Alison Stocking

Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice

Alison Stocking joined BDS in the fall of 2014 as an attorney in the criminal practice. She is proud and excited to work alongside her colleagues at BDS in the fight for our Brooklyn clients.

Alison previously worked in the Office of the Public Defender in Contra Costa County, California. Before her work as a criminal defense attorney, Alison was a civil attorney in New York and California at the law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, where she litigated class action cases on behalf of plaintiffs who were victims of employment discrimination and consumer fraud.

Alison also worked in New York as a law clerk for the Hon. Judge John Gleeson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and as a law clerk for the Hon. Judge Barrington D. Parker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Alison spent a significant portion of her time and energy during law school representing clients adversely affected by the criminal justice system; she was involved in her law school’s criminal defense clinic, capital defense clinic, as well as a clinic that investigated, filed and litigated federal constitutional cases on behalf of prisoners at the federal women’s prison in Danbury, Connecticut.

Before law school, Alison taught first and second grade in a public school the South Bronx. She also lived in Tanzania for one year, where she worked for an organization advancing AIDS education and as an intern for the Rwanda War Crimes Tribunal.

Alison is a 2006 graduate of Yale Law School and a 1999 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is admitted to practice in New York and California.