- B.A. – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Magna Cum Laude
- J.D. – Washington University School of Law, Cum Laude
A native of Tennessee, Alex graduated from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga with a major in English while working part-time as an actor at a dinner theatre in downtown Chattanooga. While in law school, he focused primarily on intellectual property law, earning the highest grade in his Trademark Practice class. He also competed in the Saul Lefkowitz Trademarks and Unfair Competition moot court competition two consecutive years, and while serving as an executive notes editor of the Washington University Global Studies Law Review, he wrote a student note on the copyright implications of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement that the school has since published.