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Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California

Education

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, J.D.

University of Southern California, B.A.

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Allison C. Aguirre

Associate
Orange County
T: 714.557.7990
F: 714.557.7991

An associate in Michelman & Robinson, LLP’s (M&R’s) Orange County office, Allison Aguirre is a member of the firm’s Class Action & Complex Litigation 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.

Allison focuses her practice on counseling and litigating on behalf of companies in intricate business and employment disputes. 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, Allison has counseled clients on matters involving employment discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination.  In addition, she has 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.

Allison is a member of the Women Attorneys of M&R (WAMR), and the Diversity, Multicultural and Inclusion Committee. She has also been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, most recently in 2022.

Past Experience

Prior to joining M&R, Allison 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 served as a Family Protection Unit law clerk at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office as well, drafting motions for case consolidation and assisted in pretrial preparation. Before that, Allison served as a civil legal intern at the Orange County Superior Court.

Outside of law, Allison monitored press coverage of BBC-produced television shows and digital entertainment games as a Communications intern for BBC Worldwide, Inc.

Community Involvement

Allison is involved with the Mexican American Bar Foundation and the USC Latino Alumni Association. She has also served as a volunteer mediator in the USC Law Mediation Clinic, where she mediated small claims cases in L.A. Superior Court and dependency cases at Edelman Children's Court.

Representative Matters

  • Class Action Litigation: Counseled an insurance broker involved in a class action lawsuit. Conducted legal research and assisted with pretrial preparation, including review of 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.