Alexis Swanzy

Associate

E-mail: aswanzy@kesslercollins.comDirect Dial: 214.379.0707Direct Fax: 214.373.4714PDF

Education

SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D. (2018)Texas A&M University, B.S., Political Science, Minor in Business Administration, summa cum laude (2015)
Texas Bar College

Alexis is a commercial attorney who represents clients in a variety of litigation and transactional matters. Alexis has experience advising clients through resolution of business-related disputes, including breach of contract, shareholder disputes, commercial landlord-tenant issues, and complex commercial issues. Alexis also regularly analyzes and advises her clients on compliance and regulatory matters in the healthcare and general business industries. In working with her clients, Alexis aims to create long-lasting relationships that will aid in providing personalized advice and solutions for her clients’ needs and goals.

After graduating from Texas A&M University in three years, Alexis attended SMU Dedman School of Law, where she was on the International Law Review and honed her advocacy skills in intramural and interscholastic competitions. As part of the Dedman School of Law Criminal Justice Clinic, Alexis served as the first-chair attorney in a jury trial on behalf of her client. During law school, she satisfied her intellectual curiosity by studying human rights across Germany, as well as international environmental law and the English legal system at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Kessler Collins, P.C., Alexis gained practical experience through an internship with the Federal Trade Commission and externships with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the legal department of a real estate developer.

Admissions

  • Texas Bar, 2018
  • U.S. District Court - Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Awards and Recognition

  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” for civil litigation by Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers 2020 Outstanding Director Award
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers “One to Watch,” June 2019 Recipient
  • The Order of Barristers, 2018 - 1 of 10 students in Class of 2018 inducted into National Order for excellence in advocacy
  • State Bar of Texas Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Award, 2018 SMU recipient (awarded to 1 graduating student at each Texas law school)
  • SMU Board of Advocates Officer of the Year, 2018
  • SMU Dedman School of Law Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • State Bar of Texas Law Student Pro Bono College

Professional Affiliations

  • Junior League of Dallas, Active Member
  • Texas Bar College, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association Environmental Law Section, Treasurer
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Co-Chair, STEER; Co-Chair, Bolton Ball Committee; Co-Chair, Women’s Mentoring Circles
  • LEAD YP, Dallas Regional Chamber of Young Professionals, Class of 2020
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Director
  • Leadership Class, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Class of 2019
  • Communities Foundation of Texas: 2020-2021 Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Program
  • Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professionals, 2021 Advisory Council, 2020 Lead YP Program

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, Dealing with Clients and Bosses, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and Dallas Bar Association’s STEER Committee, May 10, 2021
  • Presenter, A DAYL Legal Holiday Special, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, December 9, 2020
  • Presenter, Business Law Tips and Copyright/IP for Young Business, Business As (Un)usual: Start of Relaunch Your Small Business, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, October 30, 2020
  • Panelist, Life After Law School: Perspectives of Newly Practicing Women Lawyers, SMU Dedman School of Law and the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, July 28, 2020