Marc Alexander is of counsel in the Santa Ana office of AlvaradoSmith APC, and a member of the Firm’s litigation department. He has over 30 years of experience in bench and jury trials, binding arbitrations, judicial references, mediations, and appellate work in state and federal courts in California.
Mr. Alexander received his B.A. with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins, and he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Alexander received his Juris Doctor degree from UCLA in 1981, and has been licensed to practice law continuously in California since 1981. Upon graduating from law school, he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with the Hon. Warren J. Ferguson.
After clerking for the federal court, Mr. Alexander practiced in California as a litigator with Irell and Manella in its Century City and Orange County offices. In 1986, he joined the litigation department at McKittrick, Jackson, DeMarco & Peckenpaugh in Orange County, California. Mr. Alexander was a shareholder in the litigation department at McKittrick, Jackson, DeMarco & Peckenpaugh; Jackson, DeMarco & Peckenpaugh; Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus & Peckenpaugh; and, Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus, Petersen & Peckenpaugh, until 2008.
Mr. Alexander has broad experience in business and real estate litigation. His experience encompasses
diverse aspects of real estate law, including title disputes, homeowner association disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosures, and purchase and sale disputes; unfair competition disputes, including non-compete and non-solicitation disputes; partnership and corporate disputes; securities defense; and, intellectual property disputes.
Over the years, Mr. Alexander has written a number of articles and book reviews on legal subjects. A sampling of his articles includes: Trespass to Chattel and Unsolicited Bulk Email, Orange County Lawyer, September, 2003, Protecting Views With Municipal Ordinances, California Land Use, April, 2001, A Newsperson's Shield Law: A Primer, Civil Litigation Reporter, August, 1995, Despicable Conduct, Or How Punitive Have Been Damaged, Orange County Lawyer, April, 1988, Software Patents and The On-Sale Bar, The Computer Lawyer, January, 1988, When Can An Attorney Contact The Employee Of A Party Represented By Counsel? - Bright Line And Multi-Factor Approaches, Civil Litigation Reporter, December, 1987, When Is a Software Program "Made for Hire?", The Computer Lawyer, September, 1986. He is also posts on his blawg, California Mediation and Arbitration.
Mr. Alexander also publishes the blawg California Mediation and Arbitration.
Mr. Alexander is married, has three kids, three chickens, and a dog named Watson.
William M. (Mike) Hensley is of counsel in the Santa Ana office of AlvaradoSmith APC, and a member of the Firm’s litigation department. He has extensive experience in bench and jury trials, binding arbitrations, judicial references, mediations, and appellate work in state and federal courts throughout California. Mr. Hensley also has appeared pro hac vice for clients in federal courts located in Arizona, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Wyoming, Texas, and Florida.
Mr.Hensley received his B.A. in speech communication from the University of Southern California in 1976, graduating with summa cum laude honors. He then received his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers-Camden School of Law in 1979, graduating with honors. Mr. Hensley was a member of the Rutgers-Camden Law Journal throughout his law school years and externed for the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals during his last year of law school.
Mr. Hensley has been licensed continuously in California since December 1979, and is a member of the bars of all federal district courts in California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Previously, when practicing in Los Angeles County, Mr. Hensley was affiliated with Kadison, Pfaelzer, Woodard, Quinn & Rossi and Irell & Manella. He then changed venues to Orange County, practicing at Menke, Fahrney & Carroll and then for over 14 years with Jackson, DeMarco & Peckenpaugh (now, Jackson Tidus). Mr. Hensley was a shareholder at Jackson, DeMarco & Peckenpaugh, serving as its Litigation Department head for over two years while at that law firm.
Mr. Hensley’s litigation experience is broad in nature, encompassing such diverse practice areas as: real estate issues of almost any nature; construction defect litigation (both plaintiff and defense, representing developers, contractors, managers, subcontractors, and design professionals); federal and state securities class action/derivative defense; partnership/corporate governance issues; UCC/commercial paper/letter of credit issues; intellectual property/trade secret/unfair competition issues; wrongful termination/harassment trials; wage/hour class action defense; contract formation and interpretation issues; bankruptcy adversary proceedings; health care disputes; telecommunications issues; and debtor/creditor financing issues involving both secured and unsecured interests. He has also prosecuted some plaintiff consumer class actions in both state and federal courts in California.
Mr. Hensley has been involved in over 20 published decisions, as well as published numerous articles in law journals, practice treatises, and various trade journals.
Mr. Hensley has lived in Laguna Niguel for the past 20 years, enjoying spare time with his wife Anne and his Golden Doodle, Lucy.
Marc Alexander and Mike Hensley can be contacted at:
1 MacArthur Place
Santa Ana, California 92707
or by email at: