Alison Divine is a civil litigator who seeks accountability and compensation for victims of harmful medical devices or drugs, as well as justice for victims of terrorism. She currently serves on two plaintiff’s law and brief committees for mass tort medical device litigation involving IVC filters and Hernia Mesh. Alison also serves on the law and brief, expert, and discovery committees in a consortium of firms seeking justice for veterans who were victims of terrorism during the Iraq War.
At her prior firms, Alison successfully worked to obtain a seven-figure settlement on behalf of almost one hundred pre-trial detainees and prisoners who were subjected to excessive force and routinely put in restraint chairs. She won compensatory damages along with a $250,000 punitive damages award in a FINRA arbitration against an investment advisor. She was awarded a two year Public Interest Fellowship at the University of Georgia School of Law where she conceived of and created a program to provide free legal counsel to people facing housing insecurity, ultimately supervising law student externs while representing clients facing foreclosure and housing issues.
Alison began her law career at a large southeast regional defense firm representing nursing home corporations and other medical providers. Alison was also an Enforcement Attorney for Georgia’s Securities and Business Regulation Division and later worked for a plaintiff’s firm where she practiced litigation and arbitration on behalf of plaintiffs in the areas of securities and constitutional law.
As a student, Alison was a finalist in Georgia State University Law School’s Research Writing and Advocacy Moot Court Competition. She was elected Vice President of the GSU Mock Trial Team was a finalist in two consecutive ABA State Mock Trial Competitions, advancing as a semi-finalist in the ABA Regional Competition. She was awarded a Litigation Externship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia where she was sworn in to practice, arguing and winning two appeals. She also served as President of the GSU Intellectual Property Law Society.
It is Alison’s goal as a lawyer to help bring forth ongoing and positive change by vigorously advocating on behalf of her clients. She is committed to the ideals of decency and fairness in her relationships with her adversaries and to the full and just administration of the law.