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.
In May, 2020, Alison joined Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence as a staff attorney where she represents survivors of domestic violence in divorce and child custody lawsuits. Alison continues to follow her mission of thoughtful and compassionate representation of families in crisis.
Prior to joining AVDA, Alison ran a small family law practice for 10 years. Her practice focused on issues of child custody, visitation, and support. In addition, Alison represented clients concerning divorce, paternity, and CPS involvement.