Alexis Deveaux focuses her practice on business litigation, complex commercial litigation and professional liability defense. Whether litigating multimillion-dollar claims or pro bono cases, Alexis is dedicated to gaining a comprehensive understanding of clients’ needs and leveraging her interpersonal skills to persuasively advocate on their behalf.

Alexis simultaneously graduated with honors from Stetson University College of Law and College of Business with her Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees. She was an award-winning member of Stetson Law’s nationally ranked #1 Trial Team. Certified in Advocacy, Alexis was awarded the Victor O. Whele Book Award in Trial Advocacy and the American Law Institute CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award. Alexis served as a research assistant to the nationally respected American Bar Association Uniform Commercial Code Chair and Stetson University College of Law Professor, Candace Zierdt.  Prior to joining Gunster, Alexis studied international trial advocacy at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, international business and trade in southeast Asia at Vinh University in Vinh, Vietnam, and diplomatic relations of the United Nations at Prague University of Economics and Business in Prague, Czech Republic.

Alexis’s pro bono experience has spanned from the Florida Gulf to Washington, D.C., where she worked at the United States Court of Appeals for Veteran’s Claims under Chief Judge Robert N. Davis, assisting with national mass claim processing, class actions, and other administrative law matters. Alexis previously interned with the Middle District of Florida for the Honorable District Court Judge Virginia M. Covington, Honorable Bankruptcy Court Judge Catherine Peek McEwen, and Honorable Magistrate Judge Christopher P. Tuite. In addition, she held internships with the Department of Justice United States Attorney Office’s Tampa Appellate Division and with the Florida State Attorney’s Office for the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

Alexis strives to apply the same dedication and passion to clients as she does to family, civic and community engagements. Alexis was the inaugural fellow for the Alliance for Advocacy and Philanthropy of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, a preeminent nonprofit that pairs donors and regional nonprofits. Currently, Alexis serves on the board of directors for Champion’s for Children, a long-standing Tampa-based nonprofit dedicated to ending child abuse and neglect, in addition to a variety of Hillsborough County Bar Association Committees.

Alexis is a member of the firm’s Women’s Leadership Forum.  Her insights can be found in various legal publications.

  • Stetson College of Law Student Scholarship Dinner
  • American Law Institute CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award, 2020
  • Victor O. Whele Trial Advocacy Book Award, 2020
  • 2020 Fellow for the Alliance for Advocacy and Philanthropy, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay & Stetson University College of Law
  • Research Assistant to Professor of Contracts, Sales, and Commercial Transactions Law, Candace Zierdt, 2018-2020
  • 2019 Florida Justice Association Honorble E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial Competition, Outstanding Advocacte & Semifinalist
  • 2018 National Mock Trial Lone Star Classic Competition, San Antonio Texas, Semifinalist
  • Stetson Law Student Scholarship Awards Dinner, Keynote Speaker, 2018
  • 1st Place Winner, Phi Theta Kappa  Law Fraternity Annual 1L Opening Statement Competition, 2017
  • 1st Place Winner, St. Petersburg College’s Great Debate, 2017
  • Pinellas County Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award, 2016-17
  • “Unveiling Implicit Bias” CLE, Speaker, 2021 Florida Bar Sponsored Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Diversity Fair
  • “Across Our Bridge: 10 Steps We Can Take for a Better Tomorrow”, LAWYER, May/June 2021 Issue
  • “Extinguish Rapid-Fire Emails: Stop, Drop & Role”, LAWYER, March/April 2021 Issue
  • “3 Steps to Foster Diversity and Inclusion in the Age of COVID-19”, LAWYER, Jan/Feb 2021 Issue
  • Chief Judge Robert N. Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, “The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims: The Newest Federal Court Experiment, Past, Present, and Future”, Harvard Law School National Security Journal, 2019
  • Kristen David Adams and Candace Zierdt,  International Sale of Goods, 74 Bus. Lawyer 1311 (2019)
  • Kristen David Adams and Candace Zierdt International Sale of Goods, 73 Bus. Lawyer 1243 (2018)
  • 5 Things Law Students Can Learn From Legally Blonde, Stetson College of Law Admissions Blog, 2020
  • “What Scholarship Support Means to Me” Presentation, Stetson Law Student Scholarship Awards Dinner, Keynote Speaker, 2018
  • Florida Bar Association, 2020 – Present
    • Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, Member, 2021-Present
    • Trial Lawyer Section
    • Business Law Section
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association 2018-present
    • Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors, 2021-Present
    • Diversity and Inclusion Committee
      • HCBA Diversity Networking Mixer Sub-Committee, Chair
    • Pro Bono 5K River Run Committee
      • Music and Motivation, Sub-Committee Chair, 2020
    • Young Lawyers Division Professionalism & Ethics Committee
      • Book Club Planning Sub-Committee
      • State Trial Court Seminar Planning Sub-Committee
  • Saint Petersburg Association 2021-Present

 

  • Champions for Children, Board of Directors, 2021
  • Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Young Professional Advisor Network, 2020-present
  • Gus A. Stavros Institute, Volunteer, 2014-present
  • St. Petersburg College Student Government Association,
    • President, 2016-17
    • Baccalaureate Representative, 2015-16
  • St. Petersburg College Presidential Search Committee, Member, 2016-17
  • Collegiate Honors College Research Board of Directors, Executive Board Member, 2016-2017
  • Presidential Scholars Leadership & Advisory Committee for Tallahassee & Washington, D.C., Member, 2015-2017
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