Allison currently works at the Minnesota Department of Transportation as their Employment Discrimination Manager, in the office of Equity and Diversity. This role encompasses conducting internal investigations of discrimination and providing in house council on employment law matters.
Prior to joining MNDOT, Allison worked in the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights facilitating mediations and conciliations. As the mediation program coordinator and lead investigator at MDCR, she created and grew the Alternative Dispute Resolution program by advocating for creative solutions in addition to monetary settlements. Settlements often included policy changes, training and education of Civil Rights, ADA, ADEA, and Housing laws, and utilized a restorative approach to solving disputed issues.
Through her employment at the City of Minneapolis, Allison also assisted Minneapolis in creating the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. Previous to working in the public sector, Allison ran a successful immigration law practice focusing on crime victim visas, deportation defense, and actively participated in the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and her law degree from Hamline University School of Law.
Practice Areas | Employment, Immigration