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Alex Calfo

King & Spalding

Partner at King & Spalding, Calfo serves as lead trial lawyer, both as regional and national counsel, for several Fortune 100 companies in multi-district litigation and statewide coordinated proceedings. With multiple awards and accolades to his name, Calfo is considered one of Los Angeles’s top trial lawyers. His successful verdicts have been featured on the front page of media outlets across the country, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post and National Law Journal.

Calfo has repeatedly won the most difficult and challenging trials involving medical devices and pharmaceuticals, airplane crashes, toxic torts, automotive products liability, insurance coverage, and commercial business disputes.  He has been awarded five of the Top 10 winning first-chair trial verdicts in California by The Daily Journal.  His verdicts have also been selected Top 5 nationally by LexisNexis, and Courtroom View Network recently named another high-profile national verdict as the “Number One Impressive Defense Victory in the United States.”  The Los Angeles Business Journal chose Alex as a 2022 Top 100 Lawyer for his legal skill, achievements, and exemplary leadership.  The award also recognized Alex as one of the first partners to join King & Spalding’s Los Angeles office and “has been instrumental in building the firm’s reputation as a west coast trial powerhouse.”

Alex is a recipient of The Best Lawyers in America award and was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.  He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only group of attorneys who have the required combination of skills, integrity, and trial experience. He has been selected as a California Elite Lawyer, named to the Outstanding Lawyers of America Society and Lawyers of Distinction, and has been cited for more than a decade as a California “Super Lawyer” in Los Angeles Magazine.

Alex is a frequent author, speaker and presenter on a variety of trial and litigation topics.

Prior to joining King & Spalding he was a partner at Barnes & Thornburg


  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law
  • B.A., Marquette University


  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Center for International Studies
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association