Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of California
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, J.D.
University of Southern California, B.A.
Allison C. Aguirre
An associate in Michelman & Robinson, LLP’s (M&R’s) Orange County office, Allison Aguirre is a member of the firm’s Complex and Commercial & Business Litigation Practice Groups. She has experience in several phases of litigation, such as drafting demand letters, performing legal research, writing client memorandum, drafting motions and briefs, preparing discovery requests and responses, and helping prepare cases for arbitration and trial.
Ms. Aguirre focuses her practice on counseling and litigating on behalf of companies in complex business disputes and employment litigation. She regularly handles the defense of business tort claims, including breach of contract, California’s Unfair Competition Law, securities offerings, and defending class action litigation. In the employment law context, Ms. Aguirre has counseled clients on matters involving employment discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. She has also assisted with employment counseling by drafting documents related to hiring and termination practices (e.g. employment and non-compete agreements), as well as advising clients regarding compliance with federal non-discrimination notice requirements.
Ms. Aguirre is a member of the Women Attorneys of M&R (WAMR), and the Diversity, Multicultural and Inclusion Committee.
Prior to joining M&R, Ms. Aguirre was a criminal division extern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, where she wrote motions and appellate briefs related to federal criminal offenses. She also served as a Family Protection Unit law clerk at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, where she drafted motions for case consolidation and assisted in pretrial preparation. She also served as a civil legal intern at the Orange County Superior Court.
Ms. Aguirre has also worked as a Communications intern for BBC Worldwide, Inc., where she monitored press coverage of BBC-produced television shows and digital entertainment games.
Allison received her J.D. degree from USC Gould School of Law in May 2016, where she received a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution. During law school, Ms. Aguirre served as the Editor-in-Chief for the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice; the Events Chair of the Latino Law Students Association; and a USC 1L Peer Advisor executive board member. Allison received her B.A., magna cum laude, in political science and communication from the University of Southern California in May 2013, where she served as an Orientation Advisor and on the University Residential Student Government executive board.
Ms. Aguirre is involved with the Mexican American Bar Foundation and the USC Latino Alumni Association. Ms. Aguirre also served as a volunteer mediator in the USC Law Mediation Clinic, where she weekly mediated small claims cases in LA Superior Court and dependency cases at Edelman Children's Court.
Class Action Litigation: Counseling an insurance broker involved in a class action lawsuit. Ms. Aguirre has performed a variety of legal research and is assisting with pretrial preparation, including reviewing exhibits for trial and drafting a joint exhibit list.
Complex Litigation: Researched and drafted a complaint against a client’s former employee who violated a restrictive employment covenant by misappropriating trade secrets, including client lists, in order to aid a competitor.
Commercial Litigation: Researched and drafted portions of a successful opposition to a motion to compel production of electronic discovery based on duplicative information.
Employment Harassment Litigation: Researched and drafted a mediation brief on behalf of a private jet aviation company involved in a sexual harassment lawsuit. The suit resulted in a successful mediation, minimizing client’s potential litigation costs.