by Nicole H. Muñoz
Alexis Swanzy is someone you will hear more and more about in the upcoming years, as she continues to prove herself as a rising star in the Dallas legal community.
Alexis is currently a first-year attorney and associate at Kessler Collins P.C. and practices commercial litigation. Prior to entering into law practice, Alexis attended Texas A&M University for undergrad and SMU Dedman School of Law for law school. While in law school, Alexis achieved extraordinary success. She was on the International Law Review and honed her advocacy skills in intramural and interscholastic competitions, where she won multiple awards. These awards include the State Bar of Texas Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Award (awarded to only one graduating student per Texas law school), the 2018 SMU Board of Advocates Officer of the Year award, and she was inducted into the National Order of Barristers (an honor that only ten students from her graduating class received).
It came at no surprise that as soon as Alexis started law practice, she immediately set her sights on becoming more involved in the community and challenging herself outside of the office. Alexis already holds multiple leadership positions in the DAYL, including being a Co-Chair of the DAYL Lawyers Serving Children Committee and the DAYL Bolton Ball Committee. Not only is she instrumental in the success of both of those committees, but she is also one of those DAYL members who routinely volunteers time and resources to help ensure the success of other DAYL projects and committees. Her colleagues know her as someone who will not only say “yes” when you need an extra pair of hands, but also as someone who will go above and beyond what she’s been asked to do. She is a dedicated, selfless, and innovative advocate for her committees, and she will undoubtedly continue to rise throughout the DAYL organization.
Outside of DAYL, she is involved in the Dallas Regional Chamber – Young Professionals, the DBA Environmental Law Section, the DWLA Women Mentoring Circles, and a provisional member of Junior League of Dallas. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her French Bulldog puppy, reading historical fiction, watching DC or Marvel movies, baking, and organizing (that last one is not a joke!).
All in all, Alexis has proven herself to be an invaluable and unstoppable force in the Dallas legal community, and this is all before completing her first year as an attorney. This is why she is this month’s “One to Watch.” Congratulations, Alexis!