Allison Thompson concentrates her practice on trial and appellate-level advocacy of complex commercial matters with an emphasis on class action defense. She represents clients in connection with a wide assortment of complex commercial disputes, including consumer, insurance, land use, toxic tort, antitrust, and high-stakes contract litigation in both state and federal courts.
Prior to joining Alston & Bird, Allison served as a law clerk for the Honorable Clay D. Land in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, in 2006 from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she served as the senior managing editor for the Georgia Law Review. She was inducted into the Order of the Coif in 2007. Allison received a B.S. in international affairs, with honors, from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2003.
- Serves on national class action team for one of the world’s largest insurance companies.
- Trial counsel for a large investment fund manager in the defense of a high-stakes business dispute in the Middle District of Georgia; obtained a dismissal and summary judgment on key claims to substantially reduce the available remedy on remaining claims.
- Arbitration counsel for a large property developer in the defense of claims made by adjacent property owners seeking to restrict available uses for the client's property within a mixed-use development zoned “DCD”; successfully defeated the restrictive covenant claim.
- Successfully defended a seminal summary judgment of an asbestos claim on appeal to the Georgia Court of Appeals.