Our awards and accolades

For the past 30 years, firm founder and principal attorney Mary E. Alexander has worked tirelessly both personally and professionally to ensure that injured individuals get the answers and justice they seek. With a keen eye on changes to the law and a relentless dedication to providing the best client service we can, Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., has helped countless people. Mary Alexander has built a reputation based on ethics, dedication and commitment. Over the course of her career, she has been repeatedly recognized by both her peers and the press.

Attorney Alexander’s awards and accolades include in part:

  • 2019: The Daily Journal’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2019: The Daily Journal’s Top Plaintiff Lawyers Award
  • 2019: National Law Journal’s Plaintiff Trailblazer Award
  • 2018-2019: Top Attorneys of North America, Who’s Who Directory
  • 2018: Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018: Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018: Lawdragon, 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2018: Top 25 National Women’s Award, National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018 (since 2006): Super Lawyers in Northern California
  • 2018: Top 25 National Women Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018: Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement Northern California
  • 2017-2018: 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017: Best Law Firm, Best Law Firms of America
  • 2016-2018: Best Lawyers, Northern California
  • 2015: Daily Journal, Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyers - California
  • 2014: "The Heavyweights" Award by The 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2014: Trial Lawyer of the Year, Public Justice
  • 2014: Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (for Lead Paint Verdict)
  • 2013: Top Rated Lawyers, Top Lawyers of San Francisco Recognized for Excellence & Achievement by the Legal Community
  • 2012-2013: Best of 2013, The Recorder, The Best Legal Services and Solutions that Readers Have Rated Highly Across Multiple Categories
  • 2012: "The Influencers" Award, The 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2012: Top 50 Women Attorneys in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine
  • 2012: Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, California State Bar Litigation Section
  • 2010: The Recorder, Million-Dollar Settlements
  • 2009: Trial Lawyer of the Year, CAOC Women's Caucus
  • 2005: Presidential Award of Merit, CAOC
  • 2004: CAOC, Presidential Award of Merit
  • 2003: Doctor of Law Degree, Santa Clara School of Law, upon giving the Commencement speech at the graduation of the Class of 2003
  • 2001: Trial Lawyer of the Year by Themis
  • 1996: Marie Lambert Award, AAJ

Additionally, attorney Alexander is a member of these professional associations:

  • 2019: Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Member
  • 2016: ABOTA Foundation Senior Life Fellow
  • 2015: Supreme Court of the United States of America, Admitted
  • 2015: ABA Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability, Member
  • 2010: AAJ President, AAJ Endowment
  • 2009: AAJ Endowment, Treasurer
  • 2008: American Association for Justice, Secretary, AAJ Endowment
  • 2007: American Association for Justice, Secretary, AAJ Endowment
  • 2005-2006: American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, National Board
  • 2005: Roscoe Pound Institute, President
  • 2004-2007: Bar Association of San Francisco, Member of Board of Directors
  • 2004-2007: Bar Association of San Francisco, Board Member
  • 2004-Present: National Center for State Courts, Attorney Board Member
  • 2003: American Association for Justice, President
  • 2002-Present: AAJ Leaders’ Forum, Member
  • 2002: American Association for Justice, President Elect
  • 2001: American Association for Justice, Vice President
  • 2000: American Association for Justice, Secretary
  • 2000: Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates Life Fellow
  • 1999: American Association for Justice, Treasurer
  • 1998: American Association for Justice, Parliamentarian
  • 1998-2017: American Association for Justice, Member, Board of AAJ Endowment
  • 1997-Present: American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • 1996-1997: American Association for Justice, Chair, State Delegates
  • 1996-1997: American Association for Justice, Chair, Council of Presidents
  • 1996: Consumer Attorneys of California, President
  • 1995-1996: American Association for Justice, Chair, PAC Task Force
  • 1995-1999: Public Justice, Member, Board of Governors
  • 1995-Present: Western Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Governors
  • 1995: Consumer Attorneys of California, President-Elect
  • 1994-1995: American Association for Justice, Chair, Membership Committee
  • 1994: Consumer Attorneys of California, Vice President
  • 1993: Consumer Attorneys of California, Parliamentarian
  • 1988-1992: Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, Board of Governors
  • 1984-1999: San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member
  • 1984-Present: Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • 1982-Present: California Women Lawyers, Member, 1982 – Present
  • 1982-Present: Public Justice, Member
  • 1982-Present: American Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Member
  • College of Master Advocates and Barristers, Member
  • College of Master Advocates and Barristers, Senior Counsel
  • National Crimes Victims Association, President
  • Consumers Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Santa Clara Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Member, Board of Visitors