Tim Alexander is a New Jersey native, born in Newark and made Southern New Jersey his home in 1980. It is here in South Jersey that Tim married Anna, his wife of 34 years, and together they raised their three children.
Tim enjoyed a long and distinguished career in law enforcement for the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office in Mays Landing, New Jersey, as a Detective Captain in charge of the Criminal Investigation Section. As a public servant, Tim participated in programs that encouraged collaborative relationships between law enforcement, individuals, and the organizations they serve. Tim was motivated to a lifelong career to bring change to the way law enforcement agencies interacted with the communities after being racially profiled by the police wherein he was shot at, assaulted, and falsely arrested because of misidentification.
During Tim’s career, he focused on programs that worked to develop alternative solutions to problems within communities and increase trust in law enforcement. At the core of every community, Tim learned people want to feel safe, have the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families, practice their faith, and be accepted by others in the community.
Tim earned a B.S., summa cum laude, in Business Management from Drexel University in 2006, and an M.B.A. from Drexel University LeBow College of Business in 2008. When envisioning the future, Tim wanted to continue his work of helping others when his law enforcement career was over. It became clear that he would best be suited to become an attorney where he could bring his experiences as a law enforcement officer, combined with his knowledge of policing to a formal legal career. Tim went on to earn his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, in 2012.
After retiring from the Prosecutor's Office, Tim immediately began working for the Philadelphia District Attorney, ultimately as a Major Trials Prosecutor. During his tenure with the Philly DA’s office, Tim was a member of the Philadelphia Youth Aid Panel. The Youth Aid Panel is a Juvenile Diversion Program to give first-time juvenile criminal offenders the option of appearing before a panel of community volunteers, rather than entering the juvenile court system. Additionally, during his career with the District Attorney’s Office, Tim joined his colleagues in interacting with the communities they served, making the office accessible to citizens of Philadelphia.
Later, Tim joined the Civil Rights Unit for the Philadelphia Solicitor's Office. Eventually, Tim left public service and went into private practice handling civil litigation and currently is "Of Counsel" for Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. Tim continues to provide legal service in many aspects of law but concentrates his practice on Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination.