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Overview

Alex Beehler is developing his practice as a trial attorney. Alex is honest, inquisitive, logical, and he loves to solve problems. He enjoys the challenge of analyzing situations, identifying the difficulties presented, and finding solutions for his clients.

Before joining the firm, Alex served a two-year term as Judicial Clerk to the Honorable James P. Flannery Jr., the Presiding Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Law Division. Alex helped prepare Judge Flannery for argument and ruling on significant motions before the court. He drafted general administrative orders, opinions, and coordinated the Law Division’s externship program. He also clerked for Law Division Judges Margaret A. Brennan, Clare E. McWilliams, and Thomas R. Mulroy on an interim basis.

Alex earned his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was an accomplished member of Chicago-Kent’s Moot Court Honor Society. His team won the 2015 McGee Civil Rights National Championship, with the best brief, and Alex was individually rated the third best overall advocate in the competition. His team finished as quarterfinalists at the prestigious Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship. Aside from advocacy awards, Alex received accolades for legal research and writing as well. He was an editor of the Seventh Circuit Review, where he authored a case comment that was published. He was also a Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant, and he received the CALI award for the highest grade in his pretrial litigation class.

In his free time, Alex moonlights as a professional soccer referee in the USL and NWSL, and as an NCAA Division 1 soccer referee for the Big Ten, Horizon, MAC, MVC, and Summit conferences.

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. 2016
  • Cornell College, B.A. 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Related Practices

Professional Experience

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association (Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers’ Tort Litigation Committee, 2018-19)
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel

Publications 

  • “Two Birds, One Stone: Decision Addresses Standards for Good Faith Findings and Common Interest Exception,” IDC Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 3, Donald Patrick Eckler and Alexander J. Beehler.
  • Alexander J. Beehler, Tetzlaff: Has the “Undue Hardship” Test Become Undue?, 11 SEVENTH CIRCUIT REV. 116 (2016) (http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/Documents/Academic Programs/7CR/v11-2/beehler.pdf).
  • Alexander J. Beehler, The Voluntary Dismissal: Getting it Right, CBA Record, Jan. 2019, at 48.
  • James J. Sipchen, Donald Patrick Eckler, Alexander J. Beehler, Another Chink in the Armor: The Illinois Supreme Court’s Sienna Court Decision Narrows the Applicability of Breach of Implied Warranty of Habitability Claims, 29 IDC Quarterly 1, 2019 (forthcoming).

Speaking Engagements

  • Alexander J. Beehler, Presentation at the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Tort Litigation Committee Meeting: Recent Developments in Illinois Tort Law (Jan. 24, 2019).
  • Alex also returns to Chicago-Kent every semester to speak on the structure of the Illinois court system and the Circuit Court of Cook County as part of Kent’s Judicial Externship program.
  • Alexander J. Beehler and the Hon. Michael R. Panter (Ret.), CLE Presentation at the Chicago Bar Association: The Voluntary Dismissal and its Nuances (Jun. 11, 2019).

News

Pretzel Attorneys and Staff Participate in Race Judicata

  Pretzel & Stouffer attorneys and staff, David Bennett, Donald Eckler, Jonathan Federman, Quinn Donnelly, Aimee Alvarez, Alex Beehler, Caitlin Donohue, Scott Howie, Kelly Kono, Mary Norris, Paula Villela, and Calvin Townsend, ran in Race Judicata last night. The 5K race benefits Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.    

September 2019 | Community

Jim Sipchen, Pat Eckler and Alex Beehler Pen Article Regarding Breach of Implied Warranty of Habitability Claims

Pretzel & Stouffer attorneys, Jim Sipchen, Donald Eckler, and Alex Beehler, recently published a feature article in the Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly entitled: “Another Chink in the Armor: The Illinois Supreme Court;’s Sienna Court Decision Narrows the Applicability of Breach of the Implied Warranty of Habitability Claims.”   The Supreme Court opinion overruled the First ...

July 2019 | Firm News

Alexander Beehler Presents on Voluntary Dismissals at Chicago Bar Association

Pretzel & Stouffer attorney, Alexander Beehler, presented a CLE at The Chicago Bar Association for a joint-meeting of the Civil Practice and YLS Tort committees. He spoke with Judge Michael R. Panter (ret.) on the nuances of Illinois’ voluntary dismissal statute, 735 ILCS 5/2-1009. The presentation was based on articles that Alexander and Judge Panter ...

June 2019 | Firm News