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I can help you resolve your dispute if it involves real estate, construction or general business issues, whether you need pre-litigation dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration, or to go to trial or through the appeals process. My clients are individuals and small to medium sized businesses to whom I provide superior service and a pragmatic approach. I make myself accessible to my clients and invite them to be as involved as they desire in the process of resolving their disputes


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    29 years
  2. Construction & Development: 15%
    23 years
  3. Commercial: 15%
    23 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    23 years
  5. Residential: 10%
    23 years


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  • Kathryn J. Gutierrez

    Marlis has handled litigation for several of my clients, who have been very happy with her work.


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    Marlis McAllister is well experienced in business litigation and I would recommend her to anyone who needs a litigator.


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Contact info

McAllister Law Group

220 State Street
Suite A
Los Altos, CA, 94022


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Highest HonorsN/A1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateDinkelspiel, Donovan & Reder1989 - 1993
AssociatePillsbury, Madison & Sutro1986 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Altos Rotary ClubDirector2006 - Present
Los Altos Chamber of CommerceDirector2005 - Present
Partners for New GenerationsMember2004 - Present
Los Altos Rotary ClubMember2003 - Present
Los Altos Chamber of CommerceMember2001 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationArbitrator1999 - Present
Women Lawyers Section San Mateo County Bar AssociationChair1996 - 1997
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1986 - 1993
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember1986 - 1993
Publication nameTitleDate
Golden Gate University Law ReviewDigidyne Corporation v. Data General Corporation: Market Power and Software Copyright1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawN/AJD - Highest Honors1986
Occidental CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1980