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Overview

Alexis combines the best of her journalism background and legal training to bring clients efficient and excellent advocacy. She is passionate about small businesses and assists both owners and employees in transactional and litigation matters, including employment law, intellectual property and class action disputes. Alexis regularly drafts complex procedural and substantive documents for litigation, also actively managing discovery and participating in mediation and settlement negotiations. In addition to her litigation practice, Alexis also advises clients on contract matters, where she both creates and reviews transactional documents, including employment contracts, non-disclosure and non-competition agreements, and commercial leases.

Prior to her time at KJK, Alexis served as an extern for Chief Judge Edmund A. Sargus of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and Justice Judith L. French of the Supreme Court of Ohio. These experiences allowed Alexis to gain insight into the judicial decision-making process, and she uses that knowledge to advise clients.

Drawing on experiences from the newsroom to the courtroom, she brings exceptional listening skills to her work with clients, helping her to understand their needs and goals and find the best path to achieve those goals.

Originally from the Hocking Hills area of Southeastern Ohio, Alexis is a longtime Columbus resident and active participant in the city’s arts and culture scene, and supports Columbus’s local businesses and entrepreneurs.

“I like to hear people’s stories. Being a good listener helps me connect with clients. I can write more effectively for their cases if I really understand their issues.” – Alexis V. Preskar

Education

  • Capital University Law School, J.D., 2016, summa cum laude
    • Capital University Law Review, Associate Note Editor
    • John E. Sullivan Research Fellow
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., Journalism, 2013, cum laude
    • The Lantern, reporter and copy editor
    • Society of Professional Journalists, president and treasurer

Civic Involvement

  • Columbus Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee, Co-Chair
  • Columbus Dispatch Reader Advisory Board, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association Barrister Leadership Class of 2018
  • Wild Goose Creative, Advisory Board Member
  • Columbus Young Professionals Club
  • Volunteer Reader and Moderator, Ohio Academic Competition
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Events Co-Chair

Professional Affiliations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Ohio State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for:
    • Torts I
    • Contracts I
    • Property II
    • Civil Procedure: Rules
    • Business Associations I and II
    • Federal Personal Income Tax
    • Constitutional Law II: First Amendment
    • Legal Drafting: Criminal
  • 2016 Ambassador Award, Capital University Law School

Presentations & Publications

Representative Experience

  • Assisted in successful briefing and settlement of $2.6 million lawsuit filed in federal court by one of the largest law firms in the Midwest for violations of trade secret, non-compete and tortious interference laws
  • Worked as part of the legal team that achieved a successful resolution of $6.3 million combined breach of sales representative agreement and construction dispute pending in U.S., Canadian, and Mexican federal courts
  • Assisted the lead attorney in the successful resolution of $2.4 million joint venture dispute pending in multiple jurisdictions involving parties from China and Ohio
  • Assisted the legal team that prevailed in bench trial in $3.8 million breach of settlement agreement action against national bank, and was awarded $120,000 in legal fees
  • Aided the lead attorney in a week-long jury trial on behalf of business by obtaining $42,000 in breach of contract action, while obtaining directed verdict on adversary’s fraud and conversion claims and a verdict throwing out adversary’s $650,000 breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation claims

Media Mentions