Alexis M. Butler was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She later went on to attend The University of Texas in her hometown, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Business. After graduating from UT, Alexis worked for a marketing company in London, England.
Alexis earned her J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas. While Alexis enjoyed calling West Texas home for three years, she also appreciated a summer studying consumer law in Beijing, China at Renmin University, as well as an internship with United States District Judge Robert Junell in Midland, Texas. During Alexis's tenure at Texas Tech, she competed in the National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition in Malibu, California, the Duberstein National Bankruptcy Competition in New Orleans, Louisiana and New York City, and the American Bar Association Competition in Seattle, Washington and Chicago, Illinois. Then, in 2011, Alexis's team placed first out of 179 teams at the National Moot Court Competition, the oldest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the country. It was there that Alexis was named the National Best Oral Advocate. Alexis additionally served on the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, where she was published for her article discussing appellate procedures within state administrative agencies.
Alexis spends her free time reading, cooking, traveling, and watching Texas Longhorn football.