Clay County States Attorney

About the Office

Meet The State's Attorney

Alexis Tracy


For over thirteen (13) years Alexis Tracy has served as a prosecuting attorney.  Her experience includes prosecuting felony matters in circuit court, working with the Department of Social Services to prosecute abuse and neglect cases in juvenile court, handling juvenile CHINS and delinquency matters, as well as criminal matters in district magistrate court.  She is an experienced trial attorney in both court trial and jury trial capacities.  Tracy also prioritizes the responsibilities of the State’s Attorney’s office in providing support to the county with the civil matters including: property tax appeals, indigent matters, and zoning issues. 

Tracy received her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota in 2003 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2006.  She was Deputy State’s Attorney for Union County as well as a part-time Deputy State’s Attorney for Turner County prior to being elected State’s Attorney for Clay County in 2016. 

Tracy currently serves as Vice-President of the South Dakota State’s Attorney’s Association; she has served on the Legislative Committee for the Association since 2007.  Tracy was appointed to the South Dakota Open Meetings Commission by South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg in 2019.  She has served as the Treasurer of the Clay Union Bar Association since 2014.  Tracy has been an active member of local Child Protection Teams in Union and Clay Counties while serving as a prosecutor in those communities.  Tracy is also a member of the National District Attorney’s Association. 

Tracy is a member of the VFW Auxiliary.  She has served as a volunteer for the Judiciary Branch for South Dakota Girl’s State since 2008.  She was a guest lecturer for the South Dakota Drafting and Legal Practice course at USD Law School in 2017 and 2018.  Tracy has been a volunteer teacher for Junior Achievement Excellence Through Ethics in Vermillion since 2013.