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Allison B. Waters

Biography

A seventh generation Texan who traces her ancestry to the Republic of Texas, Allison is now proud to call herself a Kansan. She has practiced complex class action and commercial litigation for more than 25 years, with extensive trial experience in state and federal courts in Texas and Oklahoma and before arbitration tribunals. Her practice is focused on oil and gas royalty disputes and complex class actions. She is published in the South Texas Law Review and, while in law school, served as Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the STCL Law Review. Allison also has a passion for representation of children, providing pro bono assistance and advocacy on behalf of special needs families. She volunteers her time extensively in support of local non-profit organizations focused on child advocacy.

Admission & Qualifications
  • Texas (1996)

  • Oklahoma (2006)

  • Kansas (2019)

  • Southern District of Texas

  • Western District of Texas

  • Western District of Oklahoma

  • Northern District of Oklahoma

  • District of Kansas

Selected Cases
  • McGuire v. Dendreon Corp., 688 F.Supp.2d 1239 (W.D. Wash., 2009)
  • Gandhi v. Dell, Inc., 2009 WL 3427218 (W.D. Tex., 2009).
  • Davis v. Dell, Inc., 2008 WL 11338158 (W.D. Okla., 2008)
  • Scott Bader, Inc. v. Sandstone Products, Inc., 248 S.W.2d 802 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2008, pet. denied) (abrogated by Nath v. Texas Children’s Hospital, 576 S.W.3d 707 (Tex. 2019)
  • Banco Lavra v. Comerica Bank, 2005 WL 5984662 (E.D. Mich., 2005)
  • Am. Heritage, Inc. v. Nev. Gold & Casino, Inc., 259 S.W.3d 816 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2008, no pet.)
Publications
Community Involvement
  • The Children’s Place – Kansas City: Angel’s Board (Past President 2020-21; Gala Committee 2022-23);
  • Chi Omega Alumnae Association of Greater Kansas City (Lifetime Achievement Award 2022; Past President 2017-19);
  • Fellow – Houston Bar Foundation
  • The Children’s Fund – Houston, Texas (Alumni member, with spouse Mike Waters)
  • Junior League of Houston, Texas