Alexandra L. Mussler

"My work ethic and dedicated desire to succeed in any legal challenge comes from my genuine interest, not only in the legal issues with which I am presented, but in the individuals whose daily lives are being impacted by them."


Alexandra L. Mussler is an Associate in Miller, Miller & Canby’s Litigation practice, focusing on Business and Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Construction Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation, Trust Litigation, Adult Guardianship, and Personal Injury and Insurance Litigation.

Alexandra (Alley) Mussler began her legal career as the Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable James A. Bonifant, Associate Judge in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. She then continued as his clerk following his selection as the Administrative Judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. She previously served as Judge Bonifant’s judicial intern while in law school.

Alley brings with her a unique breadth of experience from her time in the Circuit Court, where she drafted numerous judicial opinions and court orders, giving her a keen understanding of how to effectively communicate on behalf of clients. As a judge’s clerk, she developed an analytical approach to the law and a passion for litigation, working on complex civil law matters involving a broad spectrum of issues such as mechanic’s liens, shareholder disputes, derivative suits, fiduciary duties, and breaches of contract. Prior to her time at the Montgomery County Circuit Court, she worked as a legal intern, legal assistant and research assistant for multiple law firms in Maryland and in Florida.

Alley is admitted to practice in the state of Maryland. She obtained her undergraduate degree in economics with a minor in philosophy from Flagler College, and received her Juris Doctor degree from The American University, Washington College of Law, where she was awarded a Dean’s Merit Scholarship for all three years. She was a member of the Business Law Society and was a certified volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. As a student attorney in the school’s exclusive Federal Income Tax Clinic, she successfully represented clients before the U.S. Tax Court who were being audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

She is a proud native of Annapolis, Maryland.


Alley wanted to "win" for me personally, and it showed. This came to light over and over during my zoom meetings with her, one on one phone conversations, and our face-to-face meetings in the office. The amount of quality time she spent on my case was clear. She digs deep into the law itself. Her legal research was extremely thorough in identifying every possible way to support and strengthen my claim. Finally, Alley played a very competent role during the final step of my case, which was 6-7 hours of mediation. Her input was instrumental in giving us the best win possible.

Linda Stotts

Ms. Mussler is a valuable source of practical legal advice and an excellent listener. Starting at our initial consultation, we were amazed at how she enabled herself to relate to our situation and accommodate our concerns and needs along the way. Because of her efforts we finally and efficiently resolved a long, ongoing, and costly boundary dispute with our neighbors. Ms. Mussler saw the situation differently than other lawyers we’d consulted and in a short time she provided us with workable advice and direction that we were able to understand and use. Had we found and worked with Ms. Mussler from the outset of our dispute, we would have saved a lot of time and money. Thank you for being there for us, and for the services rendered!

Verhne & Juan Richards

Four adjectives come to mind when I think of Alley: intelligent, hard-working, creative, and diligent. I came to her with what seemed like the insurmountable goal of taking my HOA to task for negligence. Alley was very confident in the face of their intransigence and came up with an innovative strategy to get them and their counsel to engage, and more importantly, to act. As a result of her tenacity and wit, the HOA not only acted, but also compensated me for the ample expenses that I incurred during the lengthy ordeal. Without hesitation, I would recommend Alley to any friends or family members because I know they would be well taken care of.

Montgomery County Resident

I am exceptionally pleased with Ms. Mussler's knowledge about Real Estate Law. She is really easy to work with and takes time to explain everything thoroughly. I felt I had a strong chance of winning my case but only after pursuing her services was I able to get optimal results. Initially the chances seemed dim but at no time did she discourage me. I will be using her in the future for any legal matters I may run across. I highly recommend Ms. Mussler and Miller, Miller & Canby.

Sim Bains

Alley is a fantastic lawyer and represents me in all my personal and business matters. One of the characteristics that I value most about Alley is how quickly her mind works. She has a very sharp intellect and is always tracking with me when I am downloading new case details or we are discussing strategy. Alley is also extremely well-prepared and diligent; always bringing interesting ideas and perspectives to our discussions. Lastly, Alley is a fighter who sees the big picture. She is always on my side and aggressively looking for ways for me to win, but she is also a realist and a voice of reason to make sure all goes well. I give her my highest recommendation as she will always represent me expertly and aggressively.

Jeff Whittle

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia (pending)

Professional Affiliations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County (New Practitioner Section Co-Chair; 2022-2023; Executive Committee, Member; 2022-2023; Leadership Academy, Fellow; 2022-2023)
  • Volunteers Committee to Elect Sitting Judges — Montgomery County Slate, Leadership Team (2022)
  • Montgomery County Inns of Court
  • Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
  • Montgomery County Women’s Bar Association


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2020
  • Flagler College, B.A. Economics, 2016
  • John Cabot University, Rome, Italy (Study Abroad), 2014


Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Maryland Rising Stars; 2023
  • American University, Washington College of Law, Dean’s Merit Scholarship; 2017-2020

Volunteer Work

Adult Guardianship Special Assistant Project (Circuit Court for Montgomery County), Court-Appointed Visitor