For more than a decade, Allison McAdam has been representing clients on environmental contamination and insurance coverage matters. Specifically, Allison focuses on environmental and insurance coverage cases for businesses, including oil producers and refiners, industrial and retail dry cleaners, recyclers, paper, foundry and fireworks manufacturers, automotive manufacturers, and other industrial businesses. Allison also represents owners of contaminated properties and has experience litigating liability for many chemicals of concern, including volatile organic compounds, petroleum hydrocarbons, perchlorate, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), and lead. She has worked closely with environmental consultants, state and local regulatory agencies, and insurers to facilitate investigation and cleanup of impacted properties.
With regard to insurance coverage, Allison helps her clients obtain insurance coverage including navigating potential underlying claims alleging product liability and environmental damage and has succeeded in pursuing declaratory relief, breach of contract and bad faith actions on behalf of clients seeking to establish coverage for a variety of liabilities.
Allison is an active member of the East Bay Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the Contra Costa County Bar Association, the Industrial Association of Contra Costa County and the Bar Association of San Francisco.
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
University of California at Berkeley
Rising Star, 2009, 2010, 2012-2017
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
American Bar Association
Contra Costa County Bar Association
East Bay CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women)
Industrial Association of Contra Costa County
San Francisco Bar Association
State Bar of California
Western States Petroleum Association
City and County of San Francisco
Litigation Section, 2001