Alexis Giannelia

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Alexis Giannelia

Assistant: Geneva Grzybowski


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.

Alexis holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science in international development studies and psychology from McGill University, graduating with first class honours in 2015. Alexis earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto in 2018, 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.

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.

Membership & Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia (2020)

Practice Areas

  • Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
  • Aboriginal Title
  • Advocate for Rights & Title (Section 35)