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Richard Alexander

Richard Alexander, American lawyer. Recipient Santa Clara County Youth Commission medal, 1980, Man of Year Women's Fund, commendation for distinguished service Mayor San Jose, 1982, Pro Bono award Center Occupational Safety Health, 1993; named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, Man of Year, The Women's Foundation, 1989; Roscoe Pound fellowship.


  • Alexander, Richard was born on September 26, 1944 in Cleveland.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1966. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1969.


    • Assistant professor Graduate School Business, Michigan State University, 1969-1971. Associate Belli, Ashe, Ellison, Choulos & Lieff, San Francisco, 1971-1972, Lieff, Alexander, Wilcox & Hill, San Francisco, 1972-1974, Boccardo, Lull, Niland & Bell, San Francisco, San Jose, 1974-1980. Partner Boccardo Law Firm, San Jose, 1980-1987, Alexander & Bohn, San Jose, 1987-1991, The Alexander Law Firm, San Jose, 1992-1999, Alexander, Hawes & Audet, San Jose, from 1999.

      Lecturer continuing education State Bar California, 1975, 78, 81-89, member committee professional ethics, 1977-1980, special master, since 1980, board governors, 1985-1988, vice president, 1987-1988. Judge pro tempore Santa Clara County Superior Court, 1976-1983, 85-90, arbitrator, 1976-1996. Member Santa Clara County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, 1978-1982, chairman, 1978-1980.

      Member Santa Clara County Jail Over-crowding Task Force, 1978-1981. Co-chairman Superior Court Arbitration Administration Committee, since 1979. Member Santa Clara County Public Defender Charter Amendment Task Force, 1980.

      Speaker legal seminars.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1969, United States District Court (eastern and western districts) Michigan 1970, California 1971, United States District Court (northern district) California 1971, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1971, United States District Court (central district) California 1972, United States District Court (eastern district) California 1973, United States District Court District of Columbia 1980. Diplomate National Board Trial Advocacy. Certified specialist in trial law.


    • Public The Consumer Law Page. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member Palo Alto (California) Unified School District Task Force on Special Education, 1975-1979. Member Santa Clara County Data Confidentiality Commission, 1976-1978, chairman, 1977-1978. Vice chairman school improvement program Palo Alto Unified School District, 1977-1978, member foundation exploration committee, 1984.

    Member Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee, 1978-1980. Board directors Japanese American Environmental Conference, 1979-1981. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National Association Consumer Advisers (founder), National Board Trial Advocacy (certified civil advisory 1980, 85, 90, 95), National Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Consumer Attorneys California (vice president 1995), State Bar California (board governors since 1985, vice president since 1987), California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (founder, treasurer 1972-1974, governor 1972-1975), California Trial Lawyers Association (recognized trial lawyer 1980-1989, board governors 1989-1994, vice president 1994-1996), San Francisco Bar Association, Santa Clara County Bar Association (president 1984), National Trust History Preservation, Alexander Graham Bell Association for Deaf, Stanford Alumni Association, University Chicago Alumni Club, Silicon Valley Capital Club.


    • Married Nancy L. Biebel, March 16, 1968. Children: Marshall, Meredith.
    • spouse: Nancy L. Biebel
    • children: Marshall Alexander
    • Meredith Alexander
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    Born September 26, 1944
    Died February 22, 2005
    (aged 60)