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FEATURED MOVER | Alexa Bertinelli, Civil Justice Inc.

Alexa Bertinelli was promoted to managing attorney at Civil Justice Inc.

Bertinelli joined Civil Justice in 2018 where she has overseen the Economic Justice Program and leads Civil Justice’s in-house consumer litigation. She handles both individual and class cases that challenge a variety of abusive business practices, including wrongful evictions and auto-fraud.

As managing attorney, Bertinelli will oversee and coordinate Civil Justice’s in-house legal work including the Tenant and Medical Debt Defense Projects and the Renter Eviction Avoidance Project (REAP).

She received her Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law in 2011 and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona in 2006.

Alexa Bertinelli, managing lawyer at Civil Justice Inc.

Alexa Bertinelli, managing lawyer at Civil Justice Inc.


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I have a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Arizona and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law.

If you had not chosen your current profession, what profession would you choose and why?

I would love to be a librarian. My sister is a public librarian at Enoch Pratt and she has made me realize that being a librarian is about so much more than books. I’m really inspired by the way she engages with the community to make sure people are connected to information, services, and technology.

Favorite vacation:

I had a baby in August during the pandemic. Leading up to her birth, I had been extra vigilant about covid-precautions and barely left the house. Toward the end of my maternity leave, I just needed a change of scenery, so we went to Shepherdstown, West Virginia for a couple nights. It was the perfect, low-key trip for our new family. We also appreciated how welcoming everyone was to our queer family.

When I want to relax, I … :

I love going for walks around the neighborhood. The emergence of Brood X has made walks extra interesting right now.

Favorite show:

Hannah Gadsby’s “Nanette” is one of the best things I have watched in a long time. I had no idea what to expect from it when I first watched it and was blown away. I have watched it multiple times since then and had the opportunity to see Gadsby’s “Douglass” at The Kennedy Center a couple years ago.

Favorite quotation:

I think often of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” which guides a lot my work on behalf of modest income tenants and consumers.