Joe Alexander practices in a wide range of general civil litigation areas, including aviation, oil and gas, products liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, professional liability, consumer litigation, commercial litigation, and business litigation. Having tried over 50 cases to a verdict, he has successfully tried cases involving medical malpractice, negligence, wrongful death, products liability and commercial disputes.
Following settlement in the Estate of Rory Moore v. United Crane case, in which a 19 year old young man died as a result of electrocution, Joe and the father of this young man testified to an OSHA subcommittee, resulting in the enactment of new law to prevent similar accidents from occurring.
Joe’s professional achievements include being named a fellow in the American Board of Trial Lawyers, an associate in the American Board of Trial Advocates, receiving the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubble, being named a Texas Super Lawyer from 2005/2016, and named to be the Best Lawyers in America.
Joe began his legal career at Andrew & Kurth, where he specialized in the defense of professional liability matters. He continued that practice for a short time at the law firm of McFall & Sartwelle. In 1992, Joe founded the firm of Hanen, Alexander, Johnson & Spalding, where he served as managing partner and was engaged in a general civil litigation practice. In 2002, Mr. Alexander joined Mithoff Law.
Joe received his BA, summa cum laude, from the University of Central Florida in 1979 and later received his JD, cum laude, from Baylor University in 1983, where he served on the editorial board of the Baylor Law Review.
Joe’s personal interests include participating in community theater, flying, golf, writing, playing keyboards, physical training with the Houston SEAL PT program as well as participating in the KAIROS prison ministry program.
Negligence & Wrongful Death
Represented the family of a 19-year-old man who was electrocuted and died when a crane operator made contact with a power line that was being directed by Mr. Moore. The case was ultimately settled. Following the settlement, after the young man’s father and Joe testified to an OSHA subcommittee, a law was enacted which will prevent this occurrence from happening again.
Represented the widow of a man who was electrocuted while performing work in the attic of a Humble homeowner. It was discovered that an exhaust fan, located in the attic, was miswired, causing the outside of the fan to be electrically charged. When our client’s husband made contact with the fan, he was tragically killed. This case proceeded to trial and settled after the third day.
The vehicle in which our client was driving was struck from behind by an unlicensed drunk driver who had been provided with a rental car by Progressive Insurance immediately after getting out of jail on a charge of DWI. The trial proceeded against Progressive Insurance for negligence in providing the rental car under those circumstances. The jury returned a verdict.
Represented the family of a young man who was killed when the vehicle in which he was a passenger rolled over. One of the tires on the vehicle lost its tread as a result of a negligent repair of a flat by Sears. The jury returned a verdict.
Recently discovered a defect in the wheel assembly of a mountain bicycle that resulted in the ejection of the front wheel while being ridden by our client. As a result of his investigation and findings in this matter, millions of bicycles have been recalled.
Discovered a defect in the wired connection at the pressure bulkhead of a re-designed turbine engine airplane which resulted in the sudden loss of control of the airplane and subsequent crash, killing the pilot on board. This matter was resolved before trial.
Oil and Gas
We filed suit on behalf of a West Texas oil and gas operator because the adjacent lease holder wrongfully injected hydrogen sulfide into a defective injection well. The hydrogen sulfide permeated into our client’s field in high concentrations. As part of the settlement, the adjacent lease holder was made to purchase our clients’ reserves.
Currently, we are prosecuting a number of lawsuits on behalf of royalty owners claiming significant underpayment of royalties by the producers.
Young mother who underwent an endovascular coiling of a brain aneurysm which was not medically indicated. During the procedure she suffered a stroke, leaving her with the inability to speak or swallow her own saliva. The trial proceeded against the neuroradiologists who elected to perform the procedure. The jury returned a verdict on behalf of our client.