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Alexandra González-Waddington – Partner
Background and Education
Alexandra is a founding partner of the González & Waddington Law Firm, and a Georgia registered mediator. She has represented and defended hundreds of defendants charged with sexual assault and has worked on some of the most notorious war crime cases stemming from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Alexandra is a co-author of the book, Pattern Cross-Examination for Sexual Assault Cases: A Trial Strategy & Resource Guide, published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). The NACDL is the preeminent organization in the United States advancing the mission of criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of a crime or other misconduct.
At the 2017 National Trial Lawyers Summit, Alexandra lectured to hundreds of the top trial lawyers from across the United States (click here to read more). Her lecture, Appealing to Diverse Juries Without Building Walls, taught trial lawyers how to effectively select and communicate with diverse juries in criminal and civil cases. Relying on the firm’s jury trial experience and academic studies, Alexandra demonstrated how picking a jury based on stereotypes can lose cases, while excellent Voir Dire can help win cases. The Summit took place February 5-8, 2017 at the Loews Miami Beach in South Beach, Florida.
A former Assistant Public Defender in the State of Georgia, Alexandra has worked on various types of cases. These include rapes, larcenies, and white collar crimes. She graduated from Temple Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, PA, where she successfully completed Templeʼs nationally ranked Integrated Trial Advocacy Program.
In 2015-2018, she wrote chapters in the American Bar Association (ABA) books, “The State of Criminal Justice.” This annual publication examines major issues, trends and significant changes in the criminal justice system, and is one of the cornerstones of the ABAʼs Criminal Justice Sectionʼs work. Additionally, this publication serves as an invaluable resource for policy-makers, academics, and students of the criminal justice system.
Alexandra was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Alexandra is admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia state district and appellate courts. She is also admitted to practice at all Military Trial Courts worldwide.
Areas of Practice
Mrs. Waddington practices in the areas of criminal defense, court-martial defense, military law, and mediation.
Organizations and Affiliations
Mrs. Waddington is a member of the Georgia State and Augusta Bar Associations. She is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Mrs. Waddington is trilingual. She is fluent in Spanish and English, and has intermediate proficiency in French.