Alex Mendez is a bilingual first-generation American born and raised in Orlando, Florida. Alex’s passion for law was instilled in him many years before he was ever born. His great-grandfather was the Attorney General for Ramon Grau San Martin, who was the President of Cuba. During his studies at Stetson, Alex completed an intensive trial advocacy program at Oxford University. While completing his studies at Stetson, Alex worked full-time at a personal injury law firm before joining Shrader Law, PLLC, formerly known as Centrone & Shrader, PLLC. Alex has a vast knowledge of matters relating to personal injury, consumer protection, class actions, criminal defense and business disputes.
Alex was baseball student-athlete at the University of South Florida (“USF”), where he double majored in Biomedical Sciences and Business Management. During his time at USF, Alex served as the Division I Student Athlete Advisory Committee Representative for the Big East Conference, representing all of the student-athletes of the Big East Conference. Also, Alex’s success in the classroom carried over onto the baseball field as he earned Capital One Academic All-American honors during his senior season.
Upon graduating from USF, Alex began working at the Comprehensive Drug Research Center at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. It was during his time at the University of Miami that Alex earned his Masters of Public Health while conducting research as to disparities amongst different racial and ethnic groups relating to their access to health, legal rights and overall impact of these challenges on their daily lives. It was during his time at the University of Miami that Alex garnered a passion for the legal field.
Through all of his endeavors, the one thing that Alex holds closest to his heart is his family. Alex and his wife Ashli, who was softball student-athlete at USF, have a daughter, Andi and two labs, Zeus and Kai.