Alexis S. Barnes


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Alexis Barnes focuses her practice on the representation of employers and management in all phases of labor and employment law, including litigation in state and federal courts, before regulatory and administrative agencies, and in arbitration matters. Her practice includes counseling and representing clients in a broad range of matters arising out of the employer-employee relationship, including employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, approved family and medical leave, wage and hour matters, discipline and termination, policies and procedures, drug and alcohol testing, arbitration provisions and programs, confidentiality agreements, restrictive covenants, and workplace investigations, as well as litigation avoidance and compliance with other federal and state laws.

Alexis graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2022, where she served as assistant managing editor and research editor of the American Indian Law Review, worked as a library research assistant, and was a member of the Black Law Student Association, Criminal Law Association, Sports & Entertainment Society, and Phi Delta Phi legal honor society. She was also the recipient of several honors, including the Bill Powell Guest Scholarship, the National Bar Association Gateway to Success Scholarship, and an American Jurisprudence Award for academic excellence.

Prior to entering law school, Alexis graduated with special distinction from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in criminology. As an undergraduate, she competed in track and field and was named to the All Big XII First Team all four years. In 2019, she was awarded the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, the Big XII Conference’s highest academic honor for student-athletes.

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  • Oklahoma Bar Association

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  • Oklahoma, 2022


  • J.D., with honors, University of Oklahoma, 2022
    • Assistant Managing Editor and Research Editor, American Indian Law Review; Black Law Student Association; Criminal Law Association; Sports & Entertainment Society; Co-Founder, Transfer Student Mentor; Phi Delta Phi; American Jurisprudence Award
  • B.A. (Criminology), with special distinction, University of Oklahoma, 2019
    • Sociology Outstanding Senior; Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award