Allison Formoso

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Biography

Allison brings over a decade of legal experience to Rojas & Nickelson, having initially embarked on a distinguished career as a paralegal before transitioning seamlessly to the role of an attorney. Graduating as valedictorian of her class, Allison consistently demonstrates a dedication to excellence and a profound understanding of the law.

While her journey into family law may be recent, Allison approaches each case with a wealth of legal knowledge honed over years of practical experience. Her prior history of working closely with survivors of domestic violence reflects a deep commitment to advocating for the vulnerable and ensuring equitable outcomes in challenging circumstances.

Recognized for her exceptional advocacy skills, Allison has received numerous accolades, including prestigious Moot Court awards, further underscoring her proficiency in legal argumentation and litigation strategy.

Driven by a passion for justice and a desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of her clients, Allison is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal representation in all matters of family law. With a track record of success and a commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards, Allison is poised to deliver unparalleled legal counsel and advocacy to clients of Rojas & Nickelson.

When not immersed in the intricacies of the law, you'll find her relishing the simple joys of life, whether it's cuddling up with her husband and cherished dogs, exploring California’s best wines, or delving into the pages of a captivating book.

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2024

Professional Associations

  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 2023
    • Honors: Concentration: Trial and Appellate Advocacy
    • Honors: Moot Court Honors Board Member and Vice President
    • Honors: Judicial Extern for the El Dorado County Family Law Department
    • Honors: Valedictorian
    • Honors: With Great Distinction
    • Honors: The Order of the Coif
    • Honors: The Order of Barristers
    • Honors: Dean’s Honor’s List
    • Honors: Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
    • Honors: CALI Excellence Awards: Family Law; Community Property; California Civil Pretrial Litigation; Business Associations; Property; Implicit Bias and the Law; Prisoner Civil Rights Mediation Clinic
    • Honors: Witkin Award: Global Lawyering Skills I
    • Honors: Best Preliminary Round Oral Advocate, Semifinalist, and Second-Best Petitioner’s Brief at the 47th Annual Robert F. Wagner National Employment Law Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Second-Best Oralist and Octo Finalist at the 22nd Annual Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Quarter Finalist at the 74th Annual National Moot Court Regional Competition
    • Honors: Diana P. Scott Top Oral Advocate Award; Competitor in McGeorge School of Law’s 48th Annual Final Four Top Oral Advocate Competition
  • University of Illinois Chicago
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2013
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean’s Honor’s List
    • Major: Criminology, Law and Justice
    • Minor: Psychology
  • American River College
    • A.A., Associate of Arts - 2016
    • Major: Legal Assisting
  • American River College
    • Certificate of Achievement - 2019
    • Major: Taxation