Lawyers for Life,’ our motto, has real meaning. I often see children and grandchildren of former clients coming to A&C for solutions to their legal problems. Client service is and always has been our hallmark. We know how important hard work, dedication to client issues, and results are to each and every client.”

— James Cleaver

Practice Areas

Personal Injury, Accidents (Auto, Boat, Truck, Bus, Pedestrian), Civil Litigation


Maryland Super Lawyer – Personal Injury Plaintiff, and Top 100
Selected to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Maryland’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers (American Trial Lawyers Association)
Top Attorney, Washington, D.C., Metro Area, The American Registry of Lawyers,
Justice Fellow, Board of Regents of the American Academy of Medical Experts

Community Associations and Memberships

Legal Advisor, Silesia Citizens Association

James “Jim” Cleaver is President of Alexander & Cleaver, P.A. Jim co-founded the firm in 1984 with Gary R. Alexander. He works primarily in the field of personal injury. In that role, Jim is the firm’s primary negotiator and litigator in personal injury cases, using his vast experience and knowledge acquired over parts of the past five decades to achieve results for clients. It was no surprise to colleagues and clients that Jim has been  designated a Super Lawyer in personal injury cases, was named one of Maryland’s top trial lawyers, and was selected by the prestigious Million Dollar Advocacy Forum.

As a complement to his law practice, Jim frequently speaks to various groups around the state. Recently he spoke to members of the Metropolitan Washington Auto Body Association on how to resolve disputes with motor vehicle insurance companies.


  • University of Baltimore School of Law - J.D. - 1978
  • University of Maryland - B.A. - 1973

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association


  • District of Columbia Bar Association


  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia


  • Prince George's County Bar Association


  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan D.C.


  • American Association for Justice


  • American Bar Association

    Member of the Tort and Insurance Section and Litigation Section

  • Prince George's County Public Works Oversight Task Force

    Former Co-Chair

  • Advisory Committee for Paralegal Studies at Prince George's County Community College

    Former Member

  • Maryland Association of Justice President's Club


Contact Us

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