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Alison Wickizer Toepp



  • William & Mary School of Law, 2007, J.D., Graduate Research Fellow; 2005 Summer Law Program (Madrid, Spain)
  • University of Tennessee, 2004, B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Western District of Virginia

Alison is based in Reed Smith's Richmond office and is a member of the Commercial Litigation Group. She represents businesses, financial institutions and construction industry clients in state and federal courts throughout Virginia, both at the trial and appellate level, and around the United States with the assistance of local counsel.

Alison's experience includes litigation involving business contract disputes, business torts, and easement disputes for utilities. She represents institutional clients in financial services litigation and defends against consumer claims, including claims brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act. Her practice also includes the representation of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.

In addition, Alison commits a portion of her practice to the representation of pro bono clients in court proceedings of all levels, including in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Employment History

  • 2007 - Reed Smith
  • 2006 - Reed Smith, Summer Associate
  • 2004 - Tennessee Legislature Internship Program, Intern to Speaker of the House

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association – Richmond Chapter
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Hospital Hospitality House, Young Philanthropy Group Planning Committee
  • Willow Oaks Country Club, Membership Committee