Azar Alexander

Associate ( Chicago )

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Bio

Azar Alexander is a measured, decisive, and results-driven litigator who focuses on providing tailored legal strategy and Michelin-quality customer service for every client. Although he doesn’t hesitate to do a deep dive to solve the matter at hand, he is also a global thinker who sees the forest through the trees and applies his varied life experiences to figure out the best solution to the issue.

Azar focuses his practice on commercial litigation, class actions, and risk, reputation and crisis management. In addition to federal trial experience, he brings to the table judicial clerkship and externship experience from four different levels of courts—federal appellate court, federal district court, state supreme court, and state trial court. While working for six judges including his home state hero, he learned meaningful life lessons that he applies to his life and legal practice, such as fairness, preparedness, thoroughness, and resourcefulness. He honed his legal research, writing abilities, and attention to detail.

He lives by his mother’s motto, “always try to do the right thing,” something so naturally embodied by his former mentor and judicial hero, the late Honorable Damon J. Keith. Placing a self-imposed mandate on always giving back to his many communities and mentoring and learning from others, Azar finds ways to make a difference. He stays involved through bar association leadership, tutoring, and volunteering, and expresses his creativity through his passion for southern cooking and photography.

Experience

Clerkships

Hon. Eric L. Clay, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2019)
Hon. Damon J. Keith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2018-2019)
Hon. Diane J. Larsen, State of Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County, General Chancery Division (2017-2018)
Judicial Extern, Hon. Helene N. White, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2016)
Judicial Extern, Hon. Steven C. Gonzalez, Washington State Supreme Court (2016)
Judicial Intern, Hon. John O’Meara, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2015)

Credentials

Education

Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2016, Order of the Barristers
Academic Scholarship
National Moot Court Team

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., Visiting Student, Fall 2016
Loyola University Chicago, Post Baccalaureate Degree, Paralegal Studies, 2013
University of Washington, B.S., Political Science, 2010
Seattle Central Foundation Scholarship
Seattle Pride Foundation Scholarship

Bar Admissions

Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Professional Memberships

Cook County Bar Association
LGBTQ Section Chair (2017-2018)
Board Member, ex-officio (2017-2018)

Illinois State Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division Council (2017 – current)
Law Student Division Co-Chair (2018 – current)

Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago
Board Member (2019 – current)

Honors & Awards

Junior Counselor Award, Cook County Bar Association (2018)
Presidential Award, Cook County Bar Association (2018)