Fields Alexander
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Fields Alexander

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Fields Alexander has won verdicts for both plaintiffs and defendants in a number of difficult venues. His success with juries has been recognized by his peers, as evidenced by his election into the International Society of Barristers and his repeated recognition as one of the best lawyers in America in several practice areas. He has a national practice, and frequently appears for clients not only across Texas, but throughout the country. He has also successfully handled a number of arbitrations and appeals. 

Fields is, by choice, a trial lawyer whose focus is on the art of advocacy as opposed to a particular practice area. He has significant experience in disputes concerning professional malpractice, business torts, commercial transactions, intellectual property, and significant personal injury claims. 

Following law school, Fields served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

In 2011, successfully defended an arbitration brought by General Electric with Beck Redden partner Russell Post. General Electric sought over $5M in a business dispute involving alleged indemnity obligations. The Panel ruled in favor of Beck Redden’s client, awarding GE nothing.

In 2009, represented a plaintiff as lead trial counsel in a commercial dispute in Chicago federal court with Jones Day's Chicago Office. The jury found for plaintiff on all claims, awarded all sought damages, and rejected all of the defendant’s counterclaims. Mr. Alexander subsequently argued the appeal of this judgment before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which affirmed in all respects.

In 2008, successfully defended a client in a commercial real estate arbitration. Claimant sought over $1M and was awarded nothing.

In 2006, Fields and Beck Redden partner Joe Redden successfully defended a strict liability/pharmaceutical case at trial in a Jefferson County, Texas state court. Defendant stipulated liability and prevailed with the jury on causation.

In 2004, served as co-lead counsel in the successful defense of several jury trials in Jefferson County, Texas, alleging fraud and intentional misconduct and asserting damages in excess of $40M. Significant wrongful death and personal injury claims were involved.  One trial resulted in a nominal damage award which was subsequently reversed and rendered on appeal. The other resulted in a complete defense verdict.

Representative Experience

In 2011, successfully defended an arbitration brought by General Electric with Beck Redden partner Russell Post. General Electric sought over $5M in a business dispute involving alleged indemnity obligations. The Panel ruled in favor of Beck Redden’s client, awarding GE nothing.

In 2009, represented a plaintiff as lead trial counsel in a commercial dispute in Chicago federal court with Jones Day's Chicago Office. The jury found for plaintiff on all claims, awarded all sought damages, and rejected all of the defendant’s counterclaims. Mr. Alexander subsequently argued the appeal of this judgment before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which affirmed in all respects.

In 2008, successfully defended a client in a commercial real estate arbitration. Claimant sought over $1M and was awarded nothing.

In 2006, Fields and Beck Redden partner Joe Redden successfully defended a strict liability/pharmaceutical case at trial in a Jefferson County, Texas state court. Defendant stipulated liability and prevailed with the jury on causation.

In 2004, served as co-lead counsel in the successful defense of several jury trials in Jefferson County, Texas, alleging fraud and intentional misconduct and asserting damages in excess of $40M. Significant wrongful death and personal injury claims were involved.  One trial resulted in a nominal damage award which was subsequently reversed and rendered on appeal. The other resulted in a complete defense verdict.

Professional Activities and Memberships

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation 

Fellow, International Society of Barristers

Member, State Bar of Texas Disciplinary Rules Committee

State Bar of Texas Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee 
    - Member, 2008 - 2013
    - Chair, 2011 - 2013

Member, HBA Professionalism Committee

International Association of Defense Counsel

Professional Liability Defense Federation, Member

Adjunct Professor, University of Houston, Spring 2008, Fall 2004

Awards and Rankings

Recognized in Texas' Best Lawyers for Personal Injury Litigation - Defense and Product Liability Litigation - Defense, 2013

Named in Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury and Product Liability Litigation, 2008 - 2014

Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star in General Commercial Litigation, Securities, Personal Injury and Professional Liability, 2012, 2014

Named in Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers, 2012-2013

Related News
Publications and Presentations

Texas Bar's Annual Business Torts Update, Fiduciary Duty in Texas, October 2009

Buddy Can You Spare a Federal Issue? Federal Jurisdiction in Certain Legal Malpractice Claims, IADC Professional Liability Newsletter, September 2008.
http://www.iadclaw.org/pdfs/IADC-ProfessionalLiab-Sept08.pdf

Texas Bar’s Annual Litigation Update Institute, Commercial Litigation Update, January 2008

Panel member, Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Conference, Washington, D.C., September 2006