Prior to joining Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook, Alex worked as a trial attorney at the Committee for Public Counsel Services defending indigent people from the immense power and vast resources of the government. As a public defender, he earned a reputation for having a tenacious work ethic, a solemn dedication to his clients, and an impressive record both in and out of the courtroom. Alex takes a holistic approach to his practice, understanding that potential collateral consequences such as loss of licensing, employment, or immigration status, associated with certain criminal convictions will often shape the way a case needs to be resolved.
Although trials are sometimes inevitable, Alex prides himself on finding creative solutions that can limit a client’s exposure prior to this final option. He maintains a vigorous motion practice and zealously advocates for clients in negotiations with the government. Alex works unwaveringly on behalf of his clients, listening, investigating, and applying a profound knowledge of the law in order to achieve the best possible results for them.
Alex is a dedicated advocate for social justice. While in law school he interned with the American Civil Liberties Union and currently volunteers at the Western Massachusetts Labor Action, “Know Your Rights” program, lecturing on street encounters with police. Alex has also been a guest speaker at Western New England University, School of Law’s Access to Justice Course, taught by Judge Dina Fein.
Before becoming an attorney, Alex spent over ten years working in the film industry in both Los Angeles and Manhattan. In addition to working for New Line Cinema and Carl Reiner, he accrued several on-screen credits in major motion pictures including Blow and Along Came Polly. He is an avid traveler and has set foot on six continents. Alex enjoys a variety of local activities, including hiking, skiing, and playing tennis. He is also a supporter of the arts in the Berkshires, especially film, music, and photography.
- Western New England College School of Law, J.D., cum laude
- University of Florida, B.S.
Areas of Practice
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts