Brian J. Alexander

Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

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3rd Avenue 750
New York 10017 NY US

Brian Alexander received his undergraduate degree (B.S. Economics/Engineering) from the United States Military Academy in 1985.  After completion of flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama, he served as a helicopter and fixed wing pilot from 1985-1990.

Mr. Alexander graduated from the Army Aviation Accident Investigation Course and is a licensed FAA commercial multi-engine airplane and helicopter pilot with instrument ratings.

Mr. Alexander received his Juris Doctor degree from Notre Dame Law School in 1993.  While at Notre Dame, he received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, the Jessup International Moot Court Award and the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Alexander joined Kreindler & Kreindler in 1995 after having clerked for the Honorable Robert D. Potter, U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of North Carolina (1993-1995).  Mr. Alexander became a partner in 2001.

Mr. Alexander has litigated numerous international and domestic airline, commuter, military and general aviation crash cases. Many of the aviation cases in which Mr. Alexander has been involved have had notable results, including several of the highest individual settlements in the United States.

Mr. Alexander led the effort in the litigation arising out of the 1997 crash of a Boeing 747 in Agana, Guam being operated as KAL Flight 801 and was the lead examiner for the PSC in numerous depositions of airline and FAA personnel.

He was a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) for the Singapore 006 crash in October 2000.  In that case, he briefed, argued and won a critical choice of law motion for the passengers and obtained one of the largest settlements.

He also handled the litigation arising out of two recent MV-22 Osprey crashes and obtained successful settlements for the military families against the manufacturers Bell and Boeing.

In 2002, Mr. Alexander was appointed by the Court as Co-liaison counsel for the September 11 Litigation pending in the Southern District of New York.  He briefed, argued and defeated the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss the 9-11 lawsuits.

Mr.  Alexander is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Rutgers School of Law where he teaches a course on Aviation Accident Litigation.

Education:

  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, J.D. – 1993
  • United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, B.S. – 1985

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1993
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1996

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