Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Alexa Newton

Partner - St. Louis


Bar Admissions: Illinois; Missouri; U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois

Practice Groups: Toxic Tort / Mass Tort, Estate, Cannabis, Employment Law & Litigation, Probate & Trust Litigation

Education: Southern Illinois University School of Law, 1997, JD; St. Louis University, 1994, BA, Political Science

Memberships: Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; Missouri Bar Association


Alexa Newton is a partner in Foley & Mansfield’s St. Louis office, where she practices in the Toxic Tort and Mass Tort Litigation group, focusing on asbestos litigation. She has defended clients named in negligence and strict liability claims in both state and federal litigation in Illinois and Missouri.

Recognizing that one size does not fit all, Alexa's work on behalf of clients includes one-on-one consultations to develop and implement a litigation strategy appropriate to each situation.  She has also extensively participated in the day-to-day defense of clients who find themselves mired in litigation in one of the nation’s busiest asbestos litigation jurisdictions, with experience in deposition practice, expert witness development, motion practice and arguments, settlement negotiations, and trial preparation.

In addition to her toxic tort work, Alexa also practices in the areas of Cannabis, Employment Law and Probate and Trust Litigation.


May 21, 2019
Illinois Legislature’s Attempt to Overturn Folta v. Ferro Engineering and What it Means for Employers in Illinois

Alexa Newton discusses recent legislative activity dedicated to changing Illinois’ Workers’ Compensation and Illinois’ Occupational Diseases laws.


October 2, 2018
F&M Wins PJ Motion in Madison County

Foley & Mansfield succeeded in obtaining a dismissal of the firm’s client for lack of personal jurisdiction in an asbestos personal injury action filed in Madison County, Illinois.


May 5, 2016
Law360 Ranks Foley & Mansfield Among Top Firms for Female Attorneys

The national defense firm of Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce it has been ranked 15th on Law360’s 2016 list of the 100 best U.S. law firms for women.



  • Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®


  • 2013 Missouri State Bar Pro Bono Hall of Fame
  • Alexa serves as pro bono coordinator for the firm's St. Louis office.


  • Chapters 9 and 12 - Co-Author (1999) Illinois Bar Treatise on School Law (Barnicle, Diamond and Ellch)