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.