Alexi Wood practises corporate/commercial litigation, civil litigation, professional negligence and discipline, health law, regulatory, administrative and constitutional law.

Alexi represents clients at all levels of courts in Ontario as well as before various tribunals and administrative bodies. Alexi maintains a general litigation practice that includes general commercial, administrative, regulatory and constitutional litigation. She also represents professionals, including health professionals, in civil and regulatory matters.

Alexi frequently represents the Canadian Civil Liberties Association at all levels of court, including the Divisional Court and Supreme Court of Canada, where she has appeared numerous times including R v Patrick (2009 SCC 17) that established the parameters for certain warrantless searches, and the trilogy of R v Sinclair, McCrimmon and Willier (2010 SCC 35, 36 and 37) that established the rights of an accused under s. 10(b) of the Charter.

Alexi is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Toronto where she teaches Advanced Torts.

Alexi began her legal career at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) where she was the Director of the Public Safety Project. In that role, she and her team coordinated CCLA’s investigation and intervention in a variety of topics within the public safety sphere, such as policing, privacy, and national security matters, including close scrutiny of governmental anti-terror initiatives. She also addressed Federal, Provincial and Municipal legislative committees, and commented on issues for radio, newspaper and television. Alexi is pleased to continue her relationship with the CCLA, now as outside counsel.

In 2000, Alexi graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she was a Human Rights Fellow. Since graduating from law school, Alexi has interned for the UN’s High Commission for Human Rights in Switzerland, hosted and produced a legal issues cable television show, published articles and delivered numerous lectures on a wide range of topics, including balancing civil liberties and human rights, violence against women, and international law. She was a delegate in a U.S. State Department mission to Bolivia, where she gave presentations to the U.S. Embassy, local officials and the Bolivian Supreme Court on international law and domestic violence. In addition, in early 2002, she attended an international human rights academy held on Robben Island, the former prison of Nelson Mandela.