Since 1995 Alex has represented clients in over 1000 suits in Superior, Municipal and Federal courts in California. From adversary proceedings in Bankruptcy Court to arbitrations and mediations with the American Arbitration Association, most of his activities have involved resolutions of civil disputes spanning a wide range of cases and areas of law.
He has been a guest speaker on construction issues at various professional meetings and a panel member on numerous intermediate and advanced level Construction Law programs.
Alex has also acted as either mediator or arbitrator in over 100 cases, including many for the Los Angeles Superior Court, as a judge pro tem and pro bono mediator in Court administered programs administered by various judges in the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Before forming his own firm in May 1998, Alex was a partner at the firm of Halversen & Gilanians. He came to the law after graduating cum laude from University of Western Ontario, in London Ontario in 1985 with a BSC in Mathematics & Statistics with an Honors degree in Actuarial Science. Alex returned to school in 1990 to pursue his education in law and in 1995 graduated from the Glendale University College of Law and successfully passed his bar examination on his first attempt. While attending law school, he worked as a project and office manager at a local construction firm, clerked at the law office of George C. Halversen, and attended law school in the evenings. Upon passing the bar exam he became an associate in the firm and within six months became a partner.
Alex specializes in construction law, and business litigation. He also has substantial experience with business transactions, business litigation, consumer protection and real property law. Alex has received excellent ratings from Martindale-Hubbell for maintaining the highest standards of professional and ethical excellence in the legal community.
- • University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario Canada.
- • Glendale University College of Law, Glendale California USA
- • California State Bar, 1995
- • Supreme Court of the State of California, December 13, 1995
- • United States District Court, Central District, June 26, 1996
- • United States District Court, Southern District, March 8, 2010
- • United States District Court, Northern District, April 11, 2000 Supreme Court of the United States, Washington D.C. March 20, 2000
- • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2004
Honors & Activities
- • Strathmore’s Who’s Who Registry
- • Marquis Who’s Who in American Law
- • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating (from Very High to Preeminent)
- • Lecturer for construction law seminars and construction industry trade shows for major construction related trade associations
- • Past Trustee for Glendale Bar Association and Lawyer Referral Service
As a lawyer, I love the law.
I love and enjoy the challenges it presents, and the unwavering realization that as a lawyer I must always follow the law and guide my clients from the pitfalls and risks that they find themselves in until I find a solution to their problem. As a professional the question that is paramount in all my cases and all my clients is what will it take to achieve the best result for a client in the quickest and most cost efficient manner possible.
Above all, I value honesty, integrity and caring.
As a lawyer for the last 27 years, I have had the pleasure of representing clients from all walks of life and the single most important to me has been representing a client that is comfortable in putting his or her trust in me. Treating clients with respect and courtesy is my standard. I commit to handle their legal matters regardless of size of value with my utmost attention and highest standard of professional conduct. Always, I keep client confidences learned during the attorney-client relationship.
Being a successful lawyer is a balancing act.
I have always been a practical and pragmatic person. My approach in all my cases involves an evaluation of the case measured in the amount of financial and emotional toll it will take on my client. It is my single most important quality as a lawyer that I cherish, to help clients see and accept the fact that not every lawsuit should be fought to a bitter end — that sometimes cutting your losses is a better business or financial decision than fighting for justice or validation. It is my pragmatic side that complements my professional philosophy to guide a client to make the best decision possible.
Family comes first.
As a person, I value my 36 years of marriage with a woman who has made me the man I am today. The two wonderful, loving children that we have raised together — who I am proud to call my own — are each on their way to making a difference in this world. This is my single greatest accomplishment.