Edward S. Alexander

Edward S. Alexander

Attorney at Law

Knowledgeable and Experienced

I love helping people. I love thinking strategically. Practicing law gives me the opportunity to put my passions to work for my clients. I devoted the first 10 years of my practice almost exclusively to litigation. I handled all sorts of cases but focused on estate disputes, personal injury, real estate, and business litigation. In that time I obtained some great results, including large jury verdicts, arbitration awards, and settlements. This experience continues to serve my clients well in court.

This breadth of experience also serves my clients well in drafting sound legal documents and keeping my clients and their loved ones out of court. In litigation, I saw the pitfalls and missteps that get people into expensive legal disputes. So I take care to understand my clients and their goals. And I put my experience to work when I help them to plan their estate, manage a trust, probate a family member’s estate, or enter into a business arrangement.

I care about my community. I see apathy and cynicism arise when people feel like their needs and opinions do not matter. So I spend my free time helping to build and strengthen community organizations that empower people to make a difference. With strong community ties, I am better able to help my clients understand what resources are available for them, and help them get what they need.

University of Georgia, School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2002
Georgia State University, B.I.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1999

Washington State Bar, 2003
Washington State Supreme Court, 2003
U.S. District Court, 2005
Washington Court of Appeals, 2005
United States Supreme Court, 2010

Washington State Bar Association
National Lawyers Guild
WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Member
WSBA Business Law Section Member
American Bar Association
ABA Business Law Section Member
Whatcom County Bar Association

Operations Specialist, U.S. Navy, 1991 – 1995
Operations Specialist, U.S. Navy Reserves, 1995 – 1997
Georgia State Senate Appropriations Committee, Aide, 1999
Grant Recipient, National Association for Public Interest Lawyers, 2001

Board President, Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, 2016 to 2018
Board Member, Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, 2013 to 2019
Board of Advisors, Whatcom Civil Rights Project, 2013 to present
Board of Directors, Interfaith Coalition, 2008 – 2010
Board Member, Bellingham Insight Meditation Society, 2016 – 2018
Finance Project Officer, The Working World, 2017 – 2018