Missouri Lawyers Media names Alexander to 2020 class of Up & Coming Lawyers

Graves Garrett attorney Andrew Alexander recently earned distinction in Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s 2020 class of Up & Coming Award winners. The award recognizes attorneys who are 40 and younger or in their first 10 years of practice who are positively affecting the legal profession in Missouri and have demonstrated the potential for significant future success.

Winners were recognized during a virtual ceremony Thursday, Oct. 15, and profiled in a recent edition of Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Alexander’s profile can be read here. This marks the fifth straight year Graves Garrett has had an Up & Coming honoree.

Alexander’s profile noted his “nontraditional” path.

Prior to joining Graves Garrett in January 2017, Alexander studied biology, airway science (professional pilot), and analytical theology. He also spent meaningful time working in the motorsports industry and handcrafting stringed instruments — all before returning to law school at UMKC at age 29. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, healthcare, antitrust and competition law, and campaign finance law. He also has substantial experience in trademark and copyright litigation, government and internal investigations, anti-corruption law, and political law.

Alexander began his legal career as a judicial clerk to the Hon. J. Thomas Marten, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. During law school, he interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri in the Fraud and Corruption Unit and for the Hon. Fernando J. Gaitan Jr., then chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.