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Alexi Velez

Associate Practice Areas: Litigation Phone: 1-202-968-4654 Email: avelez@elias.law

Alexi Velez is an associate in the Litigation practice with more than half a decade of high-profile civil rights litigation experience. Her current practice with Elias Law Group is focused on challenging voter suppression laws designed to disenfranchise young, impoverished, elderly and disabled voters.  

For example, in March of 2022, Alexi was on the ELG team that successfully struck down four Arkansas voter suppression bills that went after every aspect of Arkansas’s election process, and she continues to defend that victory on appeal.  

In 2018, Alexi helped successfully strike down Missouri’s newly enacted voter ID law. That same year, she also helped obtain a landmark victory in a lawsuit challenging Florida’s prohibition on placing early voting sites on college campuses.  

Alexi also represents her clients in election recounts. In 2019, she helped successfully represent Democratic candidate Dan McCready in an election fraud hearing that resulted in North Carolina ordering a new congressional election in NC-9. This decision was the first and only time a state has set aside a federal election because of fraudulent activity. 

Alexi also litigates a wide variety of other cases on her clients’ behalf that run the gamut from white collar defense to defamation and broader tort defense.   

Alexi is a graduate of Rutgers Law School. She clerked for the Hon. George S. Leone, Superior Court for the Appellate Division of New Jersey and began her career as a fellow and then staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, where she won a first-of-its kind lawsuit against a municipal court judge and municipality for wrongly jailing a young man because of his inability to immediately pay a $200 fine and upheld the rights of another young person wrongfully arrested for filming a state trooper who was arresting a person of color.