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Adams, Alison Minet

2570 N. 1st Street2nd FloorSan Jose, CA 95131

Updated: 08/22/2017

Overview

Widely recognized and admired in the legal community for over 30 years for her success in criminal appeals law and post conviction in California and Federal Courts, Alison Minet Adams has won cases at all levels including in both the California and US Supreme Courts.

Clients who retain Summit Defense benefit by hiring a team of attorneys who have expertise at every stage of a criminal case. The team includes attorneys who focus on pre-file strategies to avoid prosecution, to those who...

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Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Specialties and Certifications

  • First Appellate Specialists, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

Other Affiliations

  • Michigan Bar (Member)
  • Florida Bar (Member)
  • Michigan Association for Justice (Former President)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Past Chair-Negligence Section )
  • Democratic National Committee (Member)
  • Michigan Democratic Party (Officer)

Honors

  • Champion of Justice Award, MAJ
  • Wings of Justice Award, Oakland County Democratic Party
  • Michigan Super Lawyers® (2008-Present)
  • Twice won the annual appellate lawyer excellence award from the Private Defenders Association of California
  • Achieved a Superb Rating by the Avvo lawyers directory
  • Award issued by Martindale-Hubble for Very High rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Named as a Super Lawyer by California Super Lawyers magazine

Pro Bono Activities

  • Anti-Defamation League, Longtime Board Member

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    Law Degree
  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1977
    J.D.
  • Bradley University, 1974
  • Tufts University
    Undergraduate Degree

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Honors

  • Champion of Justice Award, MAJ
  • Wings of Justice Award, Oakland County Democratic Party
  • Michigan Super Lawyers® (2008-Present)
  • Twice won the annual appellate lawyer excellence award from the Private Defenders Association of California
  • Achieved a Superb Rating by the Avvo lawyers directory
  • Award issued by Martindale-Hubble for Very High rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Named as a Super Lawyer by California Super Lawyers magazine

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2570 N. 1st Street2nd FloorSan Jose, CA 95131

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Offers Free Initial Consultation

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Representative Cases

  • People Ex Rel City of Dana Point v. Holistic Health

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2570 N. 1st Street2nd FloorSan Jose, CA 95131