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Our Success Record

Some law firms measure success in dollars. We measure it in the way we change lives. At Mary Alexander & Associates, our philosophy is simple: Every case, from the routine to the most complicated, gets our best efforts – and the benefits of over half a century of collective insight, knowledge, creativity, and street smarts. We’re tireless advocates and dedicated advisers, using the latest in courtroom technology to explain complex events and theories to juries – and getting our client’s voice, and side, heard. Over the years, we’ve obtained significant verdicts and settlements – including some important multimillion-dollar ones. But we’ve also gotten answers – and accountability. In the process, we haven’t just won cases, but earned a reputation among the bar, and the respect of our clients. Below are just a few of our recoveries on behalf of our clients. Please click on the Verdicts and Settlements or Case Studies links to read more about our work – and our record of success.

  • $1.15 Billion Verdict

    Santa Clara Superior Court Judge James P. Kleinberg ordered lead paint companies to pay $1.15 Billion into a fund to remove lead paint from the homes of 10 counties and cities in California. Defendants promoted and sold lead paint for use on homes knowing it is poisonous to children.

  • $45 Million Judgment

    A San Mateo victim, 41, who had her neck broken, was paralyzed for life, and became a quadriplegic when her car was struck by a driver speeding through a red light.

  • $32.7 Million Settlement

    An Oakland warehouse fire broke out on December 2, claiming the lives of over 30 people. The warehouse was known as the Ghost Ship. It was a work-live space that more than two dozen people called home. Artists and others, looking for affordable rent in the Bay Area, used the space as their art studio and many people lived there to avoid paying costly rent elsewhere.

  • $25 Million Settlement

    Wrongful death action for the loss of several family members brought by surviving heir, who was also suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; settlement included damages for loss of love, comfort and companionship and emotional distress.

  • $21.4 Million Verdict

    Wrongful death case in which two families filed a lawsuit on behalf of two brothers who died from cancer as a result of exposure to the known cancer-causing chemical benzene.

  • $13 Million Judgment

    Male victim of child sexual abuse by soccer coach that occurred over several years; award included damages for medical expenses, lost earning capacity and pain and suffering.

  • $7.5 Million Verdict

    Elderly woman struck in crosswalk by inattentive driver; injuries included severe brain damage and multiple fractures, requiring round-the-clock attendant care.

  • $6 Million Settlement

    Young child with broken neck and traumatic brain injury from rear-end truck accident on highway; two other family members also injured their neck and back when struck by the delivery truck.

  • $5.5 Million Settlement

    A San Francisco victim, 41, fell three stories when a balcony railing collapsed at his friend’s home due to dry rot and poor construction. His spine was crushed at T5-T7, resulting in paraplegia, and he had a traumatic brain injury from the fall.

  • $5.5 Million Settlement

    A long haul trucker was run over by another trucker while outside of the cab of his rig safely locking and inspecting his load. The victim was struck and pulled up into the other semi’s dual rear wheels.

  • $4 Million Settlement

    Motorcyclist struck by automobile driven during the course and scope of employment, opening the insurance for the defendant’s employer.

  • $4 Million Settlement

    Product liability and premises liability case against a mattress company and apartment building for severe burns suffered by an infant in a crib fire.

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