Alison S. Flowers is a partner in the Bay Area office. Ms. Flowers provides clients with extensive experience in state and federal court litigation, with a focus in labor and employment and civil rights matters. Her litigation experience includes wrongful termination and harassment; PERB charges and complaints; DFEH charges and complaints; alleged excessive force/unlawful search and seizure; and other alleged civil rights violations, among other areas. Ms. Flowers has seen numerous cases through trial and arbitration as the handling attorney and the second chair of the proceedings, as well as appeals before both state and federal appellate courts.
Ms. Flowers has extensive experience in conducting and defending depositions. She has prepared and successfully argued pre-trial motions, including demurrers, motions to strike, motions to compel, and motions for summary judgment, as well as post-trial motions and appeals. She has also obtained favorable results for clients through mediations and settlement conferences.
Ms. Flowers is a graduate of Whittier Law School, graduating summa cum laude and Valedictorian of her class. During law school, Ms. Flowers was the Executive Editor of Whittier’s Law Review.
In addition, Ms. Flowers volunteered her services working with special needs children, advocating for the children and their parents, and incarcerated juveniles at the Los Padrinos Juvenile Detention Center. Because of her work with children, Ms. Flowers was the recipient of the highly-esteemed Jim Pfeiffer Public Interest Scholarship from the California Bar Foundation, one of the highest recognitions from the California Bar Foundation. In addition, Ms. Flowers clerked at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office in the Major Crimes and Hard Core Gangs divisions, and gained courtroom experience during law school by conducting preliminary hearings at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Ms. Flowers has recently presented on the following topics:
- 2019 California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) Annual Training Conference, “In-‘N’-Out: How To Deal With An Employee’s Chronic Intermittent Leave.”
- 2021 California Special Districts Association Annual Conference, “Dead Gift-Away: The Constitutional Prohibition on Gifts of Public Funds.”
- City of Rancho Palos Verdes v. Indian Peak Properties, LLC (2018) Los Angeles Sup. Ct. Case No. 18STCV03781. Successfully prosecuted a significant nuisance violation through a motion for summary judgment in both the trial court and on appeal
- Patel v. City of South El Monte (2018) Central Dist. of Cal. Case No. 2:18-cv-04077. Successfully defended City against alleged civil rights violations in both trial court and on appeal before the Ninth Circuit
- Brosowske v. City of Hesperia (2019) San Bernardino Sup. Ct. Case No. CIVDS1926015. Successfully defended City at trial against former City Council member seeking to regain council seat.
Townsend, et al v. McDonnel, et al (2018) Central Dist. of Cal. Case No. 2:18-cv-10011. Successfully obtained dismissal of former-Mayor of Rancho Palos Verdes in suit for alleged wrongful arrest