Alexander Murphree Clem was born in Vero Beach, Florida on November 6, 1963. Mr. Clem received a B.A. degree from Furman University in 1986 and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 1990. While at Stetson, Mr. Clem was a member of the Stetson Law Review, the winner of the Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund Law Review Competition, and runner-up in the freshman moot court competition. Before attending law school, Mr. Clem was the recipient of a Rotary Scholarship and studied at the University of Bristol in Bristol, England and he also studied at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. Mr. Clem practices in the area of Nursing Home Negligence, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and mass torts litigation. Mr. Clem is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and he has been actively involved in the trial bar's activities both in Florida and at the national level.
Mr. Clem has served as a member of the Legislative Committee of the Orange County Bar Association and the Federal and State Trial Practice Committee of the Orange County Bar Association, where he served as chairman of the Courtroom Technology Subcommittee. He is a member of The Florida Bar, the Tennessee Bar, American Bar Association and he has been a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Clem currently serves on the Stetson University College of Law's Board of Overseers.
Since 1997, Mr. Clem has served in leadership roles in the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, ("AFTL") including being selected by his peers to serve as President of the organization during the 2004-2005 term. As a leader of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Mr. Clem has fought the insurance industry for several years as an advocate for the interests of injured Floridians and the civil justice system. Mr. Clem served for several years on AFTL's Executive Committee and its Board of Directors, he is a F.L.A.G. trustee (the political arm of the AFTL) and he is an EAGLE sponsor. Mr. Clem has been a frequent lecturer at AFTL and American Association for Justice (previously Association of Trial Lawyers of America) seminars throughout the country on a variety of topics relating to nursing home and personal injury litigation. He has also testified extensively before Florida Senate and House committees on a wide range of tort reform issues.
Mr. Clem has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2005-2006) and he was selected as the 2005 recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Stetson University College of Law. As referenced in the July 2006 Florida Trend magazine, Mr. Clem was featured as one of Florida's Legal Elite, a select group comprising the top 2% of lawyers in Florida. He has also been named as a "Lawyer of Distinction" in the Orlando Magazine. In December 2006, he was also recognized by The Orlando Business Journal as one of the "Best of the Bar" in Orlando. The June 2007 issue of Florida Super Lawyers magazine named Mr. Clem as one of the top 5% attorneys in Florida. Mr. Clem is also actively involved in numerous charitable organizations in Orlando. He is married to Carmen Maria Clem with whom he has 3 children: Cristina, Isabella and Alexander, II.
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