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Daniel S. Alderman

Dan Alderman

Dan Alderman attended the University of California at San Diego and Dartmouth College, graduating in 1983. Dan earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1986. While in law school, Dan was certified as a volunteer tax preparer and was a member of Community Legal Services. He also worked as an intern for the Public Defender’s Office, obtaining valuable hands-on courtroom experience. Dan was admitted to the California Bar in 1986 and has been a practicing trial lawyer since then. He also obtained his California Real Estate Broker license in 2006. He has been married for 24 years and has two children. He lived in London, England from the ages of 6 to 16.   Over the course of his legal career, Dan has successfully litigated numerous and diverse cases in both bench and jury trials. The range of cases he has tried include trademark and unfair competition claims, contractual disputes, employment claims including sexual harassment and discrimination, fraud claims, premises liability, construction accidents, automobile accidents, products liability, and police use of force. Dan prides himself on establishing close and lasting relationships with his clients, whom he views as partners in bringing each case to a successful resolution. He has been working with many of the same clients for over 20 years. Dan is a member of POALAC and a voting member of the ASTM Committee for Outdoor Play Equipment.

Allison R. Hilgers

Allison Hilgers

Allison Hilgers graduated with High Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Allison earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2003. While in law school, she completed an internship with the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office in the Police Litigation Unit, gaining valuable experience in police litigation cases in both state and federal courts. Allison has been admitted to practice law in California since 2003. She has extensive experience with complex law and motion matters and in preparing cases for and representing clients in mediations, arbitrations, and trials. She has been successful on law and motion matters at the trial and appellate court levels, oftentimes resulting in a complete victory for the client without incurring the time and expense of a trial. Allison is a Southern California native and lives in Long Beach. She worked as a seasonal lifeguard at Huntington State Beach for 14 years, making hundreds of ocean rescues and earning awards for Rookie of the Year, Most Inspirational Lifeguard, and Lifeguard of the Year. She has been a U.S. Masters swimmer for 16 years and currently competes in open water swim races. Due to her background working with the LAPD and California State Park peace officers, Allison is especially interested in police litigation and is a member of POALAC.