Allysyn first became interested in family law when she was a high school English teacher. She was moved by the stories and struggles of her students going through tough times at home. She wanted to make a difference on a legal level. When her father passed away at the age of 50, Allysyn had to work closely with his estate planning attorney to settle his estate. This added to her interest in the law and her wanting to help families similarly to how her father's attorney had helped her. While attending Indiana University School of Law, other topics piqued her interest, such as the rights of LGBTQ members, and general litigation issues. She volunteered for the law school's civil clinic representing clients going through divorce, guardianships, and custody issues, volunteered for Indianapolis’s domestic violence prevention program, was Secretary then President of Lambda Legal, and Vice President then President of the Feminist Law Society, advocating through education for advancing the rights of the lgbt community and for gender equality in the Indianapolis community. She also spent her summers studying law in Croatia and China.
After law school, Allysyn moved to California and, under the guidance of several seasoned attorneys, opened her family law practice, where she feels fortunate to have been representing members of her community. For the first seven years of her career, Allysyn also worked with the Sargent Shriver Custody Program, representing clients in their child custody and visitation cases. Allysyn continues to use her love of teaching to help educate her clients about their rights and legal options, and how to use the law, so her clients feel informed as they move through what can be an emotional and confusing time. In this way, her clients see her not only as their legal advocate, but as an educator.
Allysyn has been publically recognized by the BAR Association of San Francisco as going above and beyond for parties who were not expected to win their cases, and has been awarded for being an “outstanding volunteer” for the Justice and Diversity Center.
In her spare time, Allysyn enjoys making jewelry, camping, reading, writing, and exploring the Bay Area with her partner and baby.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Volunteer Attorney of the Month||Bar Association of San Francisco||2013|
|Principal||Allysyn Overton Law||2012 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Bay Area Lawyer Balances the Scales of Justice||2013|
|Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis||J.D.||2009|
|Family Law Issues: Visas for non-citizen fiances; lgbt issues; dissolutions; child support; child visitation||Community Law Day||2013|
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