Alekxia Torres Stallings is a criminal defense trial attorney from Bakersfield, California. She was raised in Bakersfield and attended Stockdale High School. After high school, she attended the University of California at Irvine where she obtained her bachelors degree in European Studies. While at Irvine, she became an active member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, the second largest sorority in the nation. She held various leadership positions within that organization and others while in college. After graduating from Irvine, she accepted a position teaching English in Shenzhen, a city located in the Guangdong Province, in China, teaching English. She attended law school at Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan. While in law school she was active in the Student Bar Association holding almost every position, including President. She also participated in and was active on the Moot Court council. Upon graduation she earned the esteemed Leadership Award for her role in leadership throughout her schooling. During her final year in law school she completed an externship at the Washtenaw Public Defenders Office serving in the general felony unit. Ms. Torres returned to Bakersfield following graduation. Upon her return, she clerked with the Kern County District Attorney’s Office handling misdemeanor cases and assisted in motion writing for Proposition 36 cases after the “Three Strikes” law was amended. After passing the California Bar Exam, she accepted an associate’s position with the Law Office of David A. Torres. There she practices state and federal criminal defense exclusively. In 2014 she was admitted to the federal Criminal Justice Act Panel where she serves as an attorney of record for initial appearances and detention hearings. In 2015 she was admitted to the Indigent Defense Panel in Kern County, where she serves as an attorney on conflict cases. She has been a member of the Kern County Bar Association since 2012. She is currently serving as the President of the Women’s Lawyers Section of the Bar. She also currently serves as the Treasurer for the Young Lawyers Section of the Bar. Additionally she is an active member of both the Criminal Law Section and the Multicultural Bar Alliance. She has coached mock trial for Stockdale High School for the last two years. Their team placed seventh at the 2015 California State competition.