Alexander Loftus has won a wide range of significant cases through mediation, arbitration, and trial including claims arising from breach of contract, fraud, construction, shareholder suits, malpractice, and employment. He has achieved several settlements and verdicts in excess of $1,000,000 when representing plaintiffs. Alexander has handled appeals before the Seventh Circuit, Illinois Appellate Courts, United States Supreme Court, and represented Amicus Curiae before the Illinois Supreme Court.
Alexander grew up in a small town in Southern Wisconsin and went to college in Saint Paul, Minnesota and Washington, D.C. In college he studied Political Science and was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha (national political science honor society). While studying at American University, Alexander held his first legal position as an investigator for Mental Health Division of Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Shortly thereafter, he graduated from DePaul University College of Law with honors in 2010. While at DePaul he was an Editor and Staff Writer for the DePaul/Commercial Law League of America Business & Commercial Law Journal. Later, he went on to work in the general counsel's office of large pharmaceutical company and most recently at a Chicago litigation boutique firm.
In 2013, 2014, and 2015 Super Lawyers named Alexander as being one of less than 2.5% of Illinois attorneys under age 40 selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars. To compile its annual list, the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal division, undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff and a peer review of candidates by practice area. Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research.
Alexander was also included in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois by the National Trial Lawyers for 2013, 2014, and 2015. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state that demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile.
In 2014 Alexander was included in the Top 40 Litigators Under Age 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates. The American Society of Legal Advocates exclusive membership comprises less than 1.5% of all licensed attorneys nationwide.
A retired judge who mediated a complex trust case stated, “(Alexander’s) performance in the mediation was outstanding… He spun gold from straw”
A client in a dispute of $550,000 in estate assets wrote: “Alexander Loftus is an exceptional attorney. He recently represented me on a complex trust litigation matter and throughout, he was extremely thorough and insightful regarding all aspects of my case that would not have been resolved as quickly and effectively had it not been for Alexander's diligence and outstanding communication skills.”
A client in a negligence case that settled on the eve of trial wrote: “Alex provided exceptional counsel and representation, preparing his client (me individually, as plaintiff) for trial as a strong advocate, but guiding the parties to a sound pre-trial settlement, understandable to all as being consistent with both law and equity.”
A breach of contract client whose case settled favorably despite facing a significant counterclaim wrote: “Alexander is a very detailed, highly educated attorney… he really takes the time to make sure everything is done correctly and within the law.”
Alexander is admitted to practice in Illinois State Courts, Illinois Federal Courts, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Federal Trial Bar, and The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2010
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2012
Federal Trial Bar, 2011
United States 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2011
DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL
J.D. with honors
Editor DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal
Dean’s Merit Scholar
University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Saint Paul, Minnesota
B.A. with honors
Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
Professional Associations & Memberships
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Small Business Advisory Counsel
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Honors and Awards
2013 Super Lawyers Rising Star
2014 Super Lawyers Rising Star
2015 Super Lawyers Rising Star
2013 National Trial Lawyers 40 Under 40
2015 American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 Litigators under 40
2013 National Trial Lawyers Top 100
2014 National Trial Lawyers Top 100
2015 National Trial Lawyers Top 100