Alexis Turner Garris focuses her practice on areas of trusts and estates including trust and estate planning, administration, and risk assessment. Drawing on her prior experience in corporate asset recovery and tax consulting, Alexis’ practice expands to matters involving federal and state taxation, tax controversy and mitigation, and guardianships.
As a native of Wilmington, Alexis is a strong advocate for diversified and equitable inclusion, civic participation, and volunteerism. She was named a 2017 Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholar by the Sarasota County Bar Association; and a 2018 William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award Recipient for her service as President of the American Bar Association-Law Student Division, Vice President of the Black Law Students Association, and Guardian ad Litem for the 6th Judicial District of Florida. Alexis returned to Wilmington in 2019 and continues to serve as a Guardian ad Litem in New Castle County. She is also an active member of the Charter School of Wilmington Alumni Committee.
She earned her J.D. with a Concentration in Social Justice Advocacy from Stetson University College of Law, is a graduate of West Virginia University and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is currently completing her LL.M. in Taxation at Villanova University Charles Widger College of Law.
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