Alexandra Zabinski

Alex focuses on small business law and civil litigation. Before joining McCollum Crowley, she clerked for Zlimen & McGuiness, PLLC. She graduated magna cum laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul.

Alex was offered full-tuition scholarships to three separate law schools. As a student, she wanted to blend practical experience with academic training, so she clerked full-time while attending classes by night. It’s the best decision she ever made—the hands-on experience taught her to spot and resolve common issues that small businesses face.

Alex grew up on a hobby farm in rural Minnesota. She’s never owned a dog but can tell you stories about memorable roosters and a goat named Edna. When not at the office, Alex can be found attending operas, scrapbooking, or perpetually painting her house. Her lifelong quest is for stronger coffee.

Education

  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • University of St. Thomas (B.A., magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota

Honors

  • Best Oralist, Mitchell Hamline 2018 Rosalie Wahl Moot Court
  • Top 10 Oralist, Region 14, 2017 New York City Bar Association National Moot Court

Publications

  • Surviving the “pretext” stage of McDonnell Douglas: Should employment discrimination and retaliation plaintiffs prove “motivating factors” or but-for causation? 40 Mitchell Hamline L. J. Pub. Pol’y Prac. 280 (2019).
  • Professional memberships
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Volunteer

Volunteer judge for high school speech and debate tournaments

Super Lawyers Preeminent CLM DRI Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association