Doug Alexander



  • J.D., cum laude, University of Houston Law Center (1980)
    Associate Editor, Houston Law Review
    National Order of Barristers

  • B.A., Government, Pomona College (1975)

Doug Alexander

512.482.9301 – phone

512.482.9303 – fax

Doug Alexander is unique in his profession. Despite the fact that, having been in practice for almost 40 years, he has represented clients in over 200 cases before the Supreme Court of Texas, accumulated numerous professional accolades and recognitions, and been a name partner at Alexander Dubose & Jefferson for over 15 years, Doug still writes his own briefs and works, hands-on, with peers and clients. That sort of in-the-trenches collaboration is rare for an attorney of his stature.

Doug finds it helps to not only get to know the case, but also to get to know his clients and understand their career, their life and the bigger picture surrounding the case. This approach allows him to represent their concerns to how the law applies, and ultimately get to the heart of the matter. It’s this level of preparation, empathy and understanding that makes him a formidable attorney.

Doug began his legal career as Law Clerk to the Honorable John R. Brown, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. From there, he proceeded to build an impressive career as one of the premier appellate advocates specializing in practice before the Supreme Court of Texas. According to Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers listings, Doug is one of the “Top 10” lawyers in Texas, and has been each of the past seven years.

+Court Admissions

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of California

Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1990

+Honors and Distinctions

Texas Super Lawyers, Top 10, published by Thomson Reuters – 2014-present

Texas Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters – 2003-2021

Gregory S. Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award, Texas Bar Foundation

Austin Appellate Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America – 2013, 2017

One of five Top-Notch Lawyers in Texas for Appellate Law, Texas Lawyer Go-To Guide

Named to Best Lawyers in America in Appellate Law – 2008-2020

Listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Appellate Litigation (Band 1) – 2019-present

Inducted as a Fellow into the by-invitation-only American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

+Published Works and Presentations

Petition Practice Before the Supreme Court of Texas

+Classes and Seminars Taught

Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy at the University of Texas School of Law

+Professional Memberships

Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (invitation only)

President, Texas Supreme Court Historical Society

Chair, Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas

Member, Civil Appellate Practice Commission, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

+Community Involvement

Amigos de las Americas