Alison M. Ballard, Litigation Attorney

Alison M. Ballard

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Ms. Ballard is a partner in Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Employment and Labor Relations Departments. Ms. Ballard represents corporations, executives and individuals across a diverse range of industries in all types of commercial disputes and litigation, including contractual disputes and business tort claims such as fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duties, and professional liability. Ms. Ballard also represents clients in employment-related disputes, including in the resolution of trade secrets claims and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. She defends clients against employment-related tort and contract claims in federal and state courts, as well as in administrative actions before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Ballard is particularly experienced in coordinating collection of electronically stored information and managing large-scale electronic discovery.

Ms. Ballard has been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for the past five years.

Ms. Ballard is Past President of the Executive Committee of Georgia Appleseed's Young Professionals Council and previously served on Georgia Appleseed's board of directors. She co-founded the Student Tribunal Project, which trains attorneys to pro bono represent Georgia foster children in school disciplinary hearings. She previously co-chaired the Labor & Employment Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division. 

Ms. Ballard graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she was the recipient of the Bryant T. Castellow Scholarship. She earned her BA in business administration, cum laude, from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. 


State Bar of Georgia, E-Discovery & the Use of Technology Section

The Sedona Conference, Working Group 1:  Electronic Document Retention and Production, Member

International Association of Privacy Professionals

State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Labor & Employment Committee, Co-Chair, 2013-2015

Community Involvement

Georgia Appleseed, Executive Committee of the YPC, Secretary, 2015-2016; President, 2016-2017

Art Institute of Atlanta, Board of Trustees

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Volunteer

The Lola, Founding Member

Practice Highlights



Speaking Engagements



The University of Georgia School of Law, JD, 2009

Bryant T. Castellow Scholarship, 2009

The University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, BA, cum laude, 2006

Bar Admissions


Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

Georgia State Courts

Georgia Superior Courts

Court of Appeals of Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia


The Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch, 2021

Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2014-2021

Recipient, Georgia Appleseed "Good Apple Award," 2016