Mary
Mary Alexander, as president of ATLA,
speaks to law school graduates
at Santa Clara University Law School in California

(photo courtesy of Santa Clara University Law School)

Press Clips:

  • January 27, 2017 -- "Defense Team For Ghost Ship Collective Founder Says Fire Started Next Door" -- on NBC Bay Area | Video on YouTube | Original

  • December 26, 2016 -- Mary Alexander, former Association of Trial Lawyers of America president, representing first suits of "Ghost Ship" fire victims, tells HLN (Headline News): "Horrific" deaths "could have been prevented" -- Alexander, San Francisco attorney, explains, "no way to escape inferno," "kindling and wiring caught fire”, "no fire alarm, no smoke alarm," "was death trap," building "not permitted for residence or events" -- press release by RWA | PDF
          • December 26, 2016 -- Reprinted on PR Newswire

  • December 26, 2016 -- Mary Alexander national television interview "Ghost Ship" deaths -- on Headline News (HLN) | Video on YouTube | MP4

  • December 23, 2016 -- "Mary Alexander in the News: Google report of TV and print coverage of Mary Alexander news conference announcing first "Ghost Ship" victim families' filings | Original Search | Additional Search
          • December 23, 2016 -- "Parents of Woman Found Dead in Boyfriend’s Arms File First Lawsuit in Oakland Fire" -- on KNTV 11 NBC TV Bay Area | PDF | Video on YouTube | FLV
          • December 23, 2016 -- "First Lawsuits Are Filed Over Deaths in Oakland Warehouse Fire" -- in The Wall Street Journal | PDF | Original | PDF | Photo of Mary Alexander | Photo
          • December 23, 2016 -- "Families of Oakland warehouse fire victims file civil lawsuit" -- on KTVU 2 Fox TV Bay Area | PDF | Video on YouTube | MP4
          • December 23, 2016 -- "Family of 20-year-old brings first suit in California fire" -- on The Hour Hearst Communications | PDF
          • December 23, 2016 -- "ATF rules out refrigerator as source of deadly warehouse fire" -- on MSN
          • December 23, 2016 -- "First Lawsuits Filed in Response to Oakland Warehouse Fire" -- on KQED 9 TV San Francisco CA | PDF
          • December 23, 2016 -- "First Lawsuits Filed in Oakland 'Ghost Ship' Warehouse Fire" -- in Alameda Patch | PDF
          • December 23, 2016 -- "Family of 20-year-old brings first suit in California fire" -- on Fox News US | PDF
          • December 23, 2016 -- "Ghost Ship lawsuits call warehouse a ‘death trap’" -- on Fox 5 TV San Diego | PDF
          • December 23, 2016 -- "Oakland: Ghost Ship fire victim families allege multiple people to blame in lawsuits" -- in East Bay Times | PDF
          • December 23, 2016 -- "Oakland warehouse fire: Emergency ordinance aims to stop evictions" -- in East Bay Times | PDF
          • December 23, 2016 -- "Family of 20-year-old brings first suit in California fire" -- in Watertown Daily Times Wisconsin
          • December 23, 2016 -- "First lawsuit filed in Oakland Ghost Ship fire on behalf of 20-year-old victim’s parents" -- in New York Daily News | PDF | Video on YouTube
          • December 23, 2016 -- "Wrongful death lawsuit filed in Oakland Ghost Ship fire" -- on KRON 4, The Bay Area's News Station | PDF | Video on YouTube | MP4
          • December 23, 2016 -- "First Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed In Fatal Oakland Warehouse Fire" -- on KPIX 5 CBS TV and KCBS radio | PDF | Video on YouTube | MP4
          • December 23, 2016 -- "Lawyer Mary Alexander Announces Wrongful Death Lawsuits In Connection With Ghost Ship Fire" -- on KPIX 5 CBS TV and KCBS radio | PDF | Video on YouTube | MP4
          • December 23, 2016 -- "First Civil Lawsuits Filed In Oakland Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire" -- on KGO 7 ABC TV | PDF | Video on YouTube | MP4 | Video 2 | Video 3 | Video 4 | Video 5 | Also on KTRK 13 ABC TV Houston and Southeast Texas
          • December 23, 2016 -- "First Lawsuit Filed in Deadly 'Ghost Ship' Warehouse Blaze" -- on KNTV 11 NBC TV Bay Area and NBC 4 New York | PDF | Video on YouTube | Video | Also on Asociated Press and NBC nationwide
          • December 23, 2016 -- "In suits and claims, families of Ghost Ship fire victims say many share blame for disaster" -- in The Orange County Register | PDF

  • December 23, 2016 -- "Ghost Ship" Oakland warehouse fire first lawsuit filing; News conference today, Friday, December 23, 2:30 PM, with victims' parents -- press release by RWA
          • December 23, 2016 -- Printed on PR Newswire
          • December 23, 2016 -- Reprinted on CEO.CA
          • December 23, 2016 -- "Ghost Ship" Oakland Warehouse Fire First Lawsuit Filing; News Conference today, Friday, December 23, 2:30 PM, with victims' parents; news conference following filing by Mary Alexander -- Reprinted on Street Insider Oakland CA | PDF

  • June 29, 2016 -- "Second child sexual abuse case filed against Livermore school" -- press release by RWA
            • June 29, 2016 -- "Livermore school hit with 2nd lawsuit stemming from molestations" -- in San Francisco Chronicle | Original
            • June 29, 2016 -- "Livermore school hit with 2nd lawsuit stemming from molestations" -- in SFgate | Original
  • November 8, 2015 -- "Vets shouldn’t have to start with charities, say Robert Weiner and Autumn Kelly in Stars and Stripes op-ed, named #1 in country by OpEdNews" -- press release by Robert Weiner of RWA | Original complaint
  • September 9, 2015 -- "Awards For Mary Alexander, San Francisco Victims Rights Lawyer, Continue: 'Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyers In California' For 'Consistently' Bringing 'Change In Law, Industry And Society'" -- press release by RWA
            • September 9, 2015 -- Reprinted in PR Newswire
  • June 24, 2015 -- "Irish Students And One Irish-American Killed And Injured And Their Families Deserve Justice From Faulty Construction, Asserts Former American Trial Lawyers’ President Mary Alexander, San Francisco Attorney; Alexander, A Berkeley Graduate With Irish Ancestors, Signed Condolences In Ireland And Says Victims Widely Mourned In That Nation; Inspects Berkeley Site On Return, Confirms Flaws; Alexander Has Won 12 Balcony Construction Flaw Cases" -- press release by RWA
            • Photos related to balcony collapse, killing Irish students | At site 1 | At site 2 | Signing St. Patrick's condolences book 1 | Signing St. Patrick's condolences book 2

  • April 18, 2014 -- "Mary Alexander Team Wins SF Trial Lawyer Of The Year For $1.15 Billion Verdict On Lead Paint By World's Largest Paint Companies Affecting Children Including Sherwin-Williams" -- press release by RWA
            • April 18, 2014 -- Reprinted in PR Newswire
  • April 4, 2014 -- "Court Issues Final Amended Judgment On Lead Paint Affecting Children, Denying New Trial, Ordering $1.15 Billion Against Top Companies Including Sherwin-Williams, Co-Lead Counsel Mary Alexander Of San Francisco Announces" -- press release by RWA
  • December 17, 2013 -- "Top Lead Paint Companies Including Sherwin-Williams Must Pay $1.1 Billion To Remove Lead Affecting Children From Homes In 10 Cities And Counties, Mary Alexander, Co-Lead Counsel, Announces; Court Ruling Yesterday After 13 Years Of Litigation" -- press release by RWA
  • June 27, 2012 -- "Atherton attorney inducted into state bar Hall of Fame" -- in The Almanac (Atherton CA)
  • June 14, 2012 -- "Mary Alexander, San Francisco Victims’ Attorney, To Be Inducted Into CA Bar Assn Trial Lawyer Hall Of Fame Sat. June 23—Westin St. Francis; Reception 5:30-7pm, Dinner And Presentation 7-10 PM, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102" -- press release by Robert Weiner of RWA
  • January 28, 2010 -- "Mary Alexander Honored With A “Top Verdict Of 2009” By S.F. And L.A. Daily Journal For $45 Million Judgment In Quadriplegic Case" -- press release by RWA
  • March 18, 2009 -- "$45 Million Judgment in Quadriplegic Case from Driver Running a Red Light, Mary Alexander Announces is 'Proper Victory For Victim’s Rights'" -- press release by RWA
        • Selected Media Coverage of Mary Alexander Roth judgment -- coverage generated by RWA
  • February 12, 2007 -- "Mary Alexander, San Francisco Consumer Rights Attorney, Has Amer. Assoc. For Justice “Highest Standards Of Legal Profession” Award Named For Her; Former American Trial Lawyers President Is First Recipient Of Law Finance Group Annual National Award" -- press release by RWA
  • October 28, 2005 -- "ABA Award for the Pursuit of Justice Acceptance Speech" -- by Mary Alexander -- press release -- by RWA
  • September 2, 2005 -- "Mary Alexander named president of Roscoe Pound Institute" -- in Congressional Quarterly -- generated by RWA
  • August 27, 2005 -- "Alexander named head of law institute" -- front page story and photo in The Examiner (San Francisco CA) -- generated by RWA
  • August 22, 2005 -- "Former American Trial Lawyers Leader Mary Alexander Named President of Roscoe Pound Institute" -- press release by RWA
  • November 13, 2004 -- Mary Alexander Pollock Award Release and Speech -- "End Vitriol Against Trial Lawyers" -- prepared by RWA
  • July 16, 2004 -- "Trial lawyers' aid to families pays tribute to victims of terrorist attacks" -- Opinion in San Francisco Daily Journal and Los Angeles Daily Journal by Mary Alexander -- arranged and placed by RWA
  • July 21-25, 2003 -- Mary Alexander ATLA TV & Radio Coverage -- generated by RWA
  • July 23, 2003 -- "Mary Alexander, American Trial Lawyers president, concludes national convention in San Francisco July 23, to fight for consumer rights 'under attack' by Congress and White House" -- press release by RWA
  • July 15, 2003 -- "Mary Alexander, American Trial Lawyers president, brings 2000 trial lawyers to national convention in San Francisco July 19-23 to strengthen fight for consumer rights under attack by Congress and White House; Commentary today lays out arguments -- press release by RWA
  • July 15, 2003 -- "In defense of lawyers and lawsuits" -- in (San Jose CA) Mercury News -- Commentary by Mary Alexander -- placed by RWA
  • May 31, 2003 -- "Trial lawyers group chief honored by alma mater" -- in (San Jose CA) Mercury News -- press coverage generated by RWA
  • May 24, 2003 -- "Law school commencement speaker urges graduates to make a difference -- Mary Alexander decided to join law school after personal loss" -- press release by Santa Clara University Law School -- includes photo
  • May 19, 2003 -- American Trial Lawyers chief Mary Alexander to address Santa Clara University Law School commencement ceremony -- press release by RWA
  • May 10, 2003 -- "Child molestation victim to sue cleric; Alleged perpetrator still works at parochial school in Napa -- press conference with Mary Alexander and Dan Cooper, attorneys" -- press release by RWA
  • May 5, 2003 -- "Lawyers Fight Bill to Cap Jury Awards" -- in Monterey Herald -- press coverage generated by RWA
  • May 1, 2003 -- "Mary Alexander of San Francisco, American Trial Lawyers President, Brings 200+ of Nation's Top Lawyers to Monterey CA to Strengthen Fight Against Administration's And Congress' Anti-Consumer Actions on Medical Malpractice and Class Suits" -- press release by RWA
  • February 8, 2003 -- San Francisco Chronicle Tobacco Case story with Mary Alexander statement -- statement and inclusion generated by RWA
  • Thursday, September 27, 2002 -- "Hold the lawsuits -- 9/11 victims' families should seek federal funds" -- by Mary Alexander -- in New York Daily News -- op-ed generated and placed by RWA
  • November 7, 2002 -- "Major Tobacco Case Against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds to begin in Sacramento -- Both to be challenged for 52-Year-Old's Lung and Brain Cancer -- by Attorneys Mary Alexander and Gary Paul" -- press release by RWA
  • September 27, 2002 -- 9/11 families urged to seek funds -- statements by Mary Alexander -- arranged by RWA
  • September 25, 2002 -- "National Trial Lawyers President Urges 9-11 Families to Consider Federal Fund rather than Sue" -- press release by RWA
  • July 17-26, 2002 -- Media Coverage and Interviews for Mary Alexander and American Trial Lawyers Association convention - arranged by RWA
  • July 23, 2002 -- "New National Trial Lawyers President Mary Alexander to Address National Convention, Wednesday, July 24" -- press release by RWA
  • July 23, 2002 -- "Trial lawyers knock 'Goliaths' down to size" -- Opinion in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution by Mary Alexander, arranged and placed by RWA
  • July 22, 2002 -- "San Francisco Consumer Attorney Mary Alexander Set to Take Reins of Nation's Trial Lawyers" -- press release by RWA
  • April 19, 2002 -- The Ron Owens Show (KGO/ABC) with Mary Alexander -- Arranged by RWA
  • April 21, 2002 -- McCaffrey and Alexander in The San Francisco Chronicle -- Story and interview generated by RWA
  • April 19-21, 2002 -- Media appearances by Mary Alexander - Arranged by RWA
  • April 17, 2002 -- General Barry McCaffrey and American Trial Lawyers President-Elect Mary Alexander to hold News Conference April 20 on Update on War on Terrorism, 9/11, and Middle East: Military Abroad and Families of Victims at Home -- press release by RWA
  • March 11, 2002 -- RWA arranged the following television appearances for American Trial Lawyers Association president-elect Mary Alexander
  • March 11, 2002 -- "American Trial Lawyers Association president-elect Mary Alexander, on 6-month terrorist anniversary, asserts need "sense of closure" for victims' families, says victim compensation federal fund prevents compounding of family tragedies" -- press release by RWA
  • October 3, 2001 -- "Mary Alexander to form new San Francisco-based law firm" -- press release by RWA