First Name


Last Name



Giovanniello & Michels LLP

Address (Line 1)

One Pointe Drive

Address (Line 2)

Suite 300





Postal Code


Phone Number

714 364 4000

Fax Number

714 364 4001

Mobile Number

909 569 4910

Web Address



Alex was born in Sturno, Italy and immigrated to The United States with his family in 1961.  He resided in New York until moving to California in 1983. Alex is married to fellow New Yorker Barbara E. Giovanniello.  He is the father of one boy and two girls. The Giovanniello’s reside in Diamond Bar, California. Alex is fluent in Italian.

            Alex is admitted to practice in California, Nevada New York.
         Alex’s practice includes the defense of cases involving all aspects of Healthcare liability including Skilled Nursing Facilities, Long Term Acute Care  Hospitals,  Acute Care Hospitals, Dentist, Psychotherapists, Clinics, Home Health Care, Therapist  and the defense of Doctors.  His practice includes Elder/Dependant Adult Abuse, Administrative Actions, Medical Malpractice, Medical Products, Title 17 & 22, Assisted Living, RCFE, Residential Facilities, Crises Management, Collections, Injunctive Relief, Foster Care and Foster Family Agencies, Charitable Institutions, DHS Administrative Actions, Legal Malpractice, Agents and Brokers, Premises Liability, Catastrophic Personal Injury, Construction Defect, Commercial Litigation and Employment Practices Liability. 


            Alex is a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, the Los Angeles Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the California Association of Healthcare Facilities. 

            Alex received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the State of the University of New York at Brockport graduating Cum Laude in 1982. Alex was the recipient of Dean’s Honors and a participant in the Washington D.C. Internship Program for academic achievement.  He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1986 from the University of San Diego School of Law.  He was admitted to practice in California in 1986 and New York in 1988. Alex is admitted to practice in all the California Federal District Courts and the Southern District Court of New York.

            Alex has authored several publications including a California handbook on Healthcare Liability and the Federal/California handbook on employment practice liability.  He has also authored handbook materials for seminars presented in Elder/Dependant Adult Abuse.  This includes Pre trial issues, Mealey’s Nursing Home Litigation, January 2002, Elder Abuse and Tort Claims In California (Co-author), National Business Institute, 2002, Deposition and Trial Testimony – Nursing Home and RCFE Liability, Lorman Education Services, May 2001, Nursing Home Malpractice In California – Successful Case Management From Investigation To Trial (Co-author) National Business Institute, 2000; and, Elder Abuse Tort Claims In California (Co-author) National Business Institute, 1999.

Alex has a published Opinion with the California Supreme Court.


         Alex has lectured nationally for corporations, insurance companies and educational institutions.  Alex also has presented seminars to health care professionals, attorneys, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities on elder abuse, nursing home malpractice, enforcing ADR agreements, defensive charting, practical patient care, liability issues, pre-trial procedures, uses of medical records in litigation, ethics, trial, removal to federal court and deposition testimony.  Alex has presented workshops on the California State Insurance Regulations as well as Federal and California Employment Practices Liability.  Alex also presents MCLE training seminars on defending skilled musing facilities, elder abuse, civil procedure, law and motion, settlement, negotiations, soft tissue injuries, medical evidence, employment liability and law firm management. 

            Alex has participated in over twenty-three jury and court trials, hundreds of judicial and commercial arbitrations, administrative hearings and binding mediations. 


            Alex is involved in the Quail Summit Community Club.  Alex also serves as a settlement officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court Crash Settlement Conference Program.