Alexander Smith is a litigation fellow at Pacific Legal Foundation and focuses primarily on Fourth Amendment and Fifth Amendment jurisprudence and practice.
Before Alexander expatriated to the United States in January 2012 and became a U.S. citizen in 2018, he studied law in London. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a barrister but returned to the academic world to conduct postgraduate research in constitutional law at University College London while also lecturing in English constitutional and administrative law. Following his corresponding with Professor John Yoo at UC Berkeley School of Law, he moved to California to join the school as visiting research scholar in constitutional law. He eventually left academia and undertook two federal clerkships in Florida before moving to Nevada to work in the State Attorney General’s Office, where he specialized primarily in constitutional issues at both trial and appellate level. Alexander eventually departed the public sector for private practice, which exposed him to plaintiff-side trial work including high-value personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, and product liability cases.
Alexander’s continued passion for constitutional law and legal history—and his unique perspective on these issues due to his having studied both American and English law—meant that he found a natural home at Pacific Legal Foundation engaging in public-interest litigation.
Alexander is admitted to the New York Bar, the Nevada Bar, and the Texas Bar as well as several federal district and circuit courts. He currently resides on the Las Vegas Strip: a unique, noisy, and often weird experience.