Recognized since 2019
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Alex is a bilingual attorney of Cuban decent. Alex is originally from Florida and came up to Indiana in 1999 to play football at Hanover College. Alex went to law school in 2004 and was a law clerk at Mitchell, Hurst, Jacobs and Dick during most of his law school career. He graduated from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis in 2007 and began his career as a trial attorney with the Marion County Public Defender Agency.
Alex returned to work with Bill Hurst in 2011 and currently focuses his practice on plaintiff’s personal injury work. Alex has graduated from the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series – Class X and has served in various capacities for the Indianapolis Bar Association such as: past Chair of the Solo/Small Firm Committee, Diversity Job Fair, Social Chair and Secretary of the Young Lawyers Division, Diversity Job Fair, the Strategic Planning Committee, Litigation Section, Professionalism Committee, Distinguished Fellows, and Membership Task Force. In 2016, Alex was awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division for his continued work with the Young Lawyers.His involvement with the State Bar Association includes serving on the ISBA Diversity Committee, the ISBA Standing Committee on Latino Affairs and the “Talk to a Lawyer” Spanish Line Program.
Alex believes in community involvement and has worked closely with established Indianapolis organizations such as the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, the Julian Center, and the Muslim Legal Clinic. At the Julian Center, Alex worked almost exclusively with Latino women who were the victims of domestic violence and was able to help all of them either finalize their divorce or secure custody of their children. As a volunteer attorney for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, Alex assisted a number of undocumented Latinos on their road to citizenship.Alex has also spoken at three naturalization ceremonies on behalf of the Indianapolis Bar Association. He has also presented at the Latino Coalition against Domestic Violence on the topic of undocumented worker rights. Alex served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Emberwood Center (an addiction treatment facility that serves a significant portion of the Hispanic Community) & the Vice Chairman of Addiction Services for the Mental Health America of Indiana Board of Directors.
Alex has presented CLE’s on a number of topics that involve representing or protecting the rights of Latinos and Hispanic Immigrants. He has presented on the same or similar topics for the ITLA in the past as well as various other topics for the ITLA and IBA. Alex has also written articles for the Verdict (ITLA Publication) on topics such as Premises Liability.Currently, he serves as the chairperson of the ITLA Young Lawyers Section. During his tenure as the Chair of the Young Lawyers Division, he has organized several community service events including multiple trips to Gleaners Food Bank and donations to the Julian Center. Alex has also served as Amicus Counsel for the ITLA & was awarded the Max Goodwin Young Lawyer of the Year Award and the President’s Award on behalf of the ITLA.
Alex is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association of Justice.He is also licensed to practice law in Florida. He lives in Indianapolis, IN, with his wife and two children.
- 50 South Meridian Street, Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
- Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapoli, JD, graduated 2007
- Hanover College, BA, graduated 2003
- Florida, 2009
- Indiana, 2007
- American Association of Justice - Member
- Indiana State Bar Association - Latino Affairs Committee
- Indiana Trial Lawyers Association - Board of Directors
- Indianapolis Bar Association - Litigation Section, Professionalism, Solo Small Section
- National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys - Member
- National Trial Lawyers - Member
- Indiana Supreme Court & Court of Appeals
- Federal District of Southern and Northern Indiana
- Indiana State Court
- Federal District Court Western District of Kentucky - Pro Hac Vice
Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
- Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
- Indiana Lawyer Leadership in the Law - Up and Coming Lawyer - 2014
- Indiana State Bar - Trailblazer Abriendo Caminos Award - 2015
- Indiana Trial Lawyers Association - Young Lawyer of the Year - 2016
- Indiana Trial Lawyers Association President's Award - 2016
- Indianapolis Bar Association Young Lawyers Distinguished Leadership Award - 2016
- Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow - 2015
- National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 - 2016
- National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 - 2017
- Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2015
- Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2016
- Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2017
- Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2018
Escamilla v. Sheil Sexton Co. 73 N.E.3d 663 (2017)Noe Escamilla suffered a serious and permanent injury while on a construction site and brought suit for his damages. The primary question for the Court was the extent to which an undocumented immigrant could collect future lost wages (Impairment of Earning Capacity) in a personal injury matter. The Insurance Company for the Defendant wanted to pay Mr. Escamilla's future lost wages based on rates that a Mexican Construction Worker like the Plaintiff would have made in Mexico. The Defense attempted to use the fact that he was undocumented and "could be" deported as a basis for paying less on the claim. I volunteered to work as Amicus Counsel on this case and we briefed and argued before the Court of Appeals and lost. Then the Indiana Supreme Court picked it up on transfer and we briefed and argued before the Indiana Supreme Court. They agreed with the Plaintiff that the fact that Mr. Escamilla "could be" deported was too speculative to allow the jury to know about his immigration status and that he was entitled to recover wages based on United States Wage Rates.
Phillips v. GEICO Cause No. 49D11-1606-CT-023552In the case of Phillips v. GEICO the Plaintiff, Phillips, was permanently injured when an uninsured driver crashed into his car then RAN FROM THE SCENE! The Defendant's car was found down the highway abandoned by the Plaintiff and Police. Our client, Phillips, made a claim with his own insurance, GEICO, for uninsured motorists benefits that he contracted with them for. GEICO refused to pay him his insurance policy limits. The case went to trial in June of 2018 and during the course of the Trial, GEICO proceeded to call their own insured (our client, Phillips) a liar, opportunist and cheat. They told the Jury that they should not believe that he was hurt in this huge crash and they even went as far as hiring a Doctor to come in and testify under oath that Phillips was not hurt in this horrible Interstate Crash. During closing argument, Alex asked the Jury to give Mr. Phillips the limits of the insurance policy that he paid for with GEICO. After deliberations the Jury returned a verdict in favor of Mr. Phillips for TWICE the amount of his Insurance policy!
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