Allison Ehlert is an experienced appellate lawyer who devotes her practice to civil and criminal appeals in the federal courts and California state courts.
She has won precedent-setting victories for her clients on cases as diverse as those involving federal criminal-sentencing law and California wage-and-hour law. Her brief writing has been described as “exemplary” by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and she has been ranked as a “Super Lawyer” in each of 2016, 2017, and 2018.
After law school, Allison clerked for Chief Judge R. Guy Cole on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, as well as Judge Algenon L. Marbley on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. She also spent several years as a trial and appellate litigator at one of San Francisco’s top law firms, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass.
Allison received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she received the American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law and the Prosser Prize in Voting Rights. She received her B.A., Summa Cum Laude, in Politics & Government from Ohio Wesleyan University, where she graduated first in her class and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
Allison is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, numerous federal district courts, and all California state courts.
When she’s not researching cases and polishing briefs, Allison enjoys reading novels and the New Yorker, hiking Bay Area trails, and especially, attempting to keep up with her young daughters.