Jennifer M. Alexander
Ms. Alexander is an experienced criminal and civil trial attorney who has tried hundreds of criminal and civil cases in her career, in both state and federal courts. Ms. Alexander's practice is exclusively limited to representing those accused of committing crimes or clients who are being sued in state and federal courts across Maryland. Ms. Alexander began her criminal trial attorney experience while still in law school, working as a student attorney in the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office from 1999-2000. Ms. Alexander thereafter continued her desire to try complex cases and spent six years working as an Assistant State’s Attorney at the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office. While a prosecutor, Ms. Alexander was a member of the Violent Crimes Trial Team, and regularly prosecuted high profile violent crimes including being the lead prosecutor on the Annapolis Mall shooting trial. While a prosecutor, Ms. Alexander trained numerous police officers and agencies across the State of Maryland on various criminal law issues instructing on behalf of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and the University of Maryland DUI Institute. Ms. Alexander previously served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she instructed first and second year law students on writing, research and oral advocacy skills. In 2009, Ms. Alexander was voted by her peers as a “Leading Lawyer” in What’s Up Annapolis magazine. Again, in 2014 Ms. Alexander was voted by her peers as a “Leading Lawyer” in What’s Up Annapolis magazine, in the practice area of criminal defense. Ms. Alexander has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Maryland Rising Star from 2011-2015. Ms. Alexander was selected by her peers and judiciary for inclusion in the 2012 - 2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in America ®. Ms. Alexander has been selected as one of the Top 40 under 40 criminal defense lawyers in the State of Maryland by The American Society of Legal Advocates. Ms. Alexander has been named as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers. Ms. Alexander is included in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar of Register of Preeminent Lawyers with an AV rating, the highest possible rating for ethics in the law, since 2013. Martindale-Hubbell has also recognized Ms. Alexander with the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards with a Judicial Award. Ms. Alexander was voted "10 Best" for Client Satisfaction by The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Ms. Alexander was selected as one of the top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Maryland by America's Top 100, LLC, in 2017. Ms. Alexander was recognized as one of the Nation's Top One Percent of Attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and Marquis Who's Who for excellence and longevity within her practice in 2018.
Ms. Alexander graduated Cum Laude from Notre Dame of Maryland University (B.A. 1998). She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D. 2001).
Ms. Alexander is admitted to the Maryland State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In November 2014, Ms. Alexander was admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Alexander is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and Maryland Defense Counsel.
Ms. Alexander is also a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation for her "outstanding dedication and contribution to maintaining the honor and integrity of the legal profession." Memebership as a Fellow is limited to not more than 2.5% of Maryland State Bar Association membership, and by invitation only.
Ms. Alexander practices in the areas of criminal defense, DUI/DWI defense, personal injury defense and civil litigation defense.
J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 2001
Activities : Moot Court Board, Executive Board Member
B.A., Notre Dame of Maryland University, 1998
Honors : Cum Laude Activities : NCAA Basketball, Lacrosse
District of Columbia, 2002
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland , 2002
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 2002
U.S. Supreme Court, 2014
Maryland State Bar Association
Member Since: 2001
District of Columbia Bar Association
Member Since: 2002
Anne Arundel County Bar Association
Member Since: 2001
American Association for Justice
Member Since: 2002
Defense Research Institute
Member Since: 2008
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
Member Since: 2011
Fellow Maryland Bar Foundation
Member Since: 2012
United States Supreme Court
Member Since: 2014
By Jennifer Alexander
"This article originally appeared in the August 15, 2009, edition of the Bar Bulletin and is linked with the permission of the Maryland State Bar Association.