University of Memphis, J.D., 2006 summa cum laude
Belmont University, B.A., 2002 magna cum laude
Tennessee Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Middle District, Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Western District, Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District, Tennessee
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Honors and Distinctions
In law school, Mr. Alexander served as an articles editor for the University of Memphis Law Review. Mr. Alexander was also a recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award, and he received CALI Awards in Property II, Contracts II, Income Taxation I, Civil Procedure II, and Elder Law Clinic.
Mr. Alexander is a member of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C., and joined the Firm after serving as a law clerk to Judge Holly M. Kirby of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section. Mr. Alexander’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, and insurance coverage. He also represents healthcare providers in matters before Tennessee’s various medical Boards and litigates contract disputes. He is a member of the Firm’s Malpractice Group and the Firm’s Tort and Insurance Group.
Mr. Alexander is also a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors, participates on various committees contributing to the business needs of the Firm, and serves as the Firm’s Privacy Security Officer for HIPAA Compliance.
Mr. Alexander has received the highest attorney rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been recognized by Super Lawyers ® magazine in the area of medical malpractice defense for several years.
Nashville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
2020 Chair, Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education
Member, Bridge the Gap Implementation Task Force Committee, 2019 – Present
2019 Chair, Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education
2018 Chair, Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education
Commissioner, Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education, 2015 – 2020
2018 Chair, “Bridge the Gap” Program Development Task Force Committee
Member, Tennessee Law Course Committee, 2018 – Present
Commissioner, Memphis City Beautiful Commission, 2011-2015
Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements
Speaker – Health Care Liability: A—to—Z – TPA 2023 Annual Seminar – April 28, 2023.
Speaker – Disclosure of Experts – Tort & Insurance Forum 2023, Tennessee Bar Association – February 23, 2023.
Speaker – Healthcare Liability During the Covid-19 Pandemic – on behalf of the Tennessee Nursing Association, Districts 1-15, Statewide – January 14, 2021.
Speaker – Healthcare Liability and Regulatory Compliance for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners – on behalf of the Tennessee Nursing Association, District 15, Wilson and Rutherford Counties – November 11, 2019.
Speaker – The Law and Nursing – University of Memphis Community Health Building, on behalf of the Tennessee Nursing Association, National Nursing Week Meeting – May 24, 2018.
Speaker – Exclusionary and Inclusionary Motions in Limine – on behalf of the Tennessee Bar Association, TBA 2017 Annual Review – August 11, 2017
Speaker – Advanced Civil Litigation Skills in Tennessee: Motions in Limine – on behalf of the National Business Institute – December 6, 2016
Speaker – Experts and Expert Depositions: Practice Pointers for Taking and Defending Expert Depositions – University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology, on behalf of the Tennessee Bar Association, General Practice Summit – August 21, 2015.
Speaker – Life Care Plans: How to Defend Against a Claim for Future Medical Expenses – Webinar, Tennessee Attorneys Memo – June 25, 2015.
Speaker – Using the ACA to Minimize Damages in Injury Settlements in Tennessee – University of Memphis Fogelman Center, on behalf of the National Business Institute – December 18, 2014.
John O. Alexander, IV, Getting Back to the Basics: “Bedside Manner,” Medical Malpractice Newsletter, Fall 2016 issue, https://k746a7.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FinalFinal-Newsletter-Fall-2016.pdf
John O. Alexander, IV, Life Care Plans and Experts: Defending Against a Claim for Future Medical Expenses, Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, The Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Fall 2015.
Amanda Waddell and John O. Alexander, IV, Collaborating with Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants, Mississippi Hospital Magazine, Vol. 19, Number 1, Summer 2014
John O. Alexander, IV, Supervision of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: Written Protocols, Medical Malpractice Newsletter, Fall 2013 Issue.
John O. Alexander, IV, Comment, Blair v. West Town Mall: The Tennessee Supreme Court Modifies the Doctrine of Constructive Notice, Adding to the Plaintiff’s Arsenal Without Stripping the Premises Owner of Traditional Protections, 35 U. Mem. L. Rev. 559 (2005).