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Allison Bowers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Austin, TX

Hutcheson Bowers LLLP
1301 South Mopac Expressway, Suite 430
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: 737-248-1315
Fax: 512-777-4497
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employer, Business Litigation, Employment Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

The co-founder and partner of the law firm of Hutcheson | Bowers LLLP, attorney Allison Bowers has been serving clients in Austin, Texas, for the past 20-plus years. With considerable knowledge and acumen, she provides outstanding services backed by a track record of success. Clients rely on her services in matters pertaining to employment and labor law, business litigation and employment litigation.

A Bachelor of Arts, Plan II, graduate, Ms. Bowers got promoted from The University of Texas at Austin with highest honors in 1996. Later in 1999, she received her Juris Doctor from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law and was inducted into Order of the Coif. She was also a part of the Texas Law Review and elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Soon after graduating from law school, Ms. Bowers earned her license to practice law in all the state courts of Texas in 1999. She served as a law clerk for Judge Lee Yeakel at the Texas Third Court of Appeals for over a year and worked as an employment litigation lawyer at an international Texas law firm for over a decade.

As an acknowledgment of her achievements, Ms. Bowers has earned many accolades including an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the organization’s highest peer rating standard. In 2021, she was recognized by Best Lawyers for her work in labor and employment litigation. The Travis County Women Lawyers' Association named her firm as the “Law Firm of the Year – 2014.”

A talented writer, Ms. Bowers is the author of many scholarly writings, and she frequently interacts with audiences at various legal seminars and conferences as a panelist and speaker. She was among the board of directors of the Austin Human Resource Management Association and holds memberships in the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms, the Texas Minority Counsel Program Steering Committee and the Texas Bar Foundation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 30%Employment Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

White Papers

  • How to Play the Best Offense and Defense to Protect Trade Secrets
  • GINA (2016)

About Allison Bowers

First Admitted: 1999, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.hutchesonbowers.com/whoweare.html

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Texas Bar Foundation

Educational Background

  • University of Texas at Austin, with Highest Honors in Plan II, elected Phi Beta Kappa, 1996

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Texas Minority Counsel Program Steering Committee, 2017
  • Board of Directors, Austin Human Resources Management Association, 2015

Verdicts/Settlements

  • 318 F.Supp.3d 983, 2018
  • 2018 WL 4688769, 2018
  • 831 F.3d 309, 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • COVID Return to Office Education, Austin Human Resources Association (2021), Panelist, COVID Return to Office Education, Austin Human Resources Association, 2021
  • How to Succeed in Mediation and Arbitration, Texas Minority Counsel Program (2016), Panelist, How to Succeed in Mediation and Arbitration, Texas Minority Counsel Program, 2016
  • Stump the Experts: A Legal Panel Discussion of FFCRA, COVID-19, and Return to Work Issues, Austin Human Resources Association (2020), Panelist, Stump the Experts: A Legal Panel Discussion of FFCRA, COVID-19, and Return to Work Issues, Austin Human Resources Association, 2020
  • #MeToo in the Law Firm: Lessons on Conducting Effective Trainings to Reduce Harassment, Austin Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (2018), Speaker, #MeToo in the Law Firm: Lessons on Conducting Effective Trainings to Reduce Harassment, Austin Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, HR, Legal Profession, 2018
  • The Intersection of Employment Law, Social Media, and the First Amendment, Texas State Bar’s Advanced Administrative Law Course (2018), Speaker and Author, The Intersection of Employment Law, Social Media, and the First Amendment, , Texas State Bar’s Advanced Administrative Law Course, 2018
  • Speaker, GINA, Texas State Bar Advanced Employment Law Course, 2016
  • The Case of the Moonlighting Employee, University of Texas Annual Technology Law Conference (2016)2016, Speaker and Author, The Case of the Moonlighting Employee, University of Texas Annual Technology Law Conference, 2016
  • Taught class at UT Law as a Guest Lecturer on the topic of employment agreements., Guest Lecturer, What Every Corporate Lawyer Needs to Know about Employment Agreements, University of Texas School of Law, 2019
  • How to Play the Best Offense and Defense to Protect Trade Secrets, Speaker, Austin Human Resources Association, 2015
  • Speaker, Social Media & Non-Compete Law: From Hiring to Firing, HR High Tech Roundtable, 2014
  • Speaker, ADA/FMLA Issues, SHRM-Texas State Council Legislative Conference, 2013
  • Author and Speaker, Arbitration: The Pros, the Cons, and the How-tos, Univ. of Texas Annual Labor & Employment Conference; Texas Association of Business, TAB/SHRM Employment Relations Symposium, 2012

Honors/Awards

  • Included in The Best Lawyers™ in the United States 2021 in Litigation – Labor and Employment, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2021
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Law Firm of the Year -- Hutcheson Bowers LLLP, Travis County Women Lawyers' Association, 2014
  • Order of the Coif, University of Texas School of Law, 1999
  • Member, National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, 2014
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Office Location for Allison Bowers

1301 South Mopac Expressway
Suite 430
Austin, TX 78746

Phone: 737-248-1315

Fax: 512-777-4497

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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