to integrate axis with Jboss, you have to use Jboss.net. Try the following:
Copy the jboss-net.sar from %JBOSS_HOME%/server/all/deploy in %JBOSS_HOME%/server/default/deploy
and copy all axis jars to jboss-net.sar.
Hope this helps.
that seems to work ok so far. now i get a different error but unrelated to axis i believe. thanks for your help!!!