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A Powerful Law Firm with Experience and Diversity

Building on a tradition of quality and success

In 1985, Gary R. Alexander and James A. Cleaver joined forces to form Alexander & Cleaver. They had a clear vision: To provide high-quality service to all clients. They hired creative and energetic professionals who demonstrated a passion about achieving results for each client.

It didn’t take long to realize the vision.

A record of success

Alexander & Cleaver has achieved a proud record of success with a roster of thousands of clients throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia that includes large multinational companies, small businesses, non-profits, associations and individuals. We pride ourselves on the sustained, superior effort we give to each of them, distinguished by our meticulous attention to detail and around-the-clock work.

Convenient, accessible locations

Alexander & Cleaver always has our clients in mind. That’s why we’ve established seven conveniently located offices throughout Maryland and northern Virginia, including Fort Washington, Annapolis, La Plata, Cumberland, Rockville, Alexandria and West Palm Beach, Florida.

A broad business, regulatory and litigation practice built for your success

We regularly handle a broad range of services that include:

Accomplished professionals dedicated to clients

Alexander & Cleaver’s attorneys and lobbyists are leaders in their respective fields as well as in the community. They have earned numerous distinctions, among them:

  • State and local government and civic leadership
    • Maryland’s second longest serving Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates
    • Former Senate Majority Leader
    • Former speaker pro tem
    • Former President of the Maryland Association of Counties
    • Special Assistant for Intergovernmental Relations
    • Leadership Montgomery
  • Legal accomplishment and professional leadership
    • Maryland SuperLawyers® in the fields of Energy & Natural Resources, Personal Injury Plaintiff, Employment/Labor Law, Administrative Law and International Law
    • Top 50 Maryland Lawyers
    • Top 50 Women
    • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the legal industry’s highest level of recognition for legal abilities and adherence to ethical standards
    • Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
    • Maryland’s top 100 trial lawyers as named by the American Association for Justice
    • Leadership positions in the Prince George’s County Bar Association
    • Recognition as one of the Best Energy Lawyers in the United States
    • Maryland’s largest wrongful death verdict
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Recognition by The Daily Record
      • “VIP Successful by 40” Award for professionals who have become successful before reaching the age of 40
      • "Leadership in the Law" winners for two firm members
    • Two firm members listed in Gazette Newspaper as most prominent Marylanders
    • Member of University of Maryland Foundation Board
    • University of Maryland School of Public Policy Board Trustee
  • Business and community leadership
    • Members, board of directors for many chambers of commerce, business and not-for-profit organizations

Building lasting client relationships

Alexander & Cleaver has built a tradition of hosting annual client picnics, breakfasts, policy lunches, conference receptions, open houses and other events to foster networking and good will. And, we offer a newsletter to keep our clients up to date on legislative changes and the firm’s news. Learn more>>>

Legal | Lobby | Business Solutions

The law firm of Alexander & Cleaver, P.A. is ready to help you at one of our seven offices in Annapolis, Fort Washington, La Plata, Cumberland, Rockville, Alexandria, Virginia and West Palm Beach, Florida. We are available 24 hours a day to handle your most urgent needs. Call us today at 301-292-3300 or contact us online. We look forward to speaking with you.

A&C Attorneys and lobbyists are proud to have the following accolades and professional recognitions