Alexa Tipton


Practices & Industries:

Copyright, IP Counseling and Transactions, Arts and Entertainment Law

Contact Information:

(312) 667-6094


Alexa Tipton is special counsel for entertainment law and pro bono services at Irwin IP where she counsels clients on both transactional and litigation matters. Alexa joined the firm in September, 2021 after graduating from Notre Dame Law School in the spring of 2021.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Irwin IP, Alexa interned at Lawyers for the Creative Arts, a nonprofit organization that provides pro bono legal assistance to artists in the Chicago area, where she worked alongside artists to identify their relevant legal issues for pairing with appropriate legal representation. In addition, Alexa interned for Judge Derek Meinecke at the 44th District Court in Royal Oak, Michigan. There, she researched the impact of Michigan’s driver’s licensing laws on the ability to maintain a valid driver’s license for Judge Meinecke’s Operation Drive program, which is dedicated to restoring individual’s suspended driver’s licenses.

As a student, Alexa completed the Intercollegiate Athletics externship at the University of Notre Dame working closely with the compliance office to prepare for seasonal recruiting and researching current Student Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness state legislation.

Prior to law school, Alexa interned at Big Machine Label Group in Nashville, Tennessee and with the Vegabonds, a southern rock band.

Membership & Affiliations

Associate Board member of Lawyers for the Creative Arts

Court Admissions

State of Illinois
State of Tennessee

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