Tel: 949-419-1708


Design Professional Defense
Civil Litigation
Construction Defect Litigation


California Western School of Law, J.D., 1993
University of California, Davis, B.S., International Relations, 1990

Allison Carcelli is a senior associate with DDWK in Irvine. Allison’s current practice focuses on design professional defense, general civil litigation, construction defect litigation and transactional work. Allison’s experience also includes defending large scale residential developers in suits filed by single-family tract homeowners and homeowners associations. Additionally, Allison has assisted in mediation and trial of several trust litigation cases and she has a background in personal injury, criminal defense, and family law.

After managing e-Discovery issues in her cases and developing an interest in the field, Allison passed the ACEDS Certified E-Discovery Specialists examination in June of 2015. She handled all matters involving e-discovery at her previous firm, ranging from the selection and installation of e-discovery software through administration of e-discovery during a 5-month arbitration proceeding in which she concurrently served as second-chair counsel for one of the principal parties.


  • California Western School of Law Juris Doctorate 1993
  • International Legal Studies Program, Cambridge University 1992
  • University of California, Davis
    • Bachelor of Science International Relations 1990


  • All Courts of the State of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Membership and Activities

  • Orange County chapter of Women in eDiscovery
    • Board of Directors
  • Orange County Bar Association
    • Member, Construction Defect Section
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association.
    • Member