J. Bernard Alexander, III

J. Bernard Alexander, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Alexander Morrison + Fehr LLP
 | 1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-394-0888
Fax: 310-394-0811
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    J. Bernard Alexander, III (B.A., UCLA, 1983; J.D., Southwestern Law School, 1986) is a partner with Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP. He prosecutes demanding private sector and public entity litigation on behalf of employees. Clients range from executives to hourly workers and include all levels of management employees. He has tried approximatley 50 cases to verdict, achieving six- and seven-figure judgments for claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. He deftly handles mediations and arbitrations with similar results. He is a past President of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA, 2013-2015).  He created the Annual CELA Trial College in 2014, and manages it yearly.  He is an Executive Board Member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), President of Foundation for Advocacy, Inclusion and Resources (FAIR), a lifetime member of the John M. Langston Bar Association and the UCLA Alumni Association, a member of the Los Angeles Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), and the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC).  He received the 2016 Joe Posner Award, was designated 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” Honoree: Employment Law, Best Lawyers Southern CA, and is an ABOTA associate.  His most recent jury verdicts include: in March 2019, obtained a $5.3M award against FedEx, for a 25+ year employee terminated for disability discriminaton and retaliation; in April 2019, obtained a $1.3M award for a 29 year spanish speaking employee making $19 per hour, terminated for taking protected CFRA leave to visit his sick mother; in July 2018, obtained a $3 million award for an African-born security guard terminated for taking protected leave to care for his middle school daughter hospitalized for an emergency; in February 2017, obtained a $10 Million award for a 20+ year employee terminated for taking protected medical leave; in July 2017, obtained a $2.6 million judgment against SiTV, Inc. and FUSE MEDIA on behalf of an attorney whistleblower.  In March 2014, as co-counsel to MALDEF, obtained a $3.5 million judgment on behalf of three Latino police officers against the City of Westminster Police Department, based on failures to promote and retaliation in US District Court.

    White Papers

  • LACBA Jim Robie Professionalism and Civility Award (2020) - Selected for the prestigious Jim Robie Professionalism and Civility Award, based on recognition received from the state and federal judicial bench and the plaintiff and defense bar.

  • About Bernard Alexander, III

    Admitted: 1987, California

    Professional Webpage: http://akgllp.com/attorney/j-bernard-alexander-iii/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Selected by Daily Journey (Los Angeles & San Francisco) Top 75 California Labor and Employment Attorneys, 2012 to the present., Top 75 California Labor and Employment Attorneys, Daily Journal (Los Angeles & San Francisco), 2019
    • Was awarded the Joe Posner Award, the most pretigeous award given by CELA., Joe Posner Award, California Employment Lawyer Association, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2020
    • LACBA Jim Robie Professionalism and Civility Award, 2020
    • Previous President and Executive Board Member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA); National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) Executive Board Member; Board Member of Legal Aid and Work (LAAW); President of Foundation for Advocacy Inclusion & Resources (Fair); member of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA),  Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Lifetime Langston Bar Association member

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $1.3 million CFRA violation verdict obtained on behalf of a 20 year low wage earner ($19/hr), who was fired for job abandonment when he supposedly failed to return to work on time after visiting his mother in Guatalama, who was stricken by a stroke., 2019
    • $5.3 million dollar jury verdict against FedEx for disability discrimination, in firing a 25+ year employee six months after returning from neck surgery., 2019
    • $2.5 million judgment in favor of an attorney whistleblower, fired for refusing to mistake information to an outside auditor., 2018
    • In October 2014, acting as lead counsel, with Feldman, Browne and Olivares, APC, obtained a $1.7 Million jury verdict (plus costs and attorney fees) for disability discriminatoin and defamation against Costco, in Riverside Superior Court, representing a Spanish speaking forklift operator making $21 per hour. , 2014
    • $3 million dollar verdict in favor of security guard terminated for job abandonment, after he obtained permission to leave work to visit his high school aged daughter after she was hospitalized on an emergency basis., 2019
    • In August 2013, acting as lead counsel with Supreeta Sampath of the Sampath Law Firm, obtained a jury verdict of $1,178,341 against DirecTV based on disability discrimination, with a prevailing party attorney fee award of $857,628.75., 2013
    • Bernard obtained a $2.6 million arbitration award which was confirmed and entered as a verdict, against SiTV, FUSE, LLC, and FUSE Media, in July 2017.  Bernard represented an attorney who was terminated in retaliation for whistleblowing conduct, and also defamed.  , 2017
    • In March 2014, as lead-counsel with MALDEF, obtained a jury verdict of $3.5 Million (plus attorney fees and costs) on behalf of three Latino police officers against the City of Westminster Police Department, in a failure to promote discrimination and retaliation case based on race. The verdict was rendered in US District Court, Judge David O. Carter presiding. , 2014
    • In February 2017, Bernard obtained a single plaintiff verdict for $10 million, in LASC Case No. BC 556173, based on acts of retaliation and discrimination based on protected medical leave., 2017

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Selected by Daily Journey (Los Angeles & San Francisco) as one of Top 75 California Labor and Employment Attorneys, 2012 to the present; Top 100 Southern California Superlawyers; Los Angeles’ Best Lawyers, 2015-2018 Edition; American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA),  Associate member, inducted 2013, 2018
    • Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP was selected as one of the Top 20 Boutiques in California., 2017
    • 2016 Joe Posner Award Recipient.  ABOTA member., 2016

    Industry Groups

    • California Employment Lawyers Association
    • Langston Bar Association
    • Los Angeles County State Bar (Labor & Employment Section)
    • National Employment Lawyers Association
    • UCLA Alumni Association
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    Office Location for J. Bernard Alexander, III

    1900 Avenue of the Stars
    Suite 900
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

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    Last Updated: 8/28/2020

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