Alex R. Straus


For more than a decade, Mr. Alex R. Straus has represented consumers, labor unions, and municipalities throughout the United States in practice areas ranging from complex tort and personal injury to antitrust and securities litigation.

Prior to joining Milberg, Mr. Straus spent the majority of his legal career as a litigation attorney with Motley Rice LLC after a long career as an investigative journalist and author. In 2013, he authored an amicus curiae brief filed in the Supreme Court of the United States in support of a shipyard worker who died as a result of asbestos exposure.

An avid writer, Mr. Straus co-authored with legendary trial lawyer, Ron Motley, a chapter in the book Pathology of Asbestos-Related Diseases, which was published in 2014. Mr. Straus has also authored two books, Medical Marvels: The 100 Most Important Medical Advances (Prometheus Books, 2006) and Guerrilla Golf: The Complete Guide to Playing Golf on Mountains, Pastures, City Streets and Everywhere But the Course (Rodale Press, 2006). The author of more than 100 nationally published feature-length articles, Mr. Straus won the New York Press Association Best Sports Feature award in 1999.

Born and raised in New York, Mr. Straus attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York, New York.

As a law student at Roger Williams University School of Law, he was the 2009 recipient of the Kathleen Brit Memorial Prize for Alternative Dispute Resolution. He also served as law clerk for the New England Patriots, working with the team’s General Counsel on real estate acquisitions, environmental compliance, and collective bargaining issues.

Mr. Straus is currently licensed to practice law in California, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.


  • B.S., Rollins College, 1992
  • Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, 1994
  • J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • State of California, 2018
  • State of Massachusetts, 2010
  • State of New York, 2013
  • State of Rhode Island, 2009
  • State of South Carolina, 2012


  • Kathleen Brit Memorial Prize for Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2009
  • New York Press Association Best Sports Feature, 1999

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Public Justice
  • California State Bar Association
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Rhode Island State Bar Association
  • South Carolina State Bar Association