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Alison R. Wills

Alison R. Wills

10077 Grogan's Mill Road, Suite 325
The Woodlands Texas 77380

Phone. (832) 764-7203
Fax. (832) 764-7203
Main. (832) 764-7200
E-mail. awills@lkclawfirm.com

Areas of Practice

Labor and Employment Law
Labor and Employment Law – Federal
In-House Counsel

Professional Summary

Hailing from the metropolitan Washington D.C. area, Alison has represented hundreds of employees (both private and public sector), government contractors, and law enforcement officers in complex labor and employment law matters.

Texas Labor & Employment Law Alison represents both employers and employees in a wide-array of employment-related issues. Alison provides counseling and assistance to Texas businesses to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Alison’s familiarity with civil rights, anti-discrimination, and wage and hour laws ensure that she will anticipate potential issues before they occur, limiting corporate liability and establishing a profitable and collegial working environment for management and employees alike. In addition, Alison reviews and prepares employment contract, employment policies, complaint and reporting procedures, and Handbooks for her corporate clients.

Alison also represents employees and former employees in legal causes of action against their employers. Alison represents private-sector employees who are facing discrimination and harassment, have been wrongfully discharged, whose pay has been unfairly withheld, or whose employment status has been incorrectly classified under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Alison assists with relevant complaints and investigations through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as the Department of Labor.

Additionally, Alison provides comprehensive reviews of separation agreements, severance packages, and executive benefits plan documents for both employers and employees. Alison can assist with drafting, reviewing, and negotiating non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and confidentiality agreements.

Federal Labor & Employment Law Through her federal employment law practice, Alison zealously advocates for clients facing disciplinary and/or adverse actions, fitness for duty examinations, requests for reasonable accommodation, disability retirement applications, Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) litigation, and Office of Special Counsel (OSC) complaints.

Alison also specializes in security clearance and suitability concerns on behalf of federal employees and government contractors before various agencies and granting authorities, including: the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), the Department of Homeland Security Office of Chief Security Officer (OCSO), as well as various personnel security departments within the Department of Defense.

Alison represents clients before the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) with general retirement errors as well as those who are eligible for protection under the Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Correction Act (FERCCA). Alison assists federal retirees and their families in establishing rightful retirement benefits under CSRS, CSRS Offset, and FERS, including: monthly annuity payments, marital share apportionments, survivor annuity benefits, death beneficiary determinations, Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Alison also assists federal employees and retirees, as well as the former spouses of federal employees and retirees, in determining the proper distribution of marital assets of these retirement benefits, through incorporation of necessary regulatory language into divorce documents and decrees.

Education Background

William & Mary Law School, J.D., 2011, where she served as Managing Editor of the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law.
University of Michigan, B.A., 2008, where she graduated with High Honors.

Professional Affiliations

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce: Employment Law Update and Young Professionals Network
The Woodlands Bar Association
State Bar of Texas (Labor and Employment Law Section)
Marshall Community Foundation

Bar Admissions

Texas
<span style="padding-left:30px">U.S. Southern District of Texas</span>
Virginia