Allison Beckham focuses primarily on commercial and fiduciary litigation at the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration. She has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of cases, including cases involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, partnership and business disputes, and contested probate matters. For many clients, Allison acts as general counsel to help them prevent litigation from occurring.
Effective litigation requires mastering a wealth of complex details to reveal the simple and coherent narrative, which informs every aspect of the case, and shows how to win. Allison enjoys the strategy and high-level legal analysis required to successfully defend or prosecute complex litigation. She utilizes teams that include not only other attorneys and legal assistants in the firm but, most importantly, the client.
Allison’s interest in litigation began in college when she received her B.A. with highest honors in 2002 and her J.D. with honors in 2005 from the University of Texas. Her experience in the legal profession began as an intern for the Honorable Tom Price of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals where she learned how judges think, what they expect from trial counsel, and that crucial details often determine which party wins or loses.
Before joining Crain Caton & James, Allison was an associate at an AmLaw 100 firm where, through formal training and hands-on experiences, she developed effective litigation strategies and an appreciation for precision.
While at Crain Caton & James, Allison has gained significant jury trail experience and advocated for her clients' interests to judges throughout the state. Her courtroom experience has taught her that, to be effective, a litigator must identify and focus on the client's ultimate goal and nothing else.
Allison was selected to the 2015-2018 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists (Thomson Reuters). Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state were selected.