Ms. Christian is an AV-rated shareholder at Christian Dichter & Sluga, P.C., a certified women-owned business in Phoenix, Arizona. Her primary practice areas are insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, but she also handles civil appeals. She was recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2012-2015, and joined the Super Lawyers list in 2016 in the Insurance Coverage category.

Ms. Christian served as President of the Phi Beta Kappa Phoenix Association from 2008-2009, and served on the Board of Directors from 2007-2010. She also served as President of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Young Lawyers’ Division from 2009-2010. She currently serves on the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Board of Directors as the Advocacy Luncheon Co-Chair, and was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2016. She is an active part of the DRI Membership Committee and serves in several leadership roles for the prestigious Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.

In 2012 Ms. Christian co-founded a business development program for women lawyers called “Ladder Down.” The unique year-long program provides women with tangible tools for success through focus on three core concepts: leadership, business development, and mentoring. After operating for four years in Phoenix, Ladder Down partnered with the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel to expand the program’s reach to women lawyers across the country. The FDCC launched Ladder Down San Francisco in 2017 and looks forward to launching Ladder Down Seattle in 2018.

Ms. Christian was recognized by Arizona Business Magazine as one of the 2014 “50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business” in the “Generation Next” category, and was honored by the Phoenix Suns and National Bank of Arizona with the “Amazing Women” award in 2015. Arizona Business Magazine named Ms. Christian one of Arizona’s Top 11 Most Influential Millennials in 2016.

Practice Areas & Expertise

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, Spring 2013
  • 2016 Arizona’s Most Influential Millenials, January 2016
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage, 2016
  • 2015 National Bank of Arizona “Amazing Women” Award
  • 2014 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business, “Generation Next” category July 2014
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star, Insurance Coverage, 2012-2015
  • Arizona “Young Gun” Attorney, Spring 2012
  • “Leading Millennials,” Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Common Defense; May 5, 2017.
  • “Subconscious Gender Bias in Mediation”, speaker for the South Carolina Annual Bar Convention; January 21, 2016.
  • “Small Firm Practice in the 21st Century”, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel; March 2016.
  • “Effective Meeting Management,” Arizona State Bar Annual Convention; June 2016.
  • “DRI: It’s Personal”, Defense Research Institute, For The Defense; November 2015.
  • “5 Tips for Small Firms to Maximize DRI Membership,” Defense Research Institute, DRI Happenings; June 24, 2015.
  • “Partnering With Your SLDO to Make a Positive Difference for Women Lawyers,” Defense Research Institute; May 6, 2015.
  • “Insurance Law Basics for Young Lawyers” panelist for the Arizona State University Alumni Law Group; May 1, 2015.
  • “Business of Law High Tea”, panelist for the Arizona State University Business Law Club; April 23, 2015.
  • Corporate Counsel Roundtable, facilitator; Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel; Corporate Counsel Symposium; September 29, 2014
  • “Maximizing Your Full Potential: Leverage Opportunities, Overcoming Conflicts”; Defense Research Institute 2014 Diversity Seminar; June 12, 2014.“A Little Less Talk and A Lot More Action,” DRI Covered Events: The Newsletter of the Insurance Law Committee; May 1, 2014.
  • Keynote Speaker at the “Spring Training for Lawyers: Winning with Diversity and Inclusion” program; State Bar of Arizona; March 28, 2014.
  • “A Little Less Talk and A Lot More Action,” AADC Common Defense: A Magazine for Arizona Defense Attorneys, Spring 2014.
  • “Women’s Wine & Cheese” featured speaker; Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; Winter Meeting, March 5, 2014.
  •  “Women Advancing in the Law” panelist for Women Law Student Association; Arizona State University College of Law; January 30, 2014.
  • Reservation of Rights Compendium for DRI’s Insurance Law Committee; Arizona Chapter; Defense Research Institute; January 2014.
  • CLM State Claims Resources Guide: Arizona; Claims & Litigation Management Alliance; May 2013.
  • “Ladder Down: Women Lawyers Working Toward Change,” AADC Common Defense: A Magazine For Arizona Defense Attorneys, Spring 2013.
  • “Practical Tips for Business Development,” University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, panelist for LWA luncheon lecture, April 3, 2013.
  • “Ladder Down:  Arizona Women Lawyers Changing The Game,” Ms. JD feature blog article, January 11, 2013
  • “Shareholder’s Class Action Securities Fraud Claims Fail as a Matter of Law,” The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Hot Cases, July 25, 2012.
  • “The Best Laid Plans: A Departure From Flagstaff Affordable Housing and The Expansion of the Economic Loss Rule in Arizona,” AADC Common Defense: A Magazine for Arizona Defense Attorneys, Spring 2012.
  • “Notice, Tender and Reservation of Rights: Crafting Coverage Correspondence and Evaluating Impact of Insurer’s Defense Under Reservation of Rights,” Strafford Publications National Webinar, January 24, 2012.
  • “Recent Arizona Court of Appeals Case Expands Economic Loss Rule”; Defense Research Institute DRI Today Featured Article; September 7, 2011.
  • “The Devil Is In The Details: A Practical Overview of Notice, Tender, and Reservation-of-Rights;” American Bar Association Section of Litigation Insurance Coverage Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, March 5, 2011.
  • “Insurers May Satisfy Duty of Good Faith in Arizona Through Interpleader of Funds in Multiple Claimant Cases,” CDS Insurance Practice Group, August 2010.
  • Co-founder of AADC Ladder Down: Business Development Program for Women Lawyers, November 2012-present
  • National Association of Minority & Women-Owned Law Firms, law firm member, 2015-present
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Executive Committee, 2016-present
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, Advocacy Luncheon Co-Chair, 2011-present
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Division, Board of Directors,2008-2009; President 2009-2010; Past-President/Advisor 2010-2011
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Counsel Connect Committee Vice Chair, 2016-present
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Professional Women’s Forum Co-Chair, 2016-present
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Masters in Marketing Co-Chair, 2017-present
  • Federation of Defense & Corporation Counsel, Visibility Committee, Vice Chair, 2017-present
  • Federation of Defense & Corporation Counsel, Ladder Down Committee Co-Chair, 2017-present
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, FDCC Advance Committee, 2015-2016
  • Defense Research Institute, Membership Committee, December 2014-present
  • Insuralex, law firm member, 2015-present
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Phoenix Association Board of Directors, 2007-2008; President 2008-2009.
  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Alumni, 2007-present
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, Domestic Relations Clinic, volunteer, 2005-2007
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, member, 2007-present
  • American Bar Association, Torts Trial & Insurance Practice Section, member, 2007-present
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association, member, 2007-present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, member, 2008-present
  • Arizona State Bar, Young Lawyers Division, member 2007-present
  • CANTER, Arizona Volunteer
Alison Christian

Alison R. Christian

Shareholder
   Christian, Dichter & Sluga, P.C.
2700 North Central Avenue, Suite 1200
Phoenix, Arizona 85004 (map)
   602.792.1706 Phone
   602.792.1710 Fax
   achristian@cdslawfirm.com
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Education
  • Santa Clara University
    B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 2004
  • University of Arizona
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    J.D., 2007
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Court Admissions
  • Arizona State Court, 2007
  • United States District Court for the
    District of Arizona, 2007
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2008
  • New Mexico State Court 2015
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, 2016

Phoenix, AZ

Christian, Dichter & Sluga P.C.

Central Phoenix Office
2700 North Central Avenue, Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602.792.1700 Office
602.792.1710 Fax

Biltmore Office
2198 East Camelback Road, Suite 320
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602.354.0050 Office
602.354.9000 Fax

Las Vegas, NV

Christian, Kravitz, Dichter & Sluga
8985 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89123
702.362.6666 Office
702.992.1000 Fax