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.
Allison 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, Allison 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.
Allison is a member of the Women Attorneys of M&R (WAMR), and the Diversity, Multicultural and Inclusion Committee.
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 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.
Allison 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 is involved with the Mexican American Bar Foundation and the USC Latino Alumni Association. Allison 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: 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.