Practice Areas

Civil Litigation


B.A., Economics and Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 1997
J.D., University of California, San Francisco School of Law, 2000


Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Maine
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, District of Maine

Affiliations: Current & Previous

American Bar Association, Former Member
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Former Member
Allegheny County Bar Association, Former Committee Member
Construction Financial Managers Association, Associate Member
Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills, Board of Trustees President Emeritus
Downtown Neighborhood Association, Former Board Member
Leadership Pittsburgh, Graduate, Leadership Development Program XIII
Notre Dame Clubs of Pittsburgh, Executive Committee Member Emeritus
Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce, Former Committee Member
Maine Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Alexander W. Saksen, Esq.

Alex Saksen is an experienced civil litigator who has practiced law for more than twenty years, focusing on civil litigation and employment law. He has come to consider Pittsburgh home for life.

After working at several international law firms, Alex came to Anderson & Labovitz in 2023, bringing with him significant trial, case resolution, mediation, arbitration, and other civil litigation experience. He has tried nearly fifty cases to verdict, including a $26 million construction dispute that resulted in a favorable verdict for his client. He has also tried cases on behalf of large national banks including Wells Fargo, Citibank, and PNC, as well as homeowner’s associations, national food manufacturers, and coal companies, among others. Alex also represents individuals as well as small and midsize businesses.

In his employment practice, Alex has represented both employers and employees before state and federal courts and the attendant agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. In resolving these cases, Alex maximizes his overall litigation philosophy of efficiency and is often able to resolve a case to his client’s satisfaction before suit is filed.

Alex graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Philosophy. It follows that he can be found in South Bend or in front of his television on most Saturday afternoons in the fall! Alex then matriculated to the University of California, Hastings College of Law where he served as captain of several successful trial advocacy teams and vice president of the student body.

After spending a summer in the Steel City between his second and third years of law school, Alex joined the largest firm in Pittsburgh, practicing in the civil litigation section. He worked on insurance coverage, entertainment, and toxic tort cases before moving to another large firm where he focused on natural resources litigation, including international coal contracts. After serving as managing attorney for a banking law firm in Maine, Alex returned to Pittsburgh to raise his family, although he returns to Maine for respite as often as possible. Upon his return, Alex served as regional litigation director for a law firm with offices in all fifty states. In that role, he worked on construction, employment, trade secret, intellectual property, personal products, food, and class action matters while also serving in various administrative and mentoring roles.

Alex is currently working on a vast array of civil litigation matters, including collections, defamation, contract disputes, construction, employment, and landlord-tenant disputes.

Alex is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maine, as well as all federal trial and appellate courts in both states.

When not at work or watching Notre Dame football, Alex enjoys coaching football for his son’s (aspiring quarterback Rory) team in the North Allegheny School District and attending unspeakably early morning hour swim meets with his butterflying daughter, Flynn. He recently served as president of his church in the North Hills and is active in various organizations in the area focusing on youth sports and mentoring.