Alexis M. Fanous

Alexis is a native of Southern California. From a young age, she was passionate about social justice, and decided that she would be best able to advocate for the disenfranchised as an attorney.

Alexis received a double B.A. in English and Spanish from the University of California, Irvine, and attended law school at William & Mary in Virginia. After graduating, she received a Morrison Foerster fellowship and began working at the Public Law Center in Santa Ana where she represented people living with HIV/AIDS in civil rights, disability, and other matters. During this time, Alexis served on the Orange County Bar Association’s Professionalism and Ethics Committee as well as Saddleback Church’s Justice and Trafficking Initiative where she co-authored a family law/property rights manual aimed at protecting the rights of widows and orphans in Rwanda. She traveled to and fell in love with Rwanda in 2009. In 2010, Alexis moved to Mumbai, India where she assisted in the criminal prosecution of sex trafficking and forced prostitution offenses with International Justice Mission. Upon her return, Alexis received a certificate in non-profit executive management from Georgetown, and began working as a director of a non-profit serving homeless and foster youth in Los Angeles. Alexis increasingly felt a calling to adoption law where she sees a synergy of the law and the call to assist “the least of these.”

Alexis is married to her friend of over 20 years. They have a four-year-old son, and are currently in the process of adopting their next child. They live in Orange and attend Rock Harbor church. Alexis loves the outdoors, running, camping, hiking, and movies.