Courtney M. Alexander, ESQ
Courtney M. Alexander is a senior attorney at Juvenile Law Center who joined the organization in 2023. Prior to joining Juvenile Law Center, Courtney worked as an assistant public defender in the Harris County Public Defender’s office in Houston, Texas where she helped establish the Holistic Division. During her time with the public defender’s office Courtney trained other attorneys to litigate the collateral consequences of their clients’ involvement in the criminal system, including but not limited to the loss of federally subsidized housing, the loss of employment, mitigation and bail matters, and the assessment of fines and fees.
Prior to joining the public defender’s office, Courtney worked with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs leveraging litigation, policy advocacy, and strategic communications to successfully challenge racially discriminatory housing and employment practices. Before working with the Lawyers’ Committee, Courtney started her career as a staff attorney with Lone Star Legal Aid where she litigated evictions and housing matters, employment law matters, family law matters, and a host of other civil law matters as the only pro bono attorney in a six-county area.
Courtney graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, where she served as the first intern in the Harris County Public Defender’s office. She graduated from the University of Texas - Austin, with a Bachelor of Science where she majored in Sport Management and Business and spent six months studying art history in Austria.