Alexis S. McKenna

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Oakland, CA

Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP
 | 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-433-1000
Fax: 510-433-1001
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, Alexis S. McKenna focuses her practice primarily on employment law issues. Located in the firm's office in Oakland, California, she provides representation to clients throughout the state who have been the victims of workplace sexual harassment or job discrimination. Ms. McKenna also has experience in assisting patients and their families who have been harmed by medical malpractice on the part of health care practitioners and institutions.

Some of Ms. McKenna's representative results in the employment law area include a $2.2 million jury verdict in a 2005 lawsuit brought against FedEx Corporation on behalf of two women who were sexually harassed while they were employees of the company. She also obtained a $1.1 million settlement against a restaurant that was brought by waitresses who were the subject of intimidating behavior and lewd comments and a six-figure settlement for two hotel housekeepers who were sexually harassed by a manager. Ms. McKenna's successful track record and high degree of ethics have not gone unnoticed by her fellow professionals, who have awarded her a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. She has also been named to American Registry's annual list of Top Attorneys — Northern California's Outstanding Young Lawyers.

Ms. McKenna attended American University in the District of Columbia as an undergraduate, majoring in justice and receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1998. Her legal education came at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was the senior articles editor at the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 1998. Ms. McKenna became a partner in her current firm in 2006. She is admitted to practice in California, and she serves on the board of governors of Consumer Attorneys of California.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (70%)

Personal Injury - General (20%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2012

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About Alexis McKenna

Admitted: 1998, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Finalist for Consumer Attorneys of California’s Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2006-Present
  • Top Attorneys, Northern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers in Employment Litigation, 2012-Present
  • California SuperLawyers, 2014-2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2009-2012
  • Top Attorneys in Northern California, 2011-Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, since 2010
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member
  • Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, President, 2013-Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors, 2010-Present
  • Alameda/Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, Member, 2005-Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The Gig Economy, Plaintiff Magazine, June 2017
  • Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA), Assessing, Bolstering and Attacking Witness Credibility for the Labor and Employment Section, 6th Annual Labor and Employment Symposium, Featured Speaker
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Lecturer and Author
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Lecturer and Author
  • Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, Senior Articles Editor
  • The Verdict Magazine for ACCTLA, Editor, 2008-2009
  • Proving Mental and Emotional Injuries, Contributor
  • Privacy in Employment Law, Plaintiff Magazine, April 2012
  • Anita Hill: 25 Years Later, Plaintiff Magazine, June 2016
  • Harris v. City of Santa Monica, Plaintiff Magazine, April 2013
  • Maximizing Emotional Distress Damages in Employment Cases, Plaintiff Magazine, April 2014

Educational Background:

  • American University, B.A., Major: Justice, 1994

Industry Groups

  • CAOC
  • CELA
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Twitter - @Winer_McKenna
Office Location for Alexis S. McKenna

1999 Harrison Street
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-433-1000

Fax: 510-433-1001

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Last Updated: 3/6/2019

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