Alex is a doctoral-level social scientist with expertise in the psychology of self-deception in relation to law-breaking and deviance. He is experienced at both qualitative research design and quantitative data analysis and modeling. Alex designs and conducts mock trials and focus groups. He also assists in the development and testing of case themes and narrative explanations for persuading jurors and jury selection in a variety of cases.
Prior to joining the trial consulting field, Alex lectured in the Political Science Department at the University of Michigan, teaching Law, Culture and Identity, and Law and Public Policy, blending social science with law, with an emphasis on how culture, social identity and narrative identity shape legal institutions as well as individual and group perceptions of law and legality. While at the University of Michigan with the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, he assisted in the evaluation of faculty and intervention efforts to improve presentation skills and teaching techniques. That experience serves him well in working with witnesses and consulting with attorneys on teaching complex facts and presenting case arguments.
Alex received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. He also has a B.A. in Politics from Pomona College. He writes a blog on the law in all facets of life and has performed extensive research on political theory and law. Alex is licensed to practice law in the State of California.