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  Allison S. Hyatt
Partner
Direct Dial: 916.472.3302
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Allison Hyatt is partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Sacramento office.  Ms. Hyatt is an experienced trial lawyer, with a diverse commercial litigation practice that has allowed her the opportunity to take several cases to verdict in California’s state and federal courts.  She has also submitted and argued several appellate cases.

As an active litigator, Ms. Hyatt has been regularly called upon by her clients to defend commercial contract, intellectual property (trademark, trade dress, and copyright), and False Claims Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act disputes, protecting clients in the protection of their business operations.  Her efforts also extend to the defense of business fraud (RICO) and unfair business practice disputes, as well as trade secret disputes involving the improper use of confidential information, as well as the breach of business and personal private information. Ms. Hyatt’s commercial practice also includes disputes between shareholders (including shareholder derivative and breach of fiduciary duty claims), and partners (misappropriation of business opportunities and partnership dissolutions),

Her commercial practice also extends to the defense of lenders, owners, homeowner associations, and others in a variety of real property disputes, as well as the management of claims against commercial contractors and developers in professional liability and construction defect claims involving personal, multi-family, and commercial real estate litigation.

Ms. Hyatt’s employment practice includes specialized experience litigating disability discrimination claims, as well as the defense of whistleblower lawsuits and claims asserting harassment, discrimination, or retaliation based on the claimant’s race, or gender.  Her clients also regularly seek her advice and counsel in drafting appropriate hand books, policies, as well as prudent risk management and claim avoidance standards relating to challenging employment situations.

Ms. Hyatt is a member of the ALTA Title Counsel Committee. She also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Center for Educational Rights, a non-profit organization that provides special education resources for school districts and parents of students with special needs. 

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