Allison Kirkwood Simpson

Primary Practices

  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Media Law
  • Defamation & Invasion of Privacy

Education

  • JD, University of Florida, 2010, cum laude             
  • BA, Stanford University, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Middle District of Florida

Recognitions

Allison is an associate in Tampa who focuses on civil litigation, appellate law, and media law. Prior to joining the firm, Allison developed broad experience in complex litigation in state and federal court concerning business and contractual disputes, non-competition agreements and other employment-related matters, professional liability, fraud and financial fraud, real property litigation, as well as probate and trust litigation. She also has extensive appellate experience in both state and federal court. Immediately prior to joining the firm, Allison served as a federal judicial law clerk in the Middle District of Florida for two years where she gained valuable research, writing, and case analysis skills concerning all aspects of civil and criminal proceedings. Allison joined TLo in 2016 where she continues to focus on civil and commercial litigation and appellate law, but has also expanded her practice to include representing media clients and handling claims concerning defamation, the First Amendment, and invasion of privacy.

In law school, Allison was a member of the University of Florida Levin College of Law Trial Team. She graduated from Stanford University where she was also a member of the Women’s Varsity Swim Team. Allison, who is from Tampa, is an active member of the Junior League of Tampa.

  • Co-author, Seeing Stars: Courts and Congress Consider Whether to Knock Out Online Ratings to Defamation Claims, Communications Lawyer, American Bar Association, Vol. 32, No. 3 (Fall 2016).
  • Co-author, Estate Planning: Death Soon After Divorce, The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 89, No. 1 (Jan. 2015).
  • Co-author, Nature of the Beast: Recurrent Ethical Issues Confronting Attorneys Attempting to Settle Florida Class Actions, The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 86, No. 2 (Feb. 2012).
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