Allison M. Hester

Allison is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Intellectual Property groups, focusing her practice on appellate advocacy, intellectual property law, and civil litigation.

Allison has drafted appeals and briefs for clients in multiple appellate courts in the state and federal system, including the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, as well as submitting an amicus brief to the United State Supreme Court. In her appellate practice, Allison draws on her work experiences within appellate courts. She spent two years clerking for Chief Judge Steven Bernard of the Colorado Court of Appeals, working directly with Judge Bernard on the drafting of appellate opinions. In addition, Allison interned at the Colorado Supreme Court for then-Justice Allison Eid (now Judge Eid of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit).

Allison’s intellectual property practice focuses on trademark administration and litigation, protecting and prosecuting the intellectual property rights of clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and well as in civil litigation in the court system.

Allison also represents clients in civil litigation, focusing on complex motions within civil cases in trial courts and arbitrations. Allison supplements her experience representing clients with knowledge of the workings of trial courts in Colorado through her prior externship with Judge David Goldberg of the District Court for the City and County of Denver.

Allison is a native of Boulder, Colorado. In her spare time, Allison enjoys reading novels, hiking 14ers, and alpine skiing.


  • J.D., Order of the Coif, University of Colorado
  • B.A., High Honors-History, Colgate University

Areas Of Practice

Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.

Create. Protect. Thrive.

Your Technology and Intellectual Property Assets Are The Lifeblood Of Your Business: We Partner With You To Protect Your Critical IP —and To Identify and Implement IP Strategies To Help You Thrive.


  • Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch®, Appellate Practice, 2023 – 2024
  • Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch®, Commercial Litigation, 2022 – 2024
  • Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star, General Litigation, 2024

Articles and Presentations

  • Author, “You Ken Be Anything, Except Barbie,” Managing IPOctober 2023
  • Author, “Queer Inclusivity in the Legal Field,” Firm Blog, June 2022
  • Co-Author, “Silver Linings Provide Optimistic Future for Litigation Post-Pandemic,” ColoradoBiz,September 2021
  • Co-Author, “Moye White Attorneys Assist in Supreme Court Case,” Firm Blog, July 2020
  • Author, Maxwell, Lewis v. Clarke, and the Trail Around Tribal Sovereign Immunity 88 COLO. L. REV. Vol. 3, 2017


  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court – District of Colorado
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals