Ella Alexander

Special Counsel

Ella is responsible for Makinson d'Apice's pro bono program, enabling our lawyers to use their legal expertise to assist those that need it the most.

With a longstanding passion for using her skills to assist disadvantaged members of the community, Ella brings to the firm over 13 years of experience working with a range of social justice organisations. 

Prior to joining Makinson d'Apice, Ella worked as a commercial litigator at a top tier law firm and as an academic researching and lecturing on various topics in human rights and Indigenous Australian studies.

She has a particular interest in working with Indigenous communities, asylum seekers and people with disabilities. 


Winner - 2021 Laywers Weekly Australian Law Awards - Pro Bono Program of the Year. 

Winner - 2020 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards - Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year.

Winner - 2019 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards - Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year.

Finalist - 2019 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards - Rising Star of the Year. 

Legal expertise 

  • Pro Bono
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)