Alexander Morrison + Fehr, LLP, is proud to announce that the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) has named firm partner J. Bernard Alexander III as Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2022. As a professional organization, CAALA pays tribute to distinguished members of the trial bar, prominent jurists, and others who have performed significant activities to protect the civil justice system.
To be nominated for the CAALA 2022 Trial Lawyer award is an honor in itself. To be chosen is a testament to Alexander’s lifelong contributions to justice in Los Angeles. Alexander won the award due to his stellar case record over the past two years. For example, in December 2021, he achieved a $136.9 million verdict in a race harassment case against Tesla.
David DeRubertis, of The deRubertis Law Firm, said about Alexander, “Bernard is fearless as a trial lawyer. I’ve had the occasion to look at cases that we’ve both been pitched, and I’ve said, ‘I think that case is not winnable.’ Bernard’s taking them and then winning the case.”
“The Tesla case has an impact far beyond what I think many realize,” DeRubertis continued. “Not only was it a record-setting verdict for race harassment, this case was effectively a bellwether, because that same Freemont facility has a class action going on that affects dozens, if not hundreds of other African Americans subjected to this same harassment.” Essentially, Alexander’s win provides valuable precedent and could assist hundreds of others in receiving justice for the abuse they have suffered at the facility.
Alexander has been practicing law for decades, and in that time, he has tried over sixty cases to verdict. His dedication, skills, and experience allow him to achieve excellent results for his clients; he has won six- to eight-figure judgments for discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims. He has received multiple other recognitions for his skills, including being named a 2021 American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow, a 2020 College of Labor & Employment Lawyers Fellow, and has been named to the SuperLawyer Top Ten Southern California list for 2020 and 2021.
CAALA is a professional organization composed of Los Angeles attorneys dedicated to protecting consumers and individuals from negligent and predatory organizations. In addition, it provides members with opportunities to advocate, educate, collaborate, and connect regarding the legal needs of abused, harmed, and wronged people.
The law firm of Alexander Morrison + Fehr, LLP, recognizes the magnitude of this award and congratulates Bernard Alexander on this well-deserved recognition. We are privileged by his continued dedication to the firm and our clients, and we anticipate further successes from Alexander in the coming year.