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Alexis is a native Rhode Islander, careful listener, seasoned trial attorney and a zealous advocate.

She began her legal career in 2000 as an attorney for the New York City Law Department in the Brooklyn Family Court Division. There, she was a prosecuting attorney and investigated and tried numerous felony and misdemeanor Juvenile Delinquency trials.  She also served as a supervisor in the division, where she devised protocols and procedures for the prosecution of juvenile delinquents and for Interstate Child Support cases.

Following her time at the Law Department, Alexis worked at the New York City Department of Correction, where she acted as in-house counsel for the agency.  During this position, she provided legal guidance on Departmental policies and procedures and handled matters initiated against the Department, including claims of Employment Discrimination, Jail Time calculation issues, and claims arising from alleged civil right violations (Section 1983 actions).

She returned to Rhode Island in 2011 and later formed the Law Office of Alexis Santoro, LLC.

Alexis swims competitively and coaches Age Group and Masters swimmers.  She is also actively involved in Swim Across America, which is an organization that holds swim events throughout the country to raise money for cancer research.


Alexis is a graduate of Goucher College, where she received a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice.   There, she competed on the varsity swim team and during her senior year, she lead the team as a Captain, was honored as the Most Valuable Player and was nominated for the NCAA Women of the Year award.  Alexis attended Albany Law School of Union University, where she was very active in Moot Court (mock trial) competitions and served on the Moot Court Board her senior year.  During law school, Alexis was listed in Who’s Who: American Law Students and was selected as a National member of the Order of Barristers.

  • BA, Goucher College, 1997

  • JD, Albany Law School of Union University, 2000


  • Rhode Island Bar Association

    • Family Law Bar/Bench Committee

    • Criminal Law Bar/Bench Committee

    • Volunteer Lawyer Program (VTP)

  • Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association

  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island

  • United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

  • Massachusetts

  • District of Columbia

  • United States Supreme Court

  • New York


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Mediation: 25%
  3. Child Custody: 25%
  4. Adoption: 10%

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Contact info

17 Ashton Park Way Ste 209
Cumberland, RI, 02864-4827


RIAuthorized to practice law201207/12/2016
NYCurrently registered 200103/07/2016
DCInactive 200807/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/AttorneyLaw Office of Alexis Santoro, LLC2013 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rhode Island Women's Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2013 - Present
Rhode Island Bar Association, Criminal Law Bench/Bar CommitteeN/A2013 - Present
Rhode Island Bar Association, Family Court Bench/Bar CommitteeN/A2013 - Present
Rhode Island Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Goucher CollegeSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997