Allison joined The Morales Firm in 2014, focusing on labor and employment law. Since joining the Firm, she has successfully represented individuals and companies in complex employment law and business litigation matters involving hostile work environment, discrimination, retaliation, unpaid minimum wages and overtime, breach of contract, non-compete agreements, breach of fiduciary duty, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Allison regularly provides counsel concerning compliance with employment laws and represents companies facing audits by the Department of Labor and Texas Workforce Commission. Allison also has substantial experience reviewing and negotiating severance agreements for employees.
Previously, Allison served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore of the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, for the 2012 - 2014 term. Allison graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2012. In law school, she served as Senior Notes & Comments Editor of the California Law Review and Commentary Editor of the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice. She interned for the San Francisco Public Defender's Officer, where she conducted hearings and argued motions as a certified law student. She also participated in several legal clinics, advising people of their rights and assisting in representing them before administrative and state courts.
- Labor Law
- Employment Law
- Non-Competition Agreements
- University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
- J.D. - 2012
- Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
- B.A. High Honors - 2007
- Major: History
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- The Honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Judicial Clerk, 2012 to 2014
- First place winner of the 2011 Law Students for Reproductive Justice & Center for Reproductive Rights Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for Birthright Justice: Birthright Citizenship and Reproductive Justice in Immigration Detention Centers, published in the New York University Review of Law and Social Change.
- Finalist in the 2011 American Constitution Society National Student Writing Competition for Birthright Justice: Birthright Citizenship and Reproductive Justice in Immigration Detention Centers.
- Birthright Justice: Birthright Citizenship and Reproductive Justice in Immigration Detention Centers, 36 N.Y.U. Review of Law and Social Change 57, 2012
- Commentary, Gendering Crimmigration: The Intersection of Gender, Immigration, and the Criminal Justice System, 27 Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice 1 , 2012
- Book Note, 26 Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice 168 (2011) (reviewing Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Forced to Care: Coercion and Caregiving in America (2010))
- Wrongful Termination? But I Thought Texas Was An At-Will State: 23 Lesser Known Exceptions to the At-Will Doctrine, The Advocate/State Bar of Texas Litigation Section (Winter, 2014), The Advocate/State Bar of Texas Litigation Section, Winter, 2014
- Texas Fair Defense Project, Secretary
- San Antonio Bar Association
- San Antonio Young Lawyers Association