Alison K. Brown is a commercial litigation attorney in the firm's West Palm Beach office. She has worked on a wide variety of significant litigation, including civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) claims, fraud, shareholder rights lawsuits, investor claims and government investigations.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Brown worked in the public sector as an Assistant Attorney General arguing cases before the Missouri Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Missouri. She also served as a career law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth L. Ryskamp in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

In the community, Ms. Brown serves on the Advisory Board of the World Affairs Council of Palm Beach, an organization that promotes understanding of the world through people-to-people diplomacy, distinguished speakers and educational outreach programs. She also took a one-year sabbatical to volunteer with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri to represent victims of domestic violence in the organization's family law section.


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.
  • Millikin University, B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • Missouri
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • All Federal Courts in Florida
  • All State Courts in Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Palm Beach County Chapter, CLE Committee, Co-Chair
  • World Affairs Council of Palm Beach, Advisory Council
  • World Affairs Council of Palm Beach, Young Professionals, President
  • NEXT Steering Committee, 2011-2016
  • Volunteer Attorney Legal Services, Family Law Section, 2009-2010
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Community Service All-Star, 2019
  • Civil Litigation Award, Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society, 2017
  • Holland & Knight Public and Charitable Service All-Star, 2014, 2017
  • Most Effective Lawyer Finalist, Public Interest, Daily Business Review, 2016
  • Most Effective Lawyer Finalist, Pro Bono, Daily Business Review, 2015
  • Edward Burr Scholar
  • National Association of Women Lawyer's Outstanding Law Student Award
  • Phi Delta Phi

Speaking Engagements