Alexis Smith Hamdan

Senior Litigation Counsel 

Alexis Smith Hamdan, born and raised in New York City, attended Fordham University School of Law. Upon graduation, she began her career at Skadden Arps in New York and worked primarily on complex securities litigation. After moving to Boston, she joined the law firm of Warner & Stackpole, was elevated to partner and continued there when the firm merged with K&L Gates where she worked on complex business litigation matters and honed her trial skills. While at Warner & Stackpole, Alexis was fortunate to have been mentored by truly brilliant attorneys, including the Hon. Samuel Adams and the Hon. Judith Gail Dein, among others to whom she will always be grateful. 

Alexis has a depth of experience as the lead on complex commercial disputes in both the State and Federal Courts. Her experience also includes maintaining in-house counsel and client relationships, case management, development of case strategy, all aspects of discovery, motions, selection and preparation of expert witnesses, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, trial preparation, trials and appeals. She is also a trained and experienced mediator.

Alexis clerked for the Federal Court for the District of Massachusetts for several years after taking a break from firm life. Alexis was also asked by the Federal Court to develop and implement the Lindsay Fellowship Program, which she did for over twelve years. She remains active with the Program and her dedication to mentoring others remains steadfast. Alexis was also a legal research and writing instructor for Boston University School of Law for several years and developed and taught the Client Counseling course. 

In 2019, the law firm of  Tempus Fugit tapped Alexis to assist on a complex business litigation matter which resulted in a seven-figure settlement for the client. She continued to take on complex litigation cases in an Of-Counsel role including representing a government contractor in the Eastern District of Virginia in a business dispute with the prime contractor. That case resulted in a large six-figure settlement for the client. Alexis also brought a case of first impression against a domain registrar alleging that the registrar without authorization sold her client’s domain name. The case settled after the federal court denied the registrar’s motion to dismiss—a significant victory given the unique nature of the case. 

Now Of Counsel at McCormack Suny, Alexis has continued to work on complex litigation matters including most recently a Massachusetts False Claim Act case where she played a key role in the firm’s successful dismissal of a $125 million, seven-year long false claims case in November 2023.  Alexis was instrumental in overseeing a hundred-plus page summary judgment filing and all aspects of discovery, including more than 30 depositions. The decision contained multiple favorable rulings on issues of first impression under the Massachusetts false claims act statute.

Alexis believes the true measure of an attorneys’ career should be viewed through the lens of those she counsels. Here is what just some of her clients have said about Alexis: 

Alexis is absolutely the bomb. Her innate capacity to understand and put into perspective the real issues and to invest the time required to do so sets her apart. She is not just a brilliant legal strategist and tactician; she is a partner. As an advocate, her meticulousness attention to detail used to get it right is unrivaled. Her ability to communicate legal strategy and advice to the layperson brings comfort and understanding so decisions can be executed with the utmost confidence. Engaging a lawyer is a big deal. No one wants to deal with it. It means trouble is likely brewing and you need advice from someone that you trust, that has your back, that understands your position and has the acumen to navigate through the matter in a manner that puts you at ease. This is Alexis, she gets it. It goes without saying that I, and my company recommended Alexis.

M. McCabe, Elevate Technology Solutions. 

Attorney Hamdan’s background in Federal Court came to bear on our case. She worked extraordinarily long hours on our case, burning the midnight oil to meet super tight deadlines weeks on end. She was an outstanding communicator breaking down legal lingo into small bites with real-life examples and analogies. Her broad experience in business law proved to be invaluable as negotiations with the opposing side required creative negotiation skills and out-of-the-box solutions. Attorney Hamdan’s uncanny use of legal research and ability to speed-read were critical to the case. Attorney Hamdan looks at the legal settlement of business cases as business transactions. She gave us food for thought to weigh the costs and benefits of every decision we made. Her legal advice was always given from a legal and business perspective while communicating candidly with us and assessing the case realistically each week.

Tami, business owner/plaintiff. 

I worked with Alexis Hamdan on a past employment matter. Alexis dove right in and provided solid guidance to bring the situation to a swift close. There were times where she challenged my thinking to make me focus on what was really important and not winning every battle, which I needed at the time. Forthright and responsive.

Joseph Z.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • Fordham University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor Degree, May 1990
  • Honors: Fordham Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence

  • City University of New York, Bernard Baruch College 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, June 1987 
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude 
  • Honors: Baruch Scholar Award 1985 and 1986 
  • Dean’s List 1985 and 1986




  • MA Bar