Previously serving as a legal clerk for a local medical malpractice firm, Alex joined Sandberg Phoenix in September 2009 as an associate and works with the firm’s Health Law Practice Group. Alex’s is an accomplished medical malpractice defense attorney whose clients include hospitals, physicians, nurses and nursing homes. He is also experienced in birth trauma litigation, accident defense and works with a variety of businesses in premises liability cases.
A forward-thinker, Alex looks at how each step of a case can affect trial proceedings and works with clients to resolve issues quickly and effectively. He genuinely enjoys working on behalf of his clients, pursuing the best possible outcome regardless the legal scenario.
“Working with medical professionals gives me the exciting opportunity to learn more about medicine,” Alex says. “Every case involves different conditions and circumstances and I have to develop considerable knowledge in order to help my clients.”
Outside his legal practice, Alex enjoys playing with his two sons and dog, spending time with his wife Jessie, going hunting and playing and coaching water polo.
Alex received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics, cum laude, from the University of Richmond in 2006, where he was president of the club water polo team.
In 2009, he earned his Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law, graduating cum laude. He earned the F. Hodge O’Neal Corporate Law Award and the CALI Award in Corporations, and served as a staff member and mentor for the Global Studies Law Review.
Alex is a member of the MICDS Alumni Association and an alumni interviewer for the University of Richmond.
In recognition of his outstanding work as a young attorney, Alex was selected as a “Rising Star” by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in 2015 and 2016.
He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of Illinois and the Eastern District of Missouri.
Benson v. Allen Palmer, et al. Together with John Sandberg and Mary Anne Mellow, obtained a defense verdict in favor of a Gynecologist and his group, who were defendants in a medical malpractice action in January 2015. The case involved an alleged failure to timely diagnose and repair a bowel perforation in a 39 year-old patient who underwent a Laparoscopically-Assisted Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH), performed by our client, within 24 hours after presenting to the emergency room following her discharge from the original LSH surgery. Plaintiffs sued two Gynecologists and the General Surgeon who were managing the care in the hospital. Both Plaintiffs, the patient and her husband based on his loss of consortium, asked the jury for roughly $900,000 in closing. All three physicians received defense verdicts.
Caine v. Hospital: Obtained a unanimous defense verdict as first chair in a case involving auto accident. Plaintiff alleged she sustained injury to her knee and back after a piece of construction equipment operated by an employee of the Hospital backed into Plaintiff’s car while she was at a stop on our premises. Client considered admitting liability pre-suit.
Johann v. St. Anthony’s Medical Center: Second chair for case involving an elderly man who fell out of his hospital bed after a spinal decompression surgery. Plaintiff alleged that he developed arachnoiditis as a result of the fall. The case was tried in St. Louis County, Missouri and the jury returned a defense verdict.
Harris v. Hospital: Second chair for a defense verdict involving an IV infiltration case in Jefferson County, Illinois. Plaintiff asked the jury for roughly $900,000.
Newsletter on the impact of the Illinois Nursing Home Reform Bill signed into law on July 29, 2010
Newsletter on the Missouri Supreme Court’s Opinion in Watts v. Lester Cox Medical Center which invalidated the Non-Economic Damage Caps in suits against health care providers
“What is Left of Tort Reform in Missouri,” Area Hospital System Risk Managers Seminar
Alex joined Sandberg Phoenix in September 2009 as an associate. Previously, Alex served as a law clerk at a local medical malpractice firm.
Alex is a member of the MICDS Alumni Association and also serves as the assistant Varsity Water Polo Coach.
Alex is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois.
He is a member of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Alex earned his Juris Doctor in 2009 graduating from Washington University School of Law, cum laude. He earned the F. Hodge O’Neal Corporate Law Award and the CALI Award in Corporations. Alex also served as a staff member and mentor for the Global Studies Law Review.
Alex received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Economics,cum laude, from the University of Richmond in 2006.