J. Bernard Alexander, III

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Los Angeles, California

Alexander Morrison + Fehr LLP
J. Bernard Alexander, III
Alexander Morrison + Fehr LLP

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Appellate, Employment Litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 1987

Education: Southwestern Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2024

Alexander Morrison + Fehr LLP

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


A trial attorney at Alexander Morrison + Fehr LLP, J. Bernard Alexander, III, represents clients in Southern California with a focus on Los Angeles County. His practice is focused on matters of employment law, including the following: sexual harassment, defamation, civil rights, appeals, equal pay and compensation, public entities, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, wrongful termination, and wage and hour class actions. Named a Best Lawyer in America in Employment Law, he is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers.

After earning an undergraduate degree in English and political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Alexander then attended law school at Southwestern Law School. In 1986 he earned his Juris Doctor and is admitted to practice in all state courts in California. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the United States Court of Appeals.

Mr. Alexander is a member of the UCLA Alumni Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Labor & Employment Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the John M. Langston Bar Association and the California Employment Lawyers Association. Within each of these organizations, he has held various leadership positions.

For almost a decade, Mr. Alexander has been chosen by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 75 California Labor and Employment Attorneys. In 2016, the California Employment Lawyers Association awarded him the Joe Posner Award, and he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients and has taken more than 60 cases to verdict.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Appellate, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Appeals, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employer, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

  • 40% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 30% Appellate
  • 30% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1987, California

Professional Webpage: https://amfllp.com/about/j-b-alexander-iii/

Educational Background:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, in English and Political Science
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • President of the Foundation for Advocacy Inclusion & Resources (FAIR)
  • Board Member, Stand Up for Workers
  • Board Member, Legal Aid at Work
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Associate, 2013
  • United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • State of California
  • Member of the Board of Trustee for Southwestern University School of Law
  • Executive Board Member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • Past President of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), 2014, 2015
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2020
  • 2020, 2021 Top 10 Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America – Employment Law – Individuals: From August 2014 to the present, I was honored as “Best Lawyers in America – Employment Law – Individuals” in the Los Angeles Area
  • Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers, by Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics: 2015 – 2019, 2021
  • Super Lawyer – Employment Litigation: 2009 through 2021 (published by Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics)
  • 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” Honoree for Employment Law, Best Lawyers Southern California (published November 2018)
  • 2019-2021 Top 100 Attorneys in California
  • 2020 LACBA Jim Robie Professionalism and Civility Award
  • 2020 College of Labor & Employment Lawyers Fellow
  • 2021 American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow
  • 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)
  • Was awarded the Joe Posner Award, the most prestigious award given by CELA, Joe Posner Award, California Employment Lawyer Association, 2016
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $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 discrimination 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
White Papers:
  • 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., LACBA Jim Robie Professionalism and Civility Award, 2020
Industry Groups:
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Langston Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County State Bar (Labor & Employment Section)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • UCLA Alumni Association

Office location for J. Bernard Alexander, III

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

Phone: 310-394-0888

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