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Allison J. Fernandez

Senior Attorney

Phone: 510-343-3511

Fax: 713-337-8850

Email: allison.fernandez@mhllp.com

Office Location: Northern California

Allison J. Fernandez is a Senior Attorney in the firm’s Oakland office. Allison has experience representing corporate clients, government entities, and individuals engaged in a wide variety of general civil and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts. Allison’s practice focuses primarily on commercial and insurance litigation.

Allison also has extensive experience representing retailers, debt collectors, and other businesses in consumer class action litigation, including claims arising under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), California’s Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (RFDCPA), and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Prior to joining McDowell Hetherington, Allison was a partner with a large national law firm, where she represented clients in state and federal courts in complex commercial litigation, consumer protection and class action defense, data privacy, employment, and intellectual property matters.

Outside the office, Allison enjoys hiking, swimming, and exploring the East Bay with her husband and young daughter.


  • California


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • San Diego State University, B.A., Psychology, 2004