Alexandria L. Layton
Alexi Layton’s practice is focused on defending companies in product liability, mass tort, premise liability, negligence, and warranty cases. Alexi has defended a diverse range of products, including vehicles, recreational vehicles, escalators and elevators, aviation products, piping products, industrial masks, motorcycles, refrigerators, consumer products, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and others. Alexi has also defended major retailers, apartment complexes, construction companies, and general contractors in premises liability cases. With a strong focus on early risk analysis, Alexi has consistently been able to secure favorable outcomes for clients at advantageous stages in litigation.
In addition to handling all aspects of case management from pre-litigation to trial, including overseeing pleadings, discovery, taking and defending depositions, motion practice, and appearances in state and federal court, Alexi has also been an integral member of multi-functional trial teams, coordinating with team members in multiple law firms nationwide for discovery and trial preparation in consolidated lawsuits with thousands of pending cases. Alexi has experience preparing company witnesses and experts for depositions and trials in high-stakes litigation and regularly works with experts in all fields, including industrial hygienists, epidemiologists, engineers, medical experts, and economists.
Notably, Alexi was a member of the trial team for a high-stakes, 3-month, $2 billion-dollar trial in Oakland, California in the spring of 2019, and most recently, was the second chair in a premises liability action involving a major retailer in Brighton, Colorado in April 2022 that resulted in a complete defense verdict for her client.
Alexi also serves as coordinating expert counsel for a product manufacturer facing more than 30,000 asbestos cases nationwide.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 2016, cum laude)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (B.A., Communications, 2013, magna cum laude)
United States District Court, D. Colorado
United States District Court, D. Nevada
2021-2022 9th Circuit Product Liability Case Law Update, DRI Products Young Lawyers Group (2022).
Unconditional Waivers Found Conditional When Lienholder Doesn’t Get Paid, Snell & Wilmer Under Construction Newsletter (2016).
Yahoo Faces Nationwide Class Action for Email Mining, Author, American Bar Association Corporate Counsel News & Development, (2015).
Lack of female sources in NY Times front-page stories highlights need for change, Poynter (2013).
Speaker at 2023 DRI Product Liability Conference: “TikTok Lawyering” In Today’s Legal Landscape: The Continuing Impact of Social Media on Litigation Strategy
Nevada Business Magazine, Best Up and Coming Lawyer list (2018)
Legal Aid Center of Nevada, Pro Bono Award (250+ hours) (2018)
Super Lawyers: Rising Stars 2022
Completed 100 hours of pro bono service in 2022
Mountain States Super Lawyers – Rising Stars list for 2021 & 2022