Alex’s passion for advocacy is inherited through deep roots in the law. His great-grandfather was the personal attorney/Attorney General for Ramon Grau San Martin, who was the President of Cuba. Alex Mendez is a bilingual first-generation American born and raised in Orlando, Florida.
Alex was baseball student-athlete at the University of South Florida (“USF”), where he double majored in Biomedical Sciences and Business Management. 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. 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. Not only recognized in sports, Alex was recognized by the USF Muma College of Business as a 25 Under 25 honoree.
Upon graduating from USF, Alex began working at the Comprehensive Drug Research Center at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. 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’s passion for the legal field grew.
During his studies at Stetson University College of Law, Alex completed an intensive trial advocacy program at Oxford University. Alex has a vast knowledge of matters relating to personal injury, criminal defense, consumer protection, class actions, and business disputes.
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 two daughters, Andi and Mila, and two dogs, Zeus and Kai.