Alison R. Christian

Alison R. Christian

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Christian Dichter & Sluga, P.C.
 | 2700 North Central Avenue, Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-792-1706
Fax: 602-792-1710
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (90%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

I am an AV-rated shareholder at Christian Dichter & Sluga, P.C., a certified women-owned law firm in Phoenix, and my practice is dedicated to insurance coverage and insurance litigation matters. We listen to our clients in order to learn about their business needs, develop strategies to solve their problems, and provide them with big-firm caliber work without the big-firm price tag. We have experienced lawyers licensed in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas, and operate a joint venture firm in Las Vegas. We are the only women-owned member of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms emphaszing insurance law in Arizona and look for opportunities to work with other businesses committed to diversity. 

In 2012, I co-founded a business development program to help women lawyers called “Ladder Down" (www.ladderdown.org). The program is unique in both structure and content, and runs year-long with monthly sessions dedicated to instruction in three key areas: leadership, business development, and mentoring. The AADC received DRI’s 2013 SLDO Diversity Award for its support of Ladder Down. The DRI award honors the state and local defense organization that displays a significant commitment to diversity. I lecture frequently on empowering women lawyers, most recently as the Keynote Speaker for the 2014 Arizona Minority Bar Convention, as a panelist at the 2014 DRI Diversity for Success Seminar, and a panelist at the 2016 South Carolina Bar Convention.

After enjoying four years and producing over 100 graudates in Phoenix, Arizona, Ladder Down partnered with the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel in 2016 to bring this successful program to other cities across the country. The FDCC launched Ladder Down programs in San Francisco in 2017, Seattle in 2018, and looks forward to launching in Cleveland in 2019! 

I am active in the local and national defense communities. I served as President of the Phi Beta Kappa Phoenix Association from 2008-2009, and served on the board of directors from 2007-2010. I also served as President of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Young Lawyers'​ Division from 2009-2010. I currently serve on the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Board of Directors as the Advocacy Luncheon Co-Chair and was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2016. In December 2014 I was appointed to serve on the DRI Membership Committee, and have proudly served DRI since. I was also admitted the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel in July 2015, as the youngest female attorney admitted to date. I am an active leader in the FDCC and was appointed to serve on the FDCC Advance Committee in 2015, as Vice Chair of the Counsel Connect Committee and Co-Chair of the Professional Women's Forum in 2016, and as Co-Chair of Ladder Down in 2018.

I was selected for inclusion in the Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star list from 2012-2015 and joined the Super Lawyers list in the Insurance Coverage category in 2016. I was also recognized by Arizona Business Magazine as one of the most influential women in Arizona business, as the youngest of five honorees in the 2014 "Generation Next"​ category. In 2016, I was included among the Top 10 Most Influential Millennials in Arizona. 

About Alison Christian

Admitted: 2007, Arizona

Professional Webpage: http://www.cdslawfirm.com/attorneys/alison-r-christian/

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list under the Insurance Coverage section 

    , Super Lawyer, Southwest Super Lawyers , 2018
  • Selected for inclusion in the Rising Stars in the Insurance Coverage section 

    , Rising Star, Southwest Super Lawyers , 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list under the Insurance Coverage section 

    , Super Lawyer, Southwest Super Lawyers , 2017
  • Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list under the Insurance Coverage section 

    , Super Lawyer, Southwest Super Lawyers , 2016
  • Recognized as one of Arizona's most influential millennials 

    , 11 Most Influential Millennials in Arizona, Arizona Business Magazine, 2016
  • Recognized as one of Arizona's Amazing Women leaders 

    , AmAZing Women Award, National Bank of Arizona , 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in the Rising Star list under the Insurance Coverage section.

    , Rising Star, Southwest Super Lawyers , 2012
  • Recognized as one of five young lawyers in the Generation Next category 

    , Top 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona, Generation Next Category , Arizona Business Magazine, 2014
  • Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards

    , AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Selected for inclusion in the Rising Star list under the Insurance Coverage section.

    , Rising Star, Southwest Super Lawyers , 2014
  • Selected for inclusion in the Rising Star list under the Insurance Coverage section.

    , Rising Star, Southwest Super Lawyers , 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Ladder Down Co-Chair

    , 2018
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, President Elect 

    , 2018
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Treasurer

    , 2017
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Secretary

    , 2016
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Art of Marketing Co-Chair

    , 2016
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Professional Women's Forum, Co-Chair

    , 2016
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Counsel Connect Committee Vice Chair 

    , 2016
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Advance Committee Member

    , 2015
  • Defense Research Institute, Membership Committee Member

    , 2015
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, Law Firm Member 

    , 2015
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Member 

    , 2015
  • Co-Founder, Ladder Down 

    , 2012
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Division, President

    , 2009
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Phoenix Association, President 

    , 2008

Educational Background:

  • Santa Clara University, Magna Cum Laude

    , 2004

Industry Groups

  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Litigation
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Office Location for Alison R. Christian

2700 North Central Avenue
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Last Updated: 11/15/2018

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