Allison B. Etkin


10960 Wilshire Boulevard
18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
P (310) 481-7600
F (310) 481-7650

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Allison is a partner in Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman’s Los Angeles office, where she vigorously defends clients in complex civil disputes in an array of practice areas including construction, real estate, general liability, products liability, subrogation and recovery, contract and business disputes and transportation litigation. Allison is skilled in all phases of litigation, including law and motion, discovery, mediation, arbitration and trial preparation. Allison has secured multiple victories for our clients early in the litigation through aggressive law and motion practice, effective negotiation and early dispute resolution techniques. She also routinely advises clients regarding risk management and potential general liability exposure.

As a Detroit native, Allison graduated with honors from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration-Pre-law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Allison attended Loyola Law School, where she served as a Note and Comment Editor on the International and Comparative Law Review.


Loyola Law School (J.D., 2012)

Michigan State University (B.A., 2009)

Licensed to Practice in:

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Practice Areas

  • Defense of developers, general contractors, and subcontractors against claims of defective design in complex multi-party litigation arising from construction of residential and commercial properties.
  • Defense of developers against claims for indemnification and breach of contract.
  • Defense of developers against claims brought by Homeowners Associations and claims involving California Civil Code section 895, et seq. (SB800) and California Civil Code section 6000 (Calderon).
Complex Tort and Casualty
  • Defense of owners and managers against claims for breach of contract and premises liability.
  • Defense of businesses and individuals in a wide variety of claims involving negligent and intentional acts, including automobile accidents, assault and battery, and slip and falls.


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Volunteer, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

Member, Junior League of Los Angeles

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