About Alex Dathorne
Prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney, Alex Dathorne was a federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mr. Dathorne also served as the Chief narcotics prosecutor (Drug Czar) at the Commonwealth Attorney's Office in Louisville. He supervised multiple attorneys and staff.
Mr. Dathorne also prosecuted many of Louisville's high profile cases. Prior to relocating to Louisville, Mr. Dathorne was an Assistant County Attorney and Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Lexington, Kentucky. Aside from significant criminal litigation experience both as a criminal defense lawyer and as a federal and state prosecutor, Alex Dathorne is also an adjunct professor at Brandeis Law School (University of Louisville) where he periodically teaches trial skills and criminal procedure. As a prosecutor, Mr. Dathorne was an adjunct faculty member at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina where he taught trial skills to prosecutors from throughout the United States.
ALEX DATHORNE'S PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Assistant Department of Justice Attorney, United States' Virgin Islands
As an Assistant federal prosecutor, Alex practiced in the United States Virgin Islands. He prosecuted all types of crime including public corruption, white collar fraud, narcotics crimes and violent crime.
Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Jefferson County / Narcotics Chief (Drug Czar)
As an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney and Chief of Narcotics, Alex obtained significant trial experience. Aside from prosecuting nearly all of the Louisville's major drug cases, Alex also handled numerous violent crime cases. Alex drafted the Commonwealth Attorney's Office's guidelines for drug prosecutions.
Assistant County Attorney in Fayette County
As an Assistant County Attorney, Alex prosecuted and tried numerous criminal cases in Lexington, Kentucky. Among the many cases he prosecuted were numerous DUI cases, drug cases and domestic violence cases.
Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Fayette County
As an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Lexington, Alex prosecuted numerous felony cases including drug cases, fraud cases, theft cases and violent crime cases.
University of Kentucky Law School, J.D. (1993)
University of Kentucky, B.A. (1990)
University of Miami
EXPERIENCE IN LEGAL INSTRUCTION
Adjunct faculty, University of Louisville School of Law (Brandeis)
- -Alex periodically teaches trial skills and criminal procedure to law students
- -Alex taught trial advocacy to prosecutors from every jurisdiction in the United States
- -Alex taught criminal law to Louisville Metro Police Recruits
Experience CountsUnited States District Court
- Medicaid Fraud Defense
- Medicare Fraud Defense
- Wire Fraud Defense
- Mail Fraud Defense
- Structuring Defense
- Identity Theft Defense
- Firearm Offenses Defense
- Child Pornography Defense
- Drug Trafficking Defense
- Wiretap Experience
- Murder Defense
- Assault Defense
- Robbery Defense
- Drug Trafficking Defense
- White Collar Fraud Defense
- Theft Defense
- Sexual Offenses Defense
- Firearms Offenses Defense