Driven by a keen understanding of the client's broader business and reputational objectives, Allison is a trusted advisor to clients with respect to pre-litigation, negotiation, and litigation strategies. She is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in federal and state courts, and arbitration proceedings, in complex commercial litigation matters. In recognition of strategic thinking and a successful track record, Texas Lawyer named Allison one of Texas' Best Lawyers and Rising Stars. National Law Journal also recognized Allison for her second-chair role on the trial team that obtained one of the most significant jury results in the country.

Admission to Practice

  • Texas, 1992
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern,
    and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Barrister, Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court


University of Texas School of Law
Austin, Texas
J.D., with honors, 1992

University of Texas
Austin, Texas
B.A., with high honors, 1989

Representative Cases

  • Represented numerous accountants and/or attorneys and law firms in matters involving tax shelter opinions, resulting in dismissal, favorable judgment, or favorable settlement
  • Represented engineers and architects in matters related to building design and land development, resulting in dismissal, favorable judgment, or favorable settlement
  • Represented real estate developer on enforcement of restrictive covenants and in defense of DTPA matter, resulting in successful jury verdict and recovery of attorneys’ fees
  • Represented real estate developer in numerous matters involving DTPA, warranty, TREC, and joint venture agreement/partnership dispute matters, resulting in injunction, successful settlement, favorable judgment, or withdrawal of claim
  • Litigated and arbitrated cases resulting in collection of amounts due pursuant to oil and gas leases and landowner royalty agreements
  • Represented national oil company in numerous disputes related to marketing and accounting-related breach of contract disputes, resulting in defense of business practices
  • Advised client and litigated EPA investigations related to lignite coal emissions from three separately located powerplants and hundreds of projects for large Texas-based electricity provider
  • Advised large, nationwide lenders regarding mortgage compliance, usury, fair debt collection and the FDCPA, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Represented nationwide bank in $20M wire fraud matter, resulting in return of funds
  • Represented clients in multi-district, high-dollar employment disputes involving covenants not to compete and tortious interference of contract claims in TRO, injunction, summary judgment, and arbitration proceedings after multi-million dollar sale of national medical supply company

Representative Presentations

  • Professor, “From Petition/Complaint to Trial,” 10-week Litigation Basics Course, 2003, 2004