About Alexandria Lappas

Alexandria Lappas is an experienced criminal defense and civil rights attorney. She is a proud graduate of Georgetown University Law Center where she was a Distinguished Public Interest Law Fellow and CALI-award winner. During her time at Georgetown, she was a member of the Moot Court team, Innocence Project, Poverty Law Practicum, and Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic. She has dedicated her career to the representation of people who are traditionally over-policed and under-represented, working in various civil rights and criminal justice reform capacities since 2008.

 

After graduating from Georgetown, she clerked for the Honorable Marisa J. Demeo at the D.C. Superior Court. Driven to use her agency to support the most vulnerable members of our community, Alexandria spent nearly 8-years as an Assistant Public Defender in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and as a Senior Public Defender in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. She joined the Chavez-Freed Law Office in 2021 to apply her skills as a zealous advocate to clients litigating civil rights, constitutional law, and police misconduct cases. She continues to represent clients facing criminal prosecutions, filing appeals, and assisting with exonerations.

 

Alexandria ​​is a student of the generations of women who came before her and who championed the ideal of “lifting as we climb.” A native of Central Pennsylvania, Alexandria is dedicated to ensuring our communities are inclusive, safe, and equitable for all of our neighbors and everyone has access to the justice they deserve.

Qualifications

  • J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Philosophy & Political Science from Allegheny College
  • Distinguished Public Interest Law Fellow
  • CALI Award Winner: Race and Law
  • Clerked for the Honorable Marisa J. Demeo, D.C. Superior Court
  • Member of Pennsylvania Bar Association, Dauphin County Bar Association, Cumberland County Bar Association, and Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Has taught Continuing Legal Education regarding laws and rules on Evidence in Pennsylvania
  • Licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Experience. Commitment. Compassion.