Lexi Baltes focuses her practice on appellate advocacy and high-stakes motions. She has drafted briefs filed at all levels of the federal courts and in various state courts, including significant work on successful briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States. Lexi also has experience arguing at the federal court of appeals level.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2023, Lexi served as a law clerk to Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh of the Supreme Court of the United States. She also served as a law clerk to then-Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and to Judge Raymond W. Gruender of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
- University of Notre Dame (J.D. summa cum laude 2017; Executive Editor, Notre Dame Law Review); Illinois Wesleyan University (B.A. summa cum laude 2014)
- District of Columbia, Illinois, and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits
- Law Clerk to: Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, U.S. Supreme Court (2021-2022); Judge Amy Coney Barrett, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (2018-2019); and Judge Raymond W. Gruender, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (2017-2018)