Experience

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Background

Law is a second career for Alison.  She graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1983 with a BS in Agribusiness Economics.  From Illinois she traveled to Texas to attend Texas A&M University and graduated in 1985 with a Masters of Agriculture.  Alison spent over 14 years as a commercial loan officer before entering Law School.

Alison graduated from South Texas College of Law in 2003 where she was a member of Law Review and received several honors for her contribution to the South Texas Law Review.  Additionally, her article: Mentally Ill and Mentally Retarded Defendants in Texas May Get a Chance at Justice: Recommendations to the Task Force Created by SB553 was published.

Prior to starting her practice in 2009, Alison worked for Chernosky, Smith, Ressling, & Smith, PLLC representing financial institutions in the preparation of loan documents and reviewing commercial real estate transactional documents.

After years as a volunteer for children caught in the CPS system, Alison started the practice to focus on family law matters with an emphasis on “child centered” issues.

Memberships

Alison is a member of State Bar of Texas and is licensed to practice in Texas Southern District Federal/Bankruptcy Court

Certification

Alison is a Child Welfare Law Specialist certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children.