EDUCATIONMs. Barcenas earned her Juris Doctor and Certificate in Advocacy from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2018, where she was the Student Director for the Loyola Life After Innocence legal clinic. She graduated from Boston University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy.
ADMISSIONSMs. Barcenas was admitted to the Illinois bar in 2018.
Ms. Barcenas was admitted to the Northern District of Illinois in December, 2018.
Congratulations to Alejandra BarcenasDecember 14, 2020
Lipe Lyons is proud to celebrate associate, Alejandra Barcenas’ two year anniversary with the firm. Ms. Barcenas is a litigation associate at Lipe Lyons who focuses her practice on the defense of commercial, construction, premises liability, and transportation claims in state and federal courts. Just a few of Ms. Barcenas’ successes in the last year include:
- Ms. Barcenas obtained a favorable outcome for Lipe Lyons’ client in a Cook County Commercial Arbitration case involving claims for business property damage, business interruption damages, and claims for insurance proceeds, limiting the arbitration award to approximately $30,000, instead of the total $90,00.00 claimed by the Plaintiff.
- Ms. Barcenas represented multiple defendants during a court mediation and successfully negotiated a favorable settlement for those clients, preventing the need for further complex litigation. Despite Plaintiff’s opening global settlement demand of $950,000, the case ultimately settled with Lipe Lyons’ clients paying only a collective sum of $20,000.
- In a case involving injuries sustained by a plaintiff after she slipped and fell in front of insured’s hotel, Ms. Barcenas represented defendants during a private mediation and successfully negotiated a favorable settlement for those clients, preventing the need for further complex litigation. Despite Plaintiff’s opening settlement demand of $1,500,000, the case ultimately settled with Lipe Lyons’ clients paying only $300,000.
- Ms. Barcenas drafted, presented, and won a motion to dismiss indemnity claims filed against Lipe Lyons’ client in a commercial case involving business property damage and construction claims.
Additionally, Ms. Barcenas was nominated and selected for Super Lawyers’ 2021 Rising Stars, as well as being selected to join fellow Latina lawyers from across the country and from all areas of the profession in attending the 2020 Hispanic National Bar Association Latina Leadership Program. Ms. Barcenas was also featured in the LLSA Alumni Spotlight Newsletter published by Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Latinx Law Student Association.
Alejandra Barcenas Excited to Join Esteemed Group of Latina Lawyers at the HNBA Latina Leadership AcademyAugust 31, 2020
On September 15, 2020, Associate, Alejandra Barcenas, will join fellow Latina lawyers from across the country and from all areas of the profession in attending the 2020 Hispanic National Bar Association Latina Leadership Program. Each year, during the HNBA/VIA Annual Convention, the Latina Commission offers professional development and leadership training programs aimed at Latina lawyers. The Latina Leadership Academy offers curriculum specifically developed for Latina attorneys and draws from a significant body of research from both the Commission and other leading organizations. The program addresses areas identified as key to shattering glass ceilings and securing the advancement and long-term success of Latina lawyers—the most underrepresented group in the legal profession. The Academy’s curriculum builds off the successful programs on Grit and Growth Mindset and delves into concepts of executive presence, cultivating leadership skills, and what it means to be authentic in organizations where Latinas remain underrepresented at all levels.
Lipe Lyons Women Attorneys to Join Rotating Cast of Female Neutrals from ADR to Discuss Impact of COVID-19 on Women Lawyers
July 13, 2020
On August 13, 2020, partner Amanda L. Zink, and associates Elaina Valtierra, Alejandra Barcenas, Sahrish Moyeed and Sarah Bourdet will join a rotating cast of female neutrals from ADR Systems, including Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), Amy L. Gertler, Esq., Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.) and Hon. Brigid M. McGrath, (Ret.) for a virtual Happy Hour and Networking Discussion regarding the impact of COVID-19 on women lawyers. Topics will include how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted female attorneys’ ability to network, stretched their abilities as working professionals, and challenged them to serve their clients in new and remote ways.
Lipe Lyons Welcomes New AssociateNovember 22, 2018