Alison H. SausamanShareholder

Address

200 West Forsyth Street
Suite 600
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone

904.328.6460
904.860.6680 (cell)
904.328.6473 (fax)

Professional Profile

Alison H. Sausaman is a shareholder in Carr Allison’s Jacksonville (FL) office where she practices in the areas of premises liability, retail and hospitality, transportation, government torts and public liability and labor and employment.  Alison is admitted to practice in Florida and before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

Alison received her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University, graduating with honors and earned her Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law.  While in law school she served as general counsel of the Florida State University Supreme Court, the business relations editor of the Florida State University Business Review, a student member of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court and a Senior Member of the Florida State University Law Review.  Alison’s first article titled, “Saved by the Bell? Is Online, Off-Campus Student Speech Protected by the First Amendment?” was published in the Fall 2013 edition of Florida State University Law Review.

Alison is a member of the Florida Bar, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA) and the Jacksonville Bar Association.  She currently serves as chair of FDLA’s Governmental Law Committee.  In 2016, Alison received the Florida Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Michael K. Reese Quality of Life Award.  The Award is bestowed upon the person and/or entity that, through humanitarian respect, advances balance and fulfillment in lawyers’ lives by redefining current work habits and schedules to provide more flexibility and a more meaningful existence, which Alison accomplished by founding the Health and Wellness Committee, which began a “yoga on the courthouse lawn” and “walk and talk” series. Alison has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch© since 2022 and Florida Super Lawyers® Rising Stars since 2018.

Alison and her husband, Kent, reside in her hometown of Jacksonville (FL).  Outside of work, she serves on the Board of Directors of Angels for Allison, a Jacksonville based non-profit which helps families cope with the loss of a child.

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Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

Florida

United States District Courts, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

Education

BS, Florida State University

JD, Florida State University College of Law

Affiliations

Jacksonville Bar Association

Florida Defense Lawyers Association; Chair, Governmental Law Committee

Florida Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2018-2023

The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch©, 2022-2024

News Updates About Alison H. Sausaman

7 Carr Allison Attorneys Named to 2023 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars

Carr Allison is proud to announce that seven attorneys have been named to the 2023 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list. Attorneys are selected as Rising Stars by a rigorous process of peer nominations, peer evaluations and third party research.  Eligibility for Rising Stars is subject to those 40 years old […]

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Sausaman Wins Motion to Dismiss

Carr Allison shareholder Alison H. Sausaman of the Jacksonville (FL) office won a motion to dismiss filed on behalf of a large transportation employer. After three rounds of moving to dismiss the complaint, the federal court dismissed all six counts with prejudice. Great Results!

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Sausaman and Flynn Obtain Dismissal

Carr Allison attorneys Alison Sausaman and Galen Flynn of our Jacksonville (FL) office won a motion to dismiss in an employment case in federal court. After three rounds of moving to dismiss the complaint, the court dismissed the case in its entirety with prejudice. Congratulations!

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3 Carr Allison Jacksonville Attorneys Named To The Best Lawyers in America: Ones To Watch®

Carr Allison is proud to announce that 3 attorneys from our Jacksonville (FL) office have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch® 2024. They are recognized for excellence in their respective practice areas. Congratulations!   Below is a list of the Jacksonville attorneys included. C.H. Houston III […]

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Sausaman and Thornton Published in USLAW Magazine

Carr Allison attorneys Alison Sausaman and Tommy Thornton have recently been published in the 2023 Spring Issue of USLAW Magazine. Their article “Defense Weapons in a Nuclear World” discusses potential strategies to use when defending against “nuclear” verdicts and settlements. To read the full article, click here!

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Sausaman and Vickers Obtain Summary Judgement

Carr Allison shareholders Alison Sausaman and Heath Vickers won final summary judgment on all claims brought against a municipal client in a disability discrimination case. Plaintiff alleged claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act. The case was dismissed in its entirety by the federal court. Great Results!

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Sausaman and Vickers Obtain Summary Judgment

Carr Allison shareholders Alison H. Sausaman and Heath L. Vickers of our Jacksonville (FL) office obtained final summary judgment entirely dismissing a premises liability case against a municipal client. The defense counsel argued that the defendant had not breached any duty owed to plaintiff and that the alleged dangerous condition […]

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Houston and Sausaman Published in FDLA’s Trial Advocate Magazine

Carr Allison’s Hal Houston and Alison Sausaman of our Jacksonville (FL) office had an article published in The Florida Defense Lawyers Association’s Trial Advocate magazine. Their article “UM Subrogation and Self Insured Governmental Entities in Florida” discusses the lack of clear guidance from the Florida courts when it comes to […]

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Carr Allison Announces New Shareholders

Carr Allison is pleased to announce that Caylan Holland (Birmingham, AL) Meggie Krombach (Birmingham, AL) and Alison Sausaman (Jacksonville, FL) have been named as Shareholders.   Caylan Holland is resident in the firm’s Birmingham (AL) office.  Her practice involves assisting clients with the federal Medicare Secondary Payer Act. Meggie Krombach […]

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Defense Win for Sausaman and Vickers in Jacksonville

Shareholder Heath Vickers and Counsel Alison Sausaman, of Carr Allison’s Jacksonville (FL) office, prevailed on dispositive motions in a Section 1983 case alleging that an officer performed an unreasonable search and used excessive force during the course of an arrest. The court granted their motion to dismiss all claims against […]

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Oliver and Sausaman Published in USLAW Magazine Spring Issue

USLAW NETWORK, Inc., published an article by Carr Allison attorney’s Tom Oliver and Alison Sausaman in its Spring 2020 issue.  Their article “ADA Website Compliance: Continued Uncertainty for Business” examines the evolving landscape of ADA website accessibility lawsuits across the country and encourages businesses to proactively take measures to ensure […]

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Carr Allison Announces New Shareholder and Counsel

Daniel B. Harris (Birmingham, AL) has been named a Shareholder at Carr Allison.  Daniel’s practice focuses on labor and employment litigation where he defends employers in matters of discrimination and sexual harassment allegations, employee benefit issues, employment tort and contract claims, OSHA investigations and contests and wage and hour issues. […]

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New DOL Overtime Rule in Effect Jan 1, 2020

As expected, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule on September 24, 2019 regarding salaried employees and overtime pay.  Effective January 1, 2020, employees who make less than $35,568 per year are eligible for overtime pay. Under the new rule, to be exempt from overtime pay […]

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Carr Allison Attorneys Named Rising Stars in Florida

Carr Allison is proud to announce that Shareholder Heath L. Vickers and Associate Alison H. Sausaman of our Jacksonville (FL) office, have been selected as 2019 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars.  Heath has achieved this honor in each of the past six years.  His diverse practice include defending matters involving trucking and […]

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Sausaman to Serve on FDLA Committee

Alison H. Sausaman, an associate at Carr Allison (Jacksonville, FL), has been selected to serve as the chair of the Governmental Law Committee of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA).  Alison practices in the areas of premises liability, government torts and public liability, retail and hospitality, transportation and labor and […]

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Sausaman and Vickers Named 2018 Florida Rising Stars

Carr Allison is proud to announce that Alison H. Sausaman and Heath L. Vickers of  our Jacksonville (FL) office, have been selected to the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.  Heath has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers in each of the past five years.  This is Alison’s first […]

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We’re On the Move in Jacksonville!

Carr Allison is excited to announce the relocation and expansion of its Jacksonville office to The Greenleaf and Crosby Building 208 North Laura Street, Suite 1100 Jacksonville, FL 32202 Office: 904.328.6456       Fax: 904.328.6473

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Carr Allison Welcomes Alison Sausaman

Carr Allison is pleased to announce the addition of Associate Alison H. Sausaman to the firm’s Jacksonville, Florida office.  Alison’s litigation practice will focus on the areas of government torts and public liability, construction, transportation and premises liability. Alison received her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University, graduating with […]

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