In 2021, Alexis Villareal joined Lanzone Morgan, LLP as the newest paralegal addition in the Litigation Department. Her responsibilities include client communication, preparing for mediations, hearings, and trials, as well as meeting essential deadlines. She received an Associate of Arts in Psychology from the College of the Sequoias and a B.A. in Psychology from California State University Long Beach. She discovered she could help others while simultaneously exploring law, which led her to attend Cerritos Colleges ABA-approved paralegal program. During her time in the program, she participated in the work-study experience which allowed her to work under the supervision of the Department Chair and Paralegal Program Director. At the beginning of her legal career, Alexis worked for a personal injury law firm. However, she did not experience true passion and devotion such as she would experience at Lanzone Morgan, LLP.
Growing up, Alexis was raised in a small town in Central California surrounded by farms and agriculture. She was raised by two laborers who taught her the importance of hard work. Although it was difficult for her to transition from a small rural town, Long Beach provided greater opportunity and diversity. She was the first in her family to graduate college, which she believes is one of her greatest accomplishments. Without taking risks, she would not have received the opportunities she has and would not be at Lanzone Morgan, LLP today.
As a child, Alexis would often visit her grandmother in a nursing facility. Her grandmother suffered from Alzheimer’s and dementia and eventually surrendered to her illness. Her grandmother, like many individuals, was unable to care for herself without the assistance of others. Unfortunately, the treatment the nursing home provided was inadequate and understaffed, which resulted in daily visitation to the facility. After noticing how the elderly were treated in such facilities and the grief it caused the families, Alexis decided to help those whose voices are not heard. She believes that nursing homes should be held accountable for the abuse and neglect they inflict upon those in their care. Every resident is entitled to the basic needs of life regardless of their age or conditions.
Each individual at Lanzone Morgan, LLP is extraordinarily fundamental to each case. The staff at Lanzone Morgan, LLP exceed all expectations and perform their job functions as if the case involves a family member of their own.