Allison O. Skinner


Attorneys Fees
Information Technology
Mass Tort
Multi District Litigation
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Real Estate

Skinner Neutral Services provides neutrals for settlement mediations, discovery mediations, arbitrations, and special master appointments nationally. Skinner Neutral Services also provides private training on ADR and E-Discovery for the state and federal judiciary, practicing attorneys, in-house counsel, organizations and other neutrals. Allison Skinner is the co-founder of the American College of e-Neutrals (ACESIN), which provides the only directory of discovery neutrals in the world. Allison Skinner was selected by peer review as “Top Attorney” in Birmingham in the mediation category. Allison currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama School of Law teaching E-discovery and Digital Evidence. She has also taught the course on Alabama Practice & Procedure. She was the 2011 Visiting Professor of Law at the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law where she taught Evidence and E-Discovery. Allison is a prolific writer, national speaker and trainer on ADR and e-discovery. She authored the Teacher’s Manual to the E-Discovery and Digital Evidence casebook (WEST, 2010), which is the only casebook currently in use at U.S. law schools. She authored Putting the ‘e’ in Neutral course book (ACESIN 2011). Her most recent scholarly work is Alternative Dispute Resolution Expands Into Pre-Trial Practice: The Role of the e-Neutral, 13 Cardozo J. Conflict Res., 113 (2012). Allison has been registered on the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution Roster since 2002. Allison is one of three lawyers in Alabama selected to be a Fellow of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters. Prior to becoming a full-time neutral, Allison handled complex litigation for domestic and international clients. She received her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Alabama.

Case List

  • Nash v. Segars, 682 So. 2d 1364 (Ala. Civ. App. 1996)
  • Ex Parte Warwick Development Co., 681 So. 2d 569 (Ala. 1996)
  • R.B.Z. v. Warwick Development Co., 681 So. 2d 566 (Ala. Civ. App. 1996)
  • R.B.Z. v. Warwick Development Co., 725 So. 2d 261 (Ala. 1998)
  • Judson v. Nissan Motor Co. 52 F. Supp. 2d 1352 (M.D. Ala. 1999)


  • 1991 University of Alabama: B.A., International Relations, cum laude
  • 1994 University of Alabama: J.D.