Alison Beanum is a skilled trial attorney who routinely goes toe-to-toe against some of the most prominent sexual misconduct, employment, and personal injury lawyers in California. Often retained before litigation commences, Alison is known for her in-depth investigations, her early case evaluation and negotiation, and her ability to skillfully litigate those issues that remain. In these highly sensitive cases, clients turn to Alison for her deep experience, compassion, creativity, and her track record for securing the very best results for her clients – whether through settlement or trial.

Beyond her trial work, Alison actively counsels her clients on employment-related issues, including hiring practices, the development of workplace policies and training programs, implementation of alternative workweek schedules, workplace investigations, and litigation avoidance practices. Alison also assists her clients with the drafting of employment contracts and separation agreements.

Over the years, Alison has also developed a niche practice in real estate law. Alison represents landlords in office, retail, and residential leasing projects of all sizes. She has experience drafting a wide variety of agreements, including leases, subleases, amendments, assignments and assumptions, option agreements, and property management agreements. Alison also provides her clients with a full range of property management services in connection with their ongoing operations, including the defense of claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, unlawful detainers, and resolution of tenant disputes.


  • California
  • US District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2002
  • B.A., University of California at Irvine, 1999


  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • California Bar Association, Litigation Section