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Allyson is a perceptive attorney who makes good use of her superb listening and observational skills. These skills allow her to look at issues from a multitude of perspectives and ask critical questions to find relevant information. She enjoys and excels at dissecting complex litigation matters.

Allyson is detail-oriented and organized – assets that help analyze large amounts of information to formulate strategies. She prides herself on developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients, learning about their business and discovering what makes them tick in order to find successful solutions to complex issues.

When she’s not working, you can find Allyson exploring new areas of the city, running, or traveling and absorbing different cultures.

Key Practice Experience

  • FLSA/wage-and-hour defense
  • Leave of absence and disability advising and defense
  • Discrimination defense
  • Employment special investigations
  • Preventative employment counseling
  • Whistleblower/retaliation defense
  • Administrative agency charge responses
  • Labor relations
  • OSHA investigations and contesting citations


  • FFCRA compliance
  • Federal and state sick leave, FMLA
  • Workplace Safety, OSHA
  • CARES Act
  • Unemployment

Key Industry Experience

  • Technology
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Non-profit
  • Restaurant/Food Service
  • Manufacturing

Recognitions and Honors

  • LCLD Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2021
  • Attorneys of the Year (with ALCU of Minnesota), Minnesota Lawyer, 2019
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable James A. Cunningham, Jr., Minnesota 10th Judicial District Court, 2013-2015
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court, Student Co-Adviser
  • Burton Award Nominee in Legal Writing, William Mitchell College of Law
  • Minnesota Black Woman Lawyers Network Scholarship recipient, 2013
  • William E. McGee Scholarship recipient, 2012

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
  • Minnesota State Bar Assocation

Community Engagement

  • Board Member, House of Charity/St. Stephen’s
  • JaMinn Link

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