Alexandra Jean Sipes
Assistant Clinical Professor of Legal Research and Writing
Professor Sipes served as a senior associate attorney with NOVA Business Law Group in the commercial litigation practice in Fairfax, Virginia. She is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law, where she has also served as an adjunct professor for the first-year legal research, writing, and analysis program as well as a coach for the trial advocacy association. While in law school, she served as a research editor on the Civil Rights Law Journal and competed in the American Association of Justice Student Advocacy Competition where her team won the D.C. Regional and went on to place second in the national competition. Upon graduation, Professor Sipes was awarded the Virginia Trial Lawyers’ Association Student Advocacy Award.
After law school, Professor Sipes served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Daniel S. Fiore II at the Arlington County Circuit Court. Prior to joining NOVA Business Law Group, she worked in private practice in Northern Virginia where she litigated a diverse case load, including catastrophic personal injury, automobile accidents, professional liability, employment disputes, premises liability, and construction and commercial disputes. Professor Sipes has litigated cases throughout state and federal courts in Virginia and the District of Columbia.