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Alex Zalkin

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Alex joined The Zalkin Law Firm in 2011 as a graduate from the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California. Alex’s practice focuses on representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse, as well as campus sexual misconduct in Title IX lawsuits against educational institutions. Alex has litigated, or is currently litigating, cases all over the country against educational institutions ranging from elementary school through the university and graduate school level.

Alex’s tireless work on behalf of survivors of campus sexual misconduct has resulted in several, favorable judicial precedents. Most notably, Alex successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that a survivor of campus sexual assault can sue their educational institution based on that institution’s policy of indifference to sexual misconduct on campus which created a heightened risk for campus sexual assault to occur. This case represented the first time a Circuit Court of Appeals recognized this theory of liability in a Title IX case.

Alex’s work has been featured in several national publications, including The New York Times, ESPN, The San Francisco Chronicle, and BuzzFeed, among others, for his work on behalf of survivors of campus sexual assault. Alex is admitted to practice in several courts around the country, including:

  • All state and federal courts in California
  • The First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • The Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal District Courts in Texas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Washington DC, and New York

Alex is active in both the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). He is a graduate of the CAOC’s Leadership Academy which selects only a handful of promising attorneys each year to participate in a yearlong program designed to train future leaders in the plaintiff’s bar. He is also a member of the National Crime Victims’ Bar Association and has presented at multiple NCVBA conferences.

Alex received his undergraduate degree from UCLA where he majored in History and minored in Political Science. Outside of work, you can most likely find Alex training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, playing basketball, or hanging out with his wife, Liz, and their three rescue dogs, Oliver, Benny, and Belle.