Allison Fisher

Senior Associate

Allison Fisher joined Hicks Thomas LLP as an associate in 2010. Her practice focuses on a range of commercial litigation matters, with extensive experience in environmental, personal injury and business litigation. Mrs. Fisher plays a critical role in drafting pleadings and motions, conducting discovery, taking depositions, and collaborating with other members of the trial team to prepare complex cases for trial.

Mrs. Fisher takes a creative approach to problem-solving in all steps of litigation. Prior to law school, she majored in theater at the University of Texas at Austin and worked in theater management positions at various theater organizations around the United States. Although she found this work rewarding, her interests began to shift to the legal work she performed for these organizations. Mrs. Fisher’s unique background in theater coupled with her legal experience makes her a successful litigator and an essential part of the Hicks Thomas team.

Past Cases:

Mrs. Fisher has worked on various matters involving the defense of a dry cleaning detergent and process additive manufacturer in which the team has successfully defended against various product liability, nuisance, negligence, trespass, and personal injury claims filed in California, New York, and New Jersey.

Practice Emphasis

  • Civil litigation
  • Insurance litigation
  • Healthcare litigation
  • Business litigation
  • Environmental litigation

Education

  • University of Texas in Austin
    • B.F.A., summa cum laude, 2007
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    • J.D., cum laude, 2010
    • Associate Managing Editor of the International Law Review.

Court Admissions:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas

Honors and Distinctions:

  • International Law Review
  • Published Case Note: Mexico City Legalizes Abortion, 16 L & Bus. Rev. of Am. 119 (2010)

Professional Associations

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation

Past Cases

R.R. Street & Co. Inc. (2010-present)

Since her time at Hicks Thomas LLP, Mrs. Fisher has worked on various matters involving the defense of a dry cleaning detergent and process additive manufacturer in which lead counsel has defended against various product liability, nuisance, negligence, and trespass claims. The team has defeated hundreds of millions of dollars in claims brought against the company in cases filed in California, New York, and New Jersey. Mrs. Fisher’s work on these matters includes drafting and responding to discovery, conducting legal research, contributing to brief and motion writing, taking and defending countless depositions, attending status conferences, and managing retained and consulting experts.

City of Modesto Redevelopment Agency v. Dow Chemical Co. et al.; California Water Service Co. v. Dow Chemical Co. et al.; Suffolk County Water Authority v. Dow Chemical Co. et al.; Joseph Battista et al. v. EnviroTech International, Inc. et al.; Parker et al. v. Does.

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