Edward S. Alexander, Attorney at Law
2500 years ago, a seasoned general preserved some of his hard earned wisdom in writing: "The greatest victory is that which requires no battle." Edward agrees. Edward's years of experience have given him the great privilege of winning six and seven figure legal battles for his clients. In those years, he has also gained insight that has empowered him to help his clients avoid unnecessary and costly legal battles. Edward knows that regardless of whether he is working on a big case or a small matter, every legal issue he is trusted with is important.
Edward has represented clients in Whatcom County and throughout Washington for over 10 years. Much of Edward's practice has focused on real estate, business, and trust and estate disputes. His experience, however, did not begin in the courtroom. In the military Edward learned that victory may require quick fearless action, or patience and creative thinking. Trained in electronic surveillance, information processing, tactical maneuvering, and leadership, Edward learned how to select the right tools for the task. He was part of a team successful in both intercepting smuggled weapons and drugs and keeping the seas open for international trade. He was awarded the Battle E (effectiveness in battle), National Defense and Southwest Asia Service medals.
Edward's extensive knowledge of legal practice is, in part, a product of his love of learning. His joy in turning over every stone has served his his clients well over the years, whether the task is discovering the party responsible for a construction defect, or finding the smoking gun document in a business dispute. This passion was evident at Georgia State University where he was awarded Highest Honors and the Faculty Scholar Award. Edward's education focused on understanding the workings of our legal system - on both the grand scale, and the nuts and bolts. His high marks and demonstrated understanding of our system granted him the privilege of serving in the legislature under the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - the person considered to be the second most powerful in the state. Also as a student, Edward was selected for service in Washington D.C. and Georgia to serve the most powerless among us with the National Association of Public Interest Lawyers.
Edward is known for not letting up. Edward's commitment to service began with his service in the military and continues through the present. Over the past 11 years he has steadfastly served Whatcom County through organizations devoted to justice for all. His firm received the Outstanding Supporter Award from Whatcom County Law Advocates in 2012. Edward's devotion to service is nowhere more evident than in his commitment to his clients. Edward goes the extra mile for his clients. He has obtained results for his clients in negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals. He has taken his client's battles all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Knowledgeable & Experienced
University of Georgia, School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2002
Georgia State University, B.I.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1999
Admitted to Practice
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
WSBA Real Property, Probate and
Trust 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 present
Board of Advisors, Whatcom Civil Rights Project, 2013 to present
Board of Directors, Interfaith Coalition, 2008 - 2010
Vice President, Council Member, Faith Lutheran Church, 2008 - 2010