Alison Burrison brings a wealth of experience in the area of personal injury litigation, especially paediatric brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and orthopaedic injuries. As a mother of two young boys, she loves working for children and their families, many of which have sustained catastrophic injuries or losses (including the loss of a loved one). Alison understands her clients do not just require financial security; they also need someone who understands what they have gone through. She says her job is most rewarding when she “can help [her] clients stay positive and focus on their future goals and ultimately give them the financial security to reach them". One client says “she is the definition of a professional while allowing herself to be empathetic and dedicated to ensuring her client’s needs are met”.
As a female lawyer, Alison is referred by many lawyers, experts, and professionals in the healthcare industry because of her ability to connect with families and to guide them through the legal process after life-changing injuries. Her compassion and dedication to her cases make her a favourable counterpart to her clients. One healthcare professional says “it is refreshing to associate, collaborate, and work with someone who is open-minded and values the knowledge, skill, and experience of another professional”.
Alison has a Bachelor and Master of Laws from Dalhousie University. She has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario and British Columbia, as well as administrative tribunals on behalf of her clients. She has also represented clients at multiple mediations and pre-trial conferences involving complex matters of liability and damages.
When Alison is not working, she loves travelling with her family, even if it is just for the weekend!