Overview

Allison J. Luzwick is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Richmond and Chicago offices and a member of the firm's Transportation & Infrastructure Industry Sector Group. Ms. Luzwick represents clients in a broad range of international and domestic litigation, regulatory compliance and internal investigations in the areas of complex commercial, maritime and aviation disputes for corporations and government entities.  

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Luzwick served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for 14 years, seven as an attorney with the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. As a JAG, Ms. Luzwick gained extensive trial experience, representing the federal government in jury trials, bench trials, and preliminary and administrative hearings. She also advised senior U.S. Department of Defense officials on litigation strategy, complex government investigations and regulatory compliance. Most recently, she was the senior attorney for one of the U.S. Navy's 11 aircraft carriers, working extensively with public and private shipyards, the inspector general and federal investigatory agencies.

Before joining the JAG Corps, Ms. Luzwick served as a shipboard officer on various surface vessels, earning advanced qualifications in maritime operations, navigation and engineering systems. 

While in law school, Ms. Luzwick coached the national moot court team and served as an executive board member for the Veterans Law Association and International Law Society. In addition, she assisted legal aid attorneys in providing services to Chicago's underserved communities.

Ms. Luzwick is committed to serving veterans and their families. She dedicates a portion of her practice to the representation of pro bono clients in court proceedings at all levels. In 2022, she received the Defense Department's Outstanding Volunteer Services Medal in connection with her work nationally with veteran nonprofits.

Not yet admitted to Virginia Bar; admitted to District of Columbia Bar and Illinois Bar only and practicing under supervision of lawyers licensed to practice in Virginia.

Credentials

Education
  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., Political Science and International Affairs
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
Memberships
  • Legal Services Corporation, Emerging Leaders Council, 2023-Present
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee, 2023-Present
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Commercial and Business Litigation Committee, 2022-Present
  • Military Officers Association of America, Judge Advocate and Virginia Peninsula Chapters, 2022-Present
Honors & Awards
  • Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, U.S. Navy, 2022
  • Charles and Ruth Pollard Scholar, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2015-2017
  • Dean's List, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2014-2017

Publications