Alison L. Battiste Of Counsel

     

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Alison Battiste assists clients with commercial litigation matters, resolving contractual disputes in a fair and efficient manner. She also litigates first-party property and casualty insurance issues.

Alison completed summer studies abroad at the University College London, UK International Law Study and the Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil, International Business Study.

Within the broader community, Alison is a dedicated supporter of women and children. She mentors and advocates for the education of Dallas Foster Youth. She also is a committee member and an active volunteer, for the Women’s Advocacy Awards, which raises money for Dallas Legal Aid. A supporter of the Dallas arts community, she serves on the 2017−2018 Business Council for the Arts leadership class.

Representative Matters

Successfully defended franchisee after breach of contract, warding off threatened lawsuit by franchisor.

Primary author of a brief submitted to the Tenth Circuit, in which the judges, including Judge Neil Gorsuch sided for client in an OSHA case before the Tenth Circuit.

Successfully settled deceptive trade practices act suit, with favorable terms for client.

Convinced plaintiff to nonsuit within three months after the filing of the original petition and deposition plaintiff’s lead witness.

Served on the trial team that successfully represented one of the largest oil field service companies in an oil spill case.

Obtained summary judgment for one of the largest oil field service companies in an admiralty law case against foreign plaintiffs and successfully defended the summary judgment on appeal.

Drafted and reviewed numerous corporate documents, including investor agreements, employment agreements, licensing agreements and corporate operating agreements.