Alison handles complex disciplinary matters
and civil litigation, as well as being a frequent lecturer at criminal
justice academies and at POST-approved seminars. As both plaintiff
and defense counsel, Alison has successfully litigated cases involving
civil rights claims, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, employee
privacy rights, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Meyers-Milias-Brown
Act, and the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act.
Alison has also prosecuted numerous writs to enforce collective
Alison graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz,
and earned her law degree from Hastings College of the Law.