Alyson has been litigating cases in federal and state courts for over 20 years. For nearly ten years, Alyson has tried multi-million dollar civil and criminal cases for the government. Her trial experiences are wide-ranging, including defending the government in employment discrimination, fraud, worker injuries cases, and participating in drug and human trafficking trials. Alyson has also handled several appeals in matters relating to wrongful termination/employment discrimination, fraud and personal injury claims. In addition to her trial and post-trial work in employment matters, Alyson has provided employment training to several agencies relating to harassment and racial and religious discrimination.

Before working for the government, Alyson handled both plaintiff and defense cases including representing a bank that was victim to a Ponzi scheme and successfully arbitrating crop insurance matters. With her extensive experience in handling cases from pre-lawsuit investigation through appeal, Alyson takes a comprehensive approach to each matter to achieve the best results.

Alyson’s personal interests include jogging and spending time on the Central California Coast either on the beach or hiking.


University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor, 1996, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and Remedies, Hastings International & Comparative Law Review, Managing Editor

University of San Francisco, B.A. Politics, Emphasis in Legal Studies, 1993, Summa Cum Laude


Federal Bar Association Board, President (2012); Vice President (2012); Membership Chair (2011); MCLE Coordinator (2018)

Fresno County Bar Association, President (2007), President-Elect (2006), First Vice-President (2005)

Fresno County Women Lawyers, Vice President (2003); Secretary (1999-2001)

Hastings Alumni Association, Fresno Chapter, President (2011-2015)

Operation Protect & Defend (2017-present)


Resolving Discovery Disputes in Federal Courts, Co-authored with Kristina Doan Strottman California Litigation, Vol. 31 Number 3 2018

Blood From a Stone: The Ongoing Judicial Crisis in the Eastern District of California Enters its Final Stage, Co-authored with Geoffrey Wilson, California Litigation, Vol. 31, Number 2 2018

“Going Forward” in Bivens Cases: Will the Supreme Court’s Decision in Abbasi Narrow the Scope of Claims Against Federal Official for Monetary Damages? Co-authored with Kristina Doan Strottman California Litigation, California Litigation Review 2017 Edition

Community Involvement

Alyson is a former president of the San Joaquin Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Fresno County Bar Association. She has also been teaching Advanced Writing & Research at San Joaquin College for almost ten years.

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