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Education

  • Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D., 2015)
  • California State University Sacramento (B.S., 2010)

Admissions

  • California

Alyson E. Ackerman
Associate

Alyson Ackerman has built an impressive list of accomplishments in environmental law while in the early stages of her legal career. She has worked for clients in diverse areas that include steel production, scrap metal recycling, environmental advocacy and irrigation.

 She spent two years working for a boutique environmental compliance and litigation law firm where she helped clients seek the recovery of cleanup costs associated with contaminated land and address issues with underground storage tanks, air permit limits, and actions necessitating a Section 404 permit under the Clean Water Act.  She worked with clients who entered into settlement agreements with both state and federal entities and helped to evaluate the appropriateness of the proposed civil penalties, successfully advocating for getting penalties reduced in a number of instances.

Alyson gained a range of legal experience, while also in law school, that she has used to help clients.  In addition to her work with an environmental law firm and an environmental advocacy group, she has had tenures with The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as well as The Sacramento County District Attorneys’ Office.  She has also published articles with the Indiana Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association.

Outside of work, she is most likely to be found enjoying the outdoors in a host of different ways, many of them alongside her German Shephard.  She is an avid hiker, has successfully completed lead climbs of some of the Sierra Pacific’s most challenging rock walls, and enjoys deepening her yoga practice.

Education

  • Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D., 2015)
  • California State University Sacramento (B.S., 2010)

Admissions

  • California