Prior to law school, Alexis worked in accounting, human resources, and construction management. During law school, she studied for one summer in Rome, Italy through St. John’s University, School of Law. She also interned at the Probate Division at the San Jose Superior Court and participated in Vermont Law School’s Semester in Practice program where she interned at the United States Mission to the European Union, Foreign Commercial Service in Brussels, Belgium, in 2008.
Alexis started as a law clerk for the Law Office of Jonathan I. Arons in September 2011 and continued as an associate attorney in December 2011. Her practice is composed of admissions matters, including moral character applications and issues, State Bar defense, and ethics advice.
Alexis enjoys cooking, the outdoors, and exploring the bay area with her husband and two young children.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.