Alison Flowers is the managing partner of the Firm’s Alameda office, handling state and federal court litigation at every stage through trial and appeal for cities, counties, and special districts, 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; excessive force/unlawful search and seizure; other alleged civil rights violations; and the many other areas which arise in representing public agencies. Ms. Flowers also handles labor and employment matters, and serves as labor negotiator for public agencies.
Ms. Flowers serves as litigation counsel for the cities of Richmond, Chino, Lompoc, Rancho Palos Verdes, and Glendora, as well as Eastern Municipal Water District, Contra Costa Water District, and the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Alison further serves as labor and employment counsel for the Contra Costa County Superior Court, Alameda County Superior Court, and Humane Society of Silicon Valley. Additionally, Ms. Flowers serves as counsel for the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force for the City of Richmond.
• 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
• State Bar of California
• Supreme Court of the United States
• US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
• US District Court, Central, CA
• US District Court, Northern, CA
2022 Legal Visionary, L.A. Times Business of Law
Board of Directors for Long Beach Organic, Inc.
• 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.”
• 2022 California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) Annual Training Conference, “Every Breath You Take: Things Every Employer Should Know about Employee Surveillance”
Whittier Law School, Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian and Executive editor of Whittier's Law Review