Allison B. Williams
(304) 933-8144
Office: Bridgeport
J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. Dickinson College
Licensure: PA | WV
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Allison Williams is a labor and employment lawyer who is seen by her clients as a deeply caring, proactive problem-solver. She understands the value of investing the time needed to fully understand a client’s particular industry and workplace culture, in order to deliver custom solutions and tailored advice that is both practical and cost-effective.

Allison regularly counsels clients on a wide variety of labor and employment issues, and she has a particular passion for helping employers craft strategies to help avoid, or minimize, the impact of litigation. She is frequently asked to draft employee handbooks, employment contacts, and other agreements, as well as provide in-house training for managers on some of the most pressing issues of the day. Allison has experience litigating cases in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies and arbitrators, such as the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board, the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

While Allison offers assistance to employers in a wide-range of industries, she also has particular experience assisting employers in the aviation industry and in higher education. She has experience litigating AIR21 claims, GARA issues and has a broad-range of experience with Part 135 and Part 91 aircraft operations. Allison’s higher education practice has also included Title IX litigation and counseling, faculty and staff grievances, and counseling institutions about a plethora of issues from FERPA to FMLA and ADA Compliance and beyond.

Allison is recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, she is highly regarded as a speaker on labor and employment issues, and she is also a monthly contributor to the West Virginia Employment Law Letter.

Work Experience

2010 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2010 Extern, The Honorable Irene M. Keeley, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of WV
2008-2009 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson
2002-2008 Paralegal, Manchin & Aloi

Speaking Engagements

Monthly Contributor, West Virginia Employment Law Letter

Key Experience

Defended employers in actions before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Department of Labor
Defended public employers in actions before the Public Employees Grievance Board
Defended employers in state and federal wage and hour disputes, including a class action for alleged violations of the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act

Memberships & Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013-2018
Defense Research Institute
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
West Virginia State Bar Association
Harrison County Bar Association
CALI Excellence Award for highest grade in Pre-Trial Litigation (2009)
United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania