“The quality and prestige of the Alexander firm permits us to recruit our attorneys from throughout the United States. The Alexander firm's lawyers include licensed members of the bar in Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, California and Illinois. The Alexander firm's attorneys are law school graduates of Notre Dame, Georgetown, University of Tulsa, University of Oklahoma, University of California at Davis and Harvard. The ethnic and gender composition of the Alexander firm's attorneys includes Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, women and men. The Alexander firm is proud of its diversity and minority status, the high example we set and the opportunities we create for others. The diversity of our superb attorneys gives us multiple strengths and perspectives. ”

Statement of Practice:

Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Mechanical and General Products Liability Defense, General Civil Trial and Appellate Practice in State and Federal Courts throughout the United States.

Firm Profile:

Founded in 1988, The Law Office of Robert H. Alexander, Jr., p.c., focuses its practice on the defense of manufacturers against product liability claims.    The firm defends its many Fortune 500 clients nationally, regionally, and throughout Oklahoma.  Mr. Alexander currently serves as National Coordinating Counsel and trial counsel for one of America’s largest pharmaceutical chains (and world’s largest corporation) in the Vioxx litigation.  He was one of a select few national trial counsel in the Baycol litigation and is exclusive Oklahoma trial counsel and appellate counsel in the OxyContin litigation.  The firm defends numerous cases involving other pharmaceutical companies, as well as major oil companies, automobile manufacturers, and  manufacturers of various power tools, appliances and products containing asbestos. 

Mr. Alexander and his firm have been the subjects of featured articles in such national legal publications as Lawyer’s Weekly USA and The National Law Journal.

(Principal) born Little Rock, Arkansas, 1951; admitted to bar 1977, Oklahoma; 1980, District of Columbia. 
Education: Howard University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1973); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1976).  Phi Beta Kappa. 
Member: Oklahoma, American, and National Bar Associations; International Association of Defense Counsel and former faculty member of its Trial Academy; Product Liability Advisory Council and former member of its Executive Committee/Board of Directors and its Case Selection Committee; Master in the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court CV; former co-chair of the ABA Litigation Section’s Product Liability Litigation Committee and chair of its Mock Trial of the Century based on the Titanic disaster at the 1998 Annual ABA meeting.
Practice:  Mr. Alexander began his career as Law clerk to the Hon. William J. Holloway, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (1976-1977).    From 1978 to 1980, he served as Special Lecturer in Law on Appellate Advocacy and on Constitutional Law and Minorities, at the University of Oklahoma, College of Law.  Mr. Alexander is a much sought after speaker and presenter at national professional seminars, before corporate law departments, at corporate events, and has spoken twice at his alma mater, Harvard Law School.  He was called to serve as Judge, Temporary Division, for the Oklahoma Court of Appeals in 1982, and served as Municipal Judge for the City of Forest Park from 1984 to 1986. In 1986, Mr. Alexander was a finalist for a United States District Judgeship.   Listed in Who’s Who Among International Product Liability Defense Lawyers, Mr. Alexander was judged by that publication as “the number one practioner in Oklahoma for product liability legal expertise” based on a canvass of lawyers and clients.  See also Our History; The Firm; Community.

(Managing Attorney) born Columbia, South Carolina, 1951; admitted to bar 1976 Colorado; 1979, Oklahoma. 
Education:  Howard University (B.A., cum laude, 1973); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1976); National Judicial College, University of Nevada, Reno (Administrative Law Judge Certification, 1998). 
Member: Oklahoma Bar Association (Chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, 1998-2000); Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee, U. S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma; Master, William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court CV.
Practice:  In addition to serving as the firm’s managing attorney, Ms. Bridges also heads the firm’s alternative dispute resolution practice.  She is a certified mediator, arbitrator, and early neutral evaluator for the United States District Court, Western District of Oklahoma.  As a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association ADR Section, she helped develop the Oklahoma Supreme Court rules on ADR and mediation. Ms. Bridges has presented and trained in mediation, alternative dispute resolution, and effective communication skills for the federal courts, the Oklahoma Bar Association, federal and state governmental agencies, and private organizations throughout the country.  She has served as an adjunct professor of Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, and has served as an administrative law judge for the State of Oklahoma since 1995.  Ms. Bridges has served as a third party neutral in such matters as employment and EEO, personal injury, medical negligence, contracts, real estate, and construction.

 Active in many civic, community, and professional organizations, Ms. Bridges has been appointed to state-wide commissions by each of the past four Oklahoma governors; she was twice nominated for the Journal Record Woman of the Year Award and featured in the Journal Record’s50 Making a Difference publications; and she was recipient of the of the Association for Women in Communication, Oklahoma City Chapter’s prestigious Byliner Award in Law.

(Associate) born Chicago, Illinois, 1964; admitted to bar 1990 Illinois.                  
  Northwestern University (B.S., 1986); Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1990), Managing Editor, Notre Dame Journal of Legislation
Member: American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute
Practice: Over the last 15 years, Mr. Ivy has tried numerous jury and bench trials to successful verdicts in tort related matters including product liability, medical malpractice, premises liability, and automobile accident cases.   His litigation experience also includes pharmaceutical and mass tort claims, including asbestos related matters.  He has successfully briefed and argued appellate matters before the appellate courts of the State of Illinois in insurance coverage and workers compensation matters.  In the last 10 years, Mr. Ivy has added Workers’ Compensation to his practice, defending major insurance companies and self-insured corporations at the administrative, district court and appellate court levels. 

(Associate) born San Francisco, California 1969; admitted to bar 1997 California; 2004 Texas; 2005 Oklahoma.  
Education:  California State University, Hayward (B.S., summa cum laude, 1993); University of California, Davis School of Law (J.D. 1997).
Member: California, Texas, Oklahoma, State Bar Associations;
Practice:  Ms. Palomo has made the list of “firsts” more than once:  first female member of the Chico, California law firm of Peters, Rush, Habib, McKenna & Palomo, established in 1896, and first female President of the Willows Rotary Club of Willows, California.  She began her career as a Judicial Extern for the Hon. Judge Garland Burrell, Jr., Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of California, in Sacramento, California, and worked in the Alameda District Attorney’s Office before pursuing a career in general civil law, estate planning and civil litigation.  Prior to joining the Alexander firm, Ms. Palomo’s strong commitment to community volunteerism led her to serve as president of the North Valley Estate Planning Council, to become Estate Planning workshops/instructor for Butte Community College, to serve as a volunteer for the American Heart Association, the Children’s Home Society, and Big Brother/ Big Sisters, and to become a Glenn County Mentor.

(Associate) born Elk City, Oklahoma, 1963; admitted to the bar 1988 Oklahoma; 1990 Texas. 
Education:  Oklahoma State University (B.S., with Honor, 1985); University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D., with Honor, 1988) - Order of the Curule Chair (top 10% of graduating class); Editor-in-Chief, Tulsa Law Journal, 1987-1988; American Jurisprudence Awards.
Member: American, Texas, and Dallas Bar Associations; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute. 
Practice: Ms. Morphis has extensive experience in defending corporate clients in complex product liability cases and other tort matters, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and toxic materials.   She is admitted to practice in Texas State Courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division, the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.    

, (Of Counsel) born Oklahoma City, 1951; admitted to bar 1976 Oklahoma
Education:  Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., 1972; University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1976, Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1974-1976; Author, Replevin, Garnishment, Attachment and Self-Help Repossession in Oklahoma, 30 Oklahoma Law Review 253 (1977)                       
Practice:  Mr. Love served as Assistant to the Board of Directors, The World Bank in Washington, D.C. from 1972 to 1973.  In 1982 he was appointed Judge, Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, Temporary Division.  He served as Editor, Product Liability Newsletter, American Bar Association Litigation Section from 1997 to 2005.  In 1998 Mr. Love was one of 12 lawyers from across the United States selected to participate in the "Trial of the Century" at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association.  This trial, which garnered national and international media attention, showcased some of the nation's top trial lawyers, including Johnnie Cochran, Jr., in a fictionalized trial of a claim by a survivor of the Titanic disaster brought against the ship's designer. Although his experience has been primarily concentrated in trial practice, Mr. Love has a significant transactional background as well.  The largest non-litigation matter for which he has been responsible was the restructuring of the $49,000,000.00 indebtedness which was owed to a consortium of lenders, led by Seattle-First National Bank and Northern Trust Company.  The property involved was considered the prime commercial office building in central Oklahoma.  Following extensive negotiations with the lenders, and obtaining the approval of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Mr. Love's client purchased the Notes, Mortgages and other debt and security instruments, restructured the same, and acquired a purchase option on the office building.  After exercising its option several years later, his client realized a significant gain on its investment in the building.  Mr. Love practices in the areas of product liability litigation, pharmaceutical litigation, and complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation, and has been attorney of record in numerous published cases.

Representative Clients 

Wal-Mart, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Electrolux Home Products, Anheuser Busch Companies, Vermeer Manufacturing Companies, ConocoPhillips, BP (British Petroleum), Amoco, Bank of America, Vulcan Materials Company, General Mills, Appleton Papers, Inc., Ford Motor Company, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Volvo GM Heavy Truck Corporation, Land Rover, Inc., E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, Motorola Communications and Electronics, Inc., Ford Motor Credit Company, Hughes Aircraft Company, Nissan North America, Inc., Anchor Hocking, Ariens Co., Snapper, Inc., Shoney’s Inc., Raytheon Corporation, and Ful-Fab, Inc., The DIRECTV Group, Inc., Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc., Zimmer, Inc., McClain Industries, Viking Corporation, Dometic Corporation, Delta Sigma Theta National Sorority

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