Alexis M. Wheeler is an Associate Attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. She works primarily in the areas of municipal law and real estate. Ms. Wheeler works closely with the litigation practice group and the public and non-profit practice group.
Ms. Wheeler started with SMGG in the summer of 2017 as a Law Clerk and was asked to join the firm as an Associate after graduation. While at SMGG, Ms. Wheeler has had exposure to a variety of practice areas, with an increased emphasis in service to local governments and land use. Ms. Wheeler has assisted in the representation of individuals in land use disputes as well as the representation of local governing bodies in matters concerning zoning, land use, Right to Know Law, and administrative law and procedure. Ms. Wheeler has assisted in the drafting and interpretation of local ordinances.
Ms. Wheeler graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in May 2018. While at Pitt, Ms. Wheeler completed the John P. Gismondi Civil Litigation Certificate Program and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law and Policy. Ms. Wheeler also spent time as a Teaching Assistant for the Legal Analysis and Writing program as well as writing and editing for the online legal news and commentary service, JURIST. Upon graduation, Ms. Wheeler received a community service award for her participation in the Pitt Law Veterans Practicum.
For her undergraduate studies, Ms. Wheeler attended Gannon University. She graduated cum laude in May 2015, whereon she received a bachelor of the arts degree in English and a certificate in Legal Studies.
Outside of the courtroom, Ms. Wheeler enjoys cooking, running, and taking cycling classes.
Ms. Wheeler grew up in Erie, PA and currently resides in the South Side area of the City of Pittsburgh.