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Alison Toepp

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 US Commercial Litigation Group. She represents businesses, financial institutions, energy and construction industry clients in state and federal courts throughout the country, both at the trial and appellate level, and in arbitration proceedings.

Alison's experience includes litigation involving contract disputes, business torts, and easement disputes. She defends financial services clients against consumer claims, including claims brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and various state statutes. Her practice also includes representing 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.

Employment History

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

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by her peers and the publishers of Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine as one of Virginia's "Rising Stars" for her Business Litigation practice (2015). Rising Stars names the state's top up-and-coming attorneys.
  • Selected by her peers and the publishers of Virginia Business Magazine as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (2014, Young Lawyers category; 2015, Civil Litigation category)

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association – Richmond Chapter, Recording Secretary (current) and Board Member (2014-15)
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Willow Oaks Country Club, Membership Committee
  • Hospital Hospitality House (HHH) Fundraising Committees – Fancy Hat Party, 2012; Hats of for HHH, 2013