San Francisco, California ( — One of California’s most esteemed attorneys has received a top honor by the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), adding to her already long list of professional accomplishments.

San Francisco attorney, Mary Alexander was named the CAOC Women’s Caucus Trial Lawyer of the Year award during a special reception at the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) 48th annual convention on November 12th, 2009. Ms. Alexander was given the prestigious honor for her steadfast commitment and dedication to the rights of those injured by the unjust or negligent acts of others.

One of the deciding factors in Ms. Alexander’s award was an April 2009 verdict that awarded a sum of $45 million dollars to Tricia Roth, a quadriplegic accident victim injured in a 2006 car accident.

Ms. Roth’s was heading through an intersection in her vehicle when Roman Pantoja collided with her car after he ran a red light in his Division 1 All Service Inc. work vehicle. The company was held liable for damages incurred as a result.

Roth won compensation for the damages of the accident including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The award also provided compensation for her husband for loss of consortium and lost earnings after he assumed full time car for his wife.

About the Women’s Caucus of CAOC

The Women’s Caucus has been formed to further the mission of Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and to provide a gateway to leadership for prospective and current women members. The Caucus sponsors discussions and workshops to identify and overcome obstacles that impede women consumer attorneys.

About Attorney Mary Alexander

Mary Alexander is a personal injury attorney based in San Francisco, California. Alexander has had more than 25 years of experience practicing in this area of law. She is a former president of the Association of Trial Layers of America (currently called the American Association for Justice). Car accident victims and others who are in need of qualified legal assistance from an experienced California personal injury attorney should visit Mary Alexander & Associates online at for a free case evaluation.