Alison Holcomb

Alison Holcomb

Civil Rights Attorney
Seattle, WA




No Misconduct

About Me

Alison Holcomb is the Criminal Justice Director for the ACLU of Washington State. Her work focuses on advancing changes to our criminal laws that recognize that not every social problem can, or should, be treated as a crime, and that funneling people into the criminal justice system actually amplifies social problems and undermines public safety. Before joining the ACLU in 2006, she was a trial...

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Practice Areas

This attorney is not accepting clients. Reason: In-House Counsel 

Payments & Fees

Payment Types

Cash, Check


Pro Bono (100%)

Client Reviews

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She really honest with her profession

Posted by: a Advertising client over 5 years ago.

She is really honest with her profession,very much understanding and knows well in which situation what she has to do.

Brilliant Lawyer

Posted by: a Criminal Defense client almost 8 years ago.

From my first meeting to my last meeting with Alison she was brilliant, dedicated and honest with me. Her knowledge of the criminal justice system...
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Showing 2 of 26 peer endorsements

Sharon Jean Blackford
Sharon Blackford

Seattle, WA

12 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I have been familiar with Alison's work since we were both young lawyers right out of law school. From those early days, Alison always stood above...
Sean P Cecil
Sean Cecil

Raleigh, NC

Over 1 year ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer. Alison is a tireless supporter of justice and individual rights. She did an excellent job in creating a coalition to pass...
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1993 License Status: Active for the state of Washington.
Last updated by Avvo: 03/10/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

Showing 1 of 7 job entries
2008 – present

ACLU of Washington


Showing 1 of 3 degrees

2003 in Trial Practice Institute

National Criminal Defense College


Showing 1 of 6 awards

2008 Pauline Sabin Award

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws


Showing 1 of 20 association entries

2009- present Member

Seattle City Council Jail Capacity Study Advisory Group

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Showing 2 of 4 publications

2009 Moving Beyond Zero Tolerance

King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin

2007 Senate Bill 6032: Changes in Store for Washington's Medical Marijuana Law

Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Defense Magazine

Speaking Engagements

Showing 2 of 24 occasions

2010 Less Crime, Less Punishment

at Seattle Town Square: Panel with UCLA Prof. Mark Kleiman

2010 Marijuana Policy

at Seattle Speaks: Marijuana Policy

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