Allison Croft joined Freimund Tardif, PLLC in 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Allison spent the last 11 years in the Torts Division of the Attorney General’s Office primarily defending the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), and then the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), in multimillion-dollar lawsuits alleging sexual abuse, physical abuse, personal injury, and wrongful death.
As a tort litigator for the State, Allison developed skills in all aspects of civil litigation, including discovery and depositions, dispositive motion practice, and mediation. She has tried numerous cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. Allison is an experienced appellate advocate, having recently argued and won before the Washington Supreme Court.
For the last 18 months of her practice with the Torts Division, Allison was the Statewide Coordinator for all DSHS and DCYF tort cases, overseeing the litigation of approximately 100 active lawsuits. She also served as the primary risk management advisor to DSHS and DCYF, which included providing risk management advice to other attorneys, both the Secretaries of DSHS and DCYF, and the Governor on all aspects of the agencies’ practice. Allison also provided risk management training on lessons learned for incoming social workers and supervisors.
Prior to her work in the Torts Division, Allison worked for one year in the Auburn City Attorney’s Office’s civil division. She represented the city in various areas including traffic infractions, civil infractions, and administrative drug forfeiture hearings. Allison also advised the city on a variety of legal issues.
Before going to the City of Auburn, Allison worked for eight years as an Assistant Attorney General in various divisions within the Attorney General’s Office. Her work included representing DSHS primarily in federal court civil rights actions.
In this role, Allison was on the team that represented the Special Commitment Center for Sexually Violent Predators in a decade-long federal injunction suit. She also represented the Department of Corrections in civil rights actions, public record claims, and personal restraint petitions.
While at the Attorney General’s Office, Allison worked on several committees and was a regular presenter at CLEs on litigation and client advice topics.
She attended the University of Washington School of Law, where she served on the Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal and graduated in 2000. Allison is also an alumnus of Pepperdine University, having graduated in 1997 with degrees in Philosophy and Sociology.
At Freimund Tardif, PLLC, Allison continues to focus on defending public entities, such as cities, counties, and school districts in high exposure personal injury employment and civil rights litigation.
- University of Washington School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2000
- Pepperdine University, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, 1997
- State of Washington
- United States District Court, Western District of Washington
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals