ALEXANDER, FORMER NAT'L PRES. OF ASSN. OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA, ACTED ON SOME OF NATION'S MOST IMPORTANT CONSUMER CASES INCLUDING 9-11 COMPENSATION; WILL COMMENT ON INSPIRATION AND STATE OF LAW IN AMERICA: "The legal system is the last resort for those who seek to be heard."
Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey (Ret) to attend ceremony and event
SAN FRANCISCO, June 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UPDATED: Mary Alexander, a San Francisco victims' attorney, a national leader as past president of the American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), the Consumer Attorneys of California, and current President of the National Crime Victims Bar Association, who has overseen and personally taken on some of the nation's most important cases including 9-11 compensation, is being inducted into the State Bar of California's Hall of Fame with a reception, dinner, and presentation in her honor on Saturday, June 23. The reception is 5:30-7PM, dinner and presentation 7-10PM, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco 94102.
In addition to playing a role with the Association of Trial Lawyers of America to arrange compensation with a majority of the families of September 11, 2001 victims, Alexander in 2009 won "top verdict" award from the San Francisco Daily Journal for a judgment in a quadriplegic case where the victim suffered a broken neck after being struck by a speeding driver. She has also worked for victims in child abuse and San Bruno PG&E fire cases and says, "The legal system is the last resort for those who seek to be heard."
Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey (ret), the former U.S. Drug Czar, Iraq division commander, SouthCom (Latin America) Commander, and assistant to Colin Powell at the National Security Council, will be among those attending the ceremony. Alexander and other VIP's including Gen. McCaffrey will be available to media.
Alexander thanked State Bar of California Litigation Section Chair Michael Geibelson, who will preside at the induction.
Contact: Robert Weiner/Richard Mann 301-283-0821 or cell 202-306-1200 [email protected]
SOURCE Robert Weiner Associates and Mary Alexander and Associates