Unique Perspective at the Outset of Litigation

Allison Hyatt has served as a litigator representing clients throughout California in a wide range of complex business disputes for more than 17 years. Today, her practice continues to focus on empowering people – defending employers facing wage and hour class action lawsuits and representative actions brought under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

Allison’s experience representing clients through trials and appeals gives her a unique perspective at the outset of litigation. It also enables her to support businesses in understanding how they can minimize exposure and resolve disputes in cost-effective ways.

She has represented clients through all stages of the litigation process, including trial, and spent several years of her practice focusing on appellate matters.

Before joining Medina McKelvey, Allison was a partner with the national firm of Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP where she specialized in employment law and complex business litigation.

Allison enjoys spending time with her husband of more than 20 years and their three children. There’s no greater feeling for her than cheering on her kids at their various sporting events and extra-curricular activities. She also plays fiddle in a local country band she started with her husband.

Committed to Community

Allison is active in her community, and, as a parent of a child with special needs, she regularly volunteers her time and legal expertise to advocate on behalf of students with disabilities and their families. She serves on the board of GraceCity, an organization devoted to combating human trafficking and supporting and restoring victims of human trafficking in the Northern California area.


  • University of California Los Angeles School of Law
  • California State University, Long Beach; graduated summa cum laude