Alyson C. Decker’s legal practice encompasses all aspects of civil litigation, including business and contract law, employment law, personal injury, antitrust, complex cases, class actions, and entertainment and high profile cases. She has experience trying cases in both state and federal court in California and across the country. Alyson also uses her legal and liberal arts background to find unique and creative solutions to the problems faced by both her individual and business clients.
Some of her successes include obtaining a favorable settlement agreement of $3.5 million for plaintiffs in a class action legal malpractice case while the matter was on appeal before the Ninth Circuit; a successful demurrer granted without leave to amend in a case involving two well-known toy companies and alleged fraudulent transfers; blocking the distribution of a “sex tape” while procuring stay away orders for a celebrity client; negotiating a settlement in a highly confidential personal injury case of more than triple the amount first offered by the insurance company; and obtaining a pre-trial settlement of a highly contested employment discrimination and retaliation case after successfully defending against a motion for summary judgment. In addition, Alyson has obtained multi-million dollar settlements in various pre-litigation matters.
Experience and Education
Prior to moving to Ventura County and joining Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Miller & Templeman, Alyson worked at several well-known boutique and national firms in the Los Angeles County area. Alyson has been consistently named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2014. She also received a Commendation for Outstanding Legal Prowess from City of Lancaster in 2013. She has also been published multiple times in the Daily Journal and has written legal book reviews for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Alyson graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University in 2004; she then obtained her law degree from the University of Southern California in 2007. While in law school, Alyson was the Managing Editor of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal. She also externed for former Central District Federal Magistrate Judge Hillman. Alyson was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2007.Alyson was born and raised in Southern California and now lives in Thousand Oaks with her husband. In her spare time, Alyson enjoys playing roller derby, running, cooking, spoiling her cat, and traveling.