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Alex Whitman
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Alex Whitman brings a strong work ethic and writing and advocacy skills to Cunningham Swaim. The winner of two national writing awards, Alex began his career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Royal Furgeson of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He has since taken his experience as a federal clerk into practice, participating in cases in a broad range of practice areas from the beginning of a lawsuit to the highest level of appeal. Alex’s experience and skill set enables him to analyze and argue complex issues and make clear and compelling arguments, both inside and outside of the courtroom.

Areas Of Practice

  • Aviation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Collections and Contract Disputes
  • Appellate

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Paul Bryan Prize for Constitutional Law
    • Honors: Mary Laura “Chee” Davis Award for Legal Writing Excellence
    • Honors: Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence: Labor Arbitration Practice (Fall 2008), Separation of Powers (Fall 2009), Politics and Democratic Governance (Spring 2010)
  • University of Florida
    • B.A. - 2007
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary
    • Honors: Anderson Scholar with High Distinction
    • Honors: Cambridge University Study Abroad Program
    • Major: History and Political Science

Published Works

  • After the Crash, Where Do You Land?, SMU Air Law Symposium, March, 2015
  • Assessing Atlantic Marine: How the Supreme Courts Strengthening of the Forum Selection Clause Will Impact Aviation Cases, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Air and Space Law Committee Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2
  • From the Shores of Tripoli to the Deserts of Iraq: Congress and the President in Offensive and Defensive Wars, 13 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 1363, 2011
  • Pinpoint Redistricting and the Minimization of Partisan Gerrymandering, 59 Emory Law Journal 211, 2009


  • Faculty Member, Kessler Eidson Trial Techniques Program, Emory University School of Law, 2014

Honors and Awards

  • 2010 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing
  • Winner, 2010 American Constitution Society National Student Writing Competition

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Royal Furgeson of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Judicial Clerk


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