University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 2018
bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Political Science (summa cum laude )
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 2021
Alexa Dato serves as a Law Clerk with Meriwether & Tharp, LLC. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Political Science as well as a master's degree in Public Administration. At Alabama, Alexa gave tours of the university as a member of Capstone Men & Women, and she served as Personnel Chair of Chi Omega sorority. Following her family's move from Memphis, TN to Alpharetta, GA, Alexa attended law school at the University of Georgia.
Alexa became interested in working with families after spending three semesters with UGA Law's Family Justice Clinic, which provides legal aid to victims of domestic violence. Alexa continued her advocacy work as a member of the Moot Court team, placing as a Finalist in the National Online Moot Court Competition and participating in the Intrastate Moot Court Competition. During her time as a "Law Dawg," Alexa helped students and administrators navigate challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic as Vice President of her 2L and 3L classes. In her final year of law school, Alexa completed training to be a Neutral Mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and she clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge Eric Norris at the Superior Court of Athens-Clarke County.
Outside of the office, Alexa enjoys spending time with family at Lake Lanier and hanging out with her pug, A.J., and her cat Dolly, named for beloved humanitarian Dolly Parton.