Alexa R. Ely



Alexa Ely is an associate in the firm’s business litigation practice, with an emphasis on complex civil and healthcare litigation matters. Her experience spans across all stages of litigation, including the drafting of successful dispositive and discovery motions, first-chairing oral arguments, depositions, and mediations, and leading expert discovery and fact investigation efforts. Alexa has represented several Fortune 500 clients in state and federal courts across the country, including the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the Northern and Central Districts of California, and Minnesota, California, and Texas state courts.

Outside of her regular practice, Alexa has been engaged in pro bono representation. Most notably, Alexa represented, alongside a team of dedicated lawyers, the next-of-kin of George P. Floyd in their civil rights lawsuit against the City of Minneapolis and four former police officers, which resulted in a $27.5 million settlement.

Alexa is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a Managing Editor on the Minnesota Law Review and served as a Certified Student Attorney for the Innocence Clinic.

  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2023)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Honors in Legal Writing; Dean’s List (2019)
  • Minnesota Law Review, Managing Editor (2018-2019); Staff Member (2017-2018)
  • University of North Dakota, Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude (2015)
Professional Associations
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
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