Allison E. Laffey

Direct: 414-312-7818


As an associate at LLG, Allison brings the unrelenting passion and enthusiasm of a young attorney to each case and every client.

Allison cut her teeth at the Atlanta offices of a large national firm, where her practice focused primarily on complex product liability, premises liability, and professional negligence and malpractice. She is also experienced in toxic tort litigation and consulting. Prior to that, Allison worked in the in-house legal department of a Milwaukee-based industrial automation leader. In addition to her legal experience, Allison is also the only LLG attorney who can claim to have interned for the Canadian Senate.

As a driven associate, Allison is ambitious in seeking out opportunities to enhance her experience and sharpen her skills. Allison integrates seamlessly into LLG’s client-focused teams where her youthful drive and intellect are best used in helping clients solve their most complex issues.

Practice Areas

Representative Experience

Defeated efforts by putative classes in various FLSA class actions to obtain conditional and Rule 23 certifications.

Assisted in winning summary judgment for Georgia law firm in legal malpractice action. Assisted in defeating Plaintiff’s appeal of the grant of summary judgment to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Assisted in achieving dismissal of claims against Georgia law firm in breach of fiduciary duty action brought by the wife of a former client.

Assisted in achieving dismissal of Plaintiff’s appeal of trial court ruling in favor of our client in a breach of contract action.

Published Works & Presentations

Co-Presenter: Public Squares and Private Rights: The First Amendment Meets Social Media, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) (Wisconsin Chapter), Webinar (May 6, 2021)

Co-Presenter: “Wait, We Didn’t Post This!” Navigating Liability For Customer-Generated Content, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) (Wisconsin Chapter), Webinar (April 8, 2021)

Panelist: Challenges and Initiatives: Increasing Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession, American Bar Association (ABA), Webinar (December 17, 2020)

Co-Author: “Inclusion in Practice: Gender-Inclusive Legal Writing and Communications (Or Why “Dear Sir or Madam” Must Go)” DRI’s Raising the Bar, Vol. 15, Issue 4 (April 2019)

Author: “Making Your Differences Work for You (and for Your Firm and Your Clients in the Process)” DRI’s Raising the Bar, Vol. 12, Issue 10 (November 2018)

Author: “Diversity and Inclusion- We Need More than Talk and Show” DRI’s For the Defense, Vol. 60, Issue 5 (May 2018)

Reported Decisions

Zettler v. Thurs Trucking, Inc., 2019 WL 1929205 (W.D. Wis. April 30, 2019)

Piano Gallery Madison, LLC v. Create Music, LLC, 2019 WL 1006094 (W.D. Wis. Mar. 1, 2019)

Piano Gallery Madison, LLC v. Create Music, LLC, 2018 WL 3475474 (W.D. Wis. July 19, 2018)

Piano Gallery Madison, LLC v. Create Music, LLC, 2018 WL 734430 (W.D. Wis. Feb. 6, 2018)

De Leon v. Grade A Constr., Inc., 2017 WL 6375821 (W.D. Wis. Dec. 13, 2017)

Professional Admissions, Associations & Honors

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

American Bar Association

State Bar of Wisconsin

State Bar of Georgia

LGBT Bar Association of Wisconsin

The National LGBT Bar

Defense Research Institute – Young Lawyers Committee: Diversity Vice-Chair (2017-2018, Diversity Co-Chair (2018-2020); Women in the Law Committee: Seminar Planning – DRI for Life Co-Chair (2020-2021); DRI Cares Committee, Member (2019-present); Trucking Law Committee; Product Liability Committee; Toxic Torts Committee

Wisconsin Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2020, 2021, 2022)

Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” (Commercial Litigation) (2021, 2022, 2023)

Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society (2020)


Michigan State University College of Law / J.D., 2012

Creighton University / B.A., Psychology, 2009


Allison is involved with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, of which LLG is a member. Both she and the firm share in the Chamber’s commitment to creating a fully inclusive state by promoting economic growth and opportunities among LGBTQ-owned and allied businesses, corporations, and professionals in Wisconsin.

News, Awards & Honors

LLG Attorneys Named to SuperLawyers List in 2019
Super Lawyers just published its lists and the attorneys at Laffey, Leitner & Goode LLC are at it again. Six attorneys at the firm made this year’s list with Jack, Mark, Joe once again being acknowledged for 10+ years of inclusion.
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Laffey, Leitner & Goode LLC Marks Third Consecutive Inclusion on “Best Law Firms” List
Laffey, Leitner & Goode LLC is once again celebrating being named to US News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. 2020 is the third straight year that LLG has made the list of America’s most respected law firms.
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LLG Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers® in 2019
Four partners of Laffey, Leitner & Goode LLC have been named to Best Lawyers’ annual list of the nation’s top attorneys. In a milestone year, three are celebrating significant anniversaries along with their inclusion this year.
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