MORGANTOWN -- Tammie Alexander, who practices law in Morgantown, has been named one of WV Living's 50 Wonder Women of 2016.
“Superheroes don’t have to be superhuman,” WV Living said
when it released its Fall 2016 issue that named the 50 Wonder Women of 2016. “Meet 50 women who, through hard
work and determination have made our state a better place to live.”
to Alexander's bio on the Steptoe-Johnson law firm's website, she assists clients with
banking, real estate, commercial transactions, title insurance and
construction law matters-- particularly those related to green construction.
“Tammie’s experience as vice president and general counsel
of a nationally recognized bank, and president of one of its subsidiaries,
brings a banking industry perspective to her practice, which gives her a
greater understanding of the business impact of her legal expertise and allows
her to appreciate the inner workings of her clients' businesses,” her firm bio
said. “An entrepreneur at heart, Tammie understands that the key to
successfully representing her clients is to truly become part of their team.”
started out as a paralegal, then joined a practice that specialized in
real estate, said the WV Living October article on Alexander.
to a job at Steptoe & Johnson’s office in Morgantown, where Alexander
became interested in practicing law,” the article said. “She attended
West Virginia University’s College of Law part-time while continuing
to work and raising a teenage daughter. She stayed on in real estate law
after passing the bar, starting off by helping new home buyers with
their paperwork. She now works primarily in commercial real estate.”
Alexander has also received the Pro Bono
Service Award from the West Virginia University College of Law and was included
among Generation Next 40 Under 40 by The State Journal, West Virginia’s premier
business publication, according to an Aug. 22, 2013, article in Law 360.
She has also been considered a “rainmaker,” which is any person
who brings clients, money or respect to an organization based solely on his or
“One successful tool for me was to find ways to become
engaged in both my community and my firm,” she said in her August 2013
interview with Law 360. “Through community service work and volunteerism, I
created a diverse network of friends and acquaintances. As these
relationships continued to grow, I was able to generate work and
make referrals to my partners and colleagues. Of course, I
have had to deliver a quality work product. But I find people call
me for all sorts of things … everything from legal needs to restaurant
suggestions. I am a resource, which means I’m top of mind when they need help.”
She further explained that it takes time to build trust and Alexander has put in the time and the work to build that trust with clients, colleagues
and the community.
“I think most people who know me trust that I won’t steer them in the wrong
direction,” she said in her Law360 interview. “People see me in the community
and know that I’m invested in the success of my neighbor. I’m not one of those
people who stand in the background and wait for things to happen, and that has
really served me well in my professional life.”
serves on local and state Habitat for Humanity boards and does pro bono
work for the organization.
say, I practice happy law,” she said in her WV Living interview.