Alexis Giannelia
Alexis Giannelia


In her role at Woodward and Company, Alexis is committed to acting as a resource for her clients to achieve recognition of what they are inherently entitled to. Specializing in Aboriginal rights and title litigation, she is focused on developing solutions to problems facing Indigenous peoples.

Prior to joining the firm, Alexis served as judicial law clerk to the Honourable Justice John B. Laskin at the Federal Court of Appeal (2019-2020) and as a judicial law clerk at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (2018-2019). She also worked as a summer law student at an Aboriginal law litigation boutique in Toronto, Ontario, and as a Debwewin Summer Law Student Intern (Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General), with a placement at Six Nations of the Grand River Justice Program in Ohsweken, Ontario.

Alexis earned her law degree from the University of Toronto in 2018, graduating with a Certificate in Aboriginal Legal Studies. During her legal studies, she completed the Indigenous Summer Intensive at the University of Victoria, studying comparative Indigenous rights and Indigenous law. In 2015, she graduated from McGill University with first class honours in international development studies and psychology, during which time she was recognized on the Dean’s Honours List, earned the Racey Prize (highest academic standing entering the final year of the Bachelor of Arts and Science Program), and secured an Arts Research Internship Award.

During the course of her legal studies, Alexis participated in the Walsh Family Law Moot 2018 and was recognized as the top overall oral advocate; took part in the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Law Moot 2017; was a student member appointee of the University of Toronto University Tribunal; worked as senior editor of the Indigenous Law Journal and senior editor of the Journal for International Law and International Relations; and was a student caseworker at Downtown Legal Services in both family law and immigration and refugee law.


Alexis Giannelia


Assistant: Geneva

Professional Standing

Member, Law Society of B.C.