Alex grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1999 and moved to Washington, D.C. where he served as a staff member for Senator Strom Thurmond until 2001. He attended the South Carolina School of Law from 2001 to 2004, and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in November, 2004. He served as a law clerk to Circuit Court Judge John L. Breeden, Jr. in Horry and Georgetown Counties from 2004 to 2005. Alex moved to Greenville in 2005 and spent the next four years as a prosecutor in Spartanburg and Greenville Counties. In 2009, he joined the law firm of Bannister & Wyatt, LLC as an associate. He was elected partner in 2013 and the firm was renamed Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC on January 1, 2014.
Alex has extensive experience in the courtroom and achieved Criminal Trial Advocacy Certification from the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 2014.
He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense. He was appointed by the South Carolina Supreme Court to the Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization in 2009 and currently serves as a board member of both the South Carolina Association of Justice and the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has served as a mentor to new lawyers through the South Carolina Supreme Court's Mentoring Program since it was established in 2012. He is a member of the Greenville County Bar Association and the Greenville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Alex has spoken on various topics of criminal law at the Annual S.C. Bail Agents Association Conference and has served as an Instructor on Criminal Law and Evidence for the S.C. Summary Court Judges Association.