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Law Office of Alexis Wilson Briggs

Alexis Wilson Briggs graduated in 2007 from Temple University School
of Law in Philadelphia and joined the California Bar that fall.

She graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 2004 with a
B.A. in Philosophy. She is an alumni member of the University
Students’ Cooperative Assn and was published in the 2004 UC Berkeley
Undergraduate Philosophy Journal. She also attended Sacramento City
College and was named Outstanding Transfer Student from Community
Colleges (TRCC) in 2002.

While attending Temple in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she focused on
criminal law and trial advocacy. In 2005 Alexis received a scholarship
from Temple to study international law and comparative criminal law in
Rome, Italy. She also received awards for distinguished class
performance in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Trial
Advocacy, and Legal Research and Writing as well as Outstanding Oral

In 2006, Alexis worked with the public defenders offices in
Philadelphia, PA, and Camden, NJ. She has worked closely with private
criminal defense attorneys, appellate attorneys litigating parole
issues, and drug policy organizations as a contracting attorney in
Philadelphia, Oakland, San Francisco, and Sacramento since 2006. In
2008, she expanded her criminal defense practice to
cover the Northern and Eastern District Federal Courts as well as the
state courts in the counties they contain. In 2010, she became a
member of the Eastern District of California CJA Panel (accepting
appointments to represent indigent federal criminal defendants) and
joined the NORML Legal Committee. She has been admitted Pro Hoc Vice in the Western District of Washington and the State of Arizona.

Alexis is an active member of Amnesty International, American Civil
Liberties Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation, National Lawyers
Guild, Drug Policy Alliance, NORML, and Americans for Safe Access.

Alexis served as the co-chair of the San Francisco Bar Association Barrister Club Criminal Law and Government Investigations Section from 2010-2012. She served on the executive committee for the Criminal law edition of the San Francisco Bar Association in 2013.

In every case, Alexis’s primary concern is for the client. Alexis
focuses her practice and attention on ensuring that the client is
fully informed at every stage, facilitating her client’s active
participation in their own defense, and she measures her success by
the priorities of her client. Alexis is proud to be a part of Pier 5
Law Office’s reputation for upholding civil rights and defending human

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