Alex Paterra was born in Kearney, Nebraska. He did not stay in the country’s breadbasket region for long, though. Growing up, he and his family moved every 5 years, tracking his father’s career. He’s lived in Texas, Virginia, and Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. After law school in Ohio, Alex aimed to return to the South and, in 2005, settled in Greenville, South Carolina. Alex started his legal career with two national prominent labor and employment law firms. In 2010, Alex started the Paterra Law Firm, LLC. In the Paterra Law Firm’s first year, Alex was named the pro bono attorney of the year by the South Carolina Bar.
In addition to founding his professional life in South Carolina, Alex has made Greenville his home. He met his wife, Emily, in Greenville. They married in 2015. In 2019, they welcomed a son. Alex and Emily keep busy raising their son and taking care of their house full of animals (two dogs, three cats, and a brood of chickens). Alex is an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He and his family enjoy vacationing and traveling in their vintage camper, which Alex restored himself.
Alex enjoys working with his clients, problem-solving and problem-preventing with them, and figuring out unique ways to resolve their legal needs. Alex prides himself in treating every client’s business needs as his own.