Strangers to Us All
Lawyers and Poetry

James M. Alexander IV


Jamie Alexander obtained his undergraduate degree Central Washington University and his J.D. degree from the University of Denver. He also obtained two master’s degrees, one in Latin American studies from the University
of Albuquerque, and the second, in anthropology from the University
of Texas-Austin. Before undertaking the study of law, Alexander worked for Colorado Rural Legal Services and the Migrant Health Program of the Colorado Department of Health. Alexander also worked as an interpreter and probation officer for the Denver County Court. After law school, he practiced family law with Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison and Lewis.

Alexander's poem, “Perfection,” appeared in The Colorado Lawyer (vol. 35, September, 2006). Alexander died in September 2006 at the age of 52.