Born and raised in So. Cal., Alyson Claire Decker graduated from the University of Southern California Law School in 2007 and began her legal career at Orrick, the Am Law 100 firm.  After she left "Big Law", Alyson worked at several nationally renowned boutique law firms before moving in-house to become the Vice President of Legal Affairs for a group of privately held companies with an annual revenue of over 100 million dollars.  

In 2021, Alyson founded Alyson Claire Law.

Alyson is an experienced general counsel, mediator, litigator, space attorney, board member, c-suite executive, luminary, consultant, and an employment law guru.

In addition to practicing law, Alyson taught "Professional Responsibility" and "Legal Analysis and Writing II" as an adjunct professor at the University of La Verne College of Law and she also taught "Evidence", "Lawyering Skills: Litigation 1", and "Research & Advocacy" at the Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law for both their Hybrid Juris Doctor and Masters in Legal Studies Programs.  She has been published numerous times and regularly speaks at international conferences and for different organizations.

Alyson is admitted to the State of California, the Central and Northern Districts of California, and the Ninth Circuit.



• “Private Entities as Actors in Regional Space Governance Organizations”, ASCEND 2023, Las Vegas, Nevada, 23-25 October 2023 (Aerospace Research Central), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Oct. 2023.

• “Space and Gender Equality – A response to Take Up Space”, Jus Ad Astra Blog, April 2023.

• “Preserving Unspoiled Space for Future Generations”, 73rd International Astronautical Congress, Paris, France, 18-22 September 2022 (International Astronautical Federation), Sept. 2022.

• “Working in Space: The Final Frontier of Remote Work”, Northern Illinois University Law Review, Volume 42, Issue 3, p. 330-344, Summer 2022.

• “2022 Update of California Trial Practice: Civil Procedure During Trial”, (Chapter 1: Handling Trials Efficiently; Chapter 13: Trial Exhibits), CEB, April 2022.

• “Mediating Age Discrimination Disputes”, American Bar Association Just Resolutions Newsletter, March 2022.

• “The Waning Crescent of Jurisdiction on the Moon”, 5th Global Moon Village Association Workshop & Symposium, Dec. 6, 2021.

• “Overcoming Implicit Bias in the Workplace”, AboveBoard Blog, October 29, 2021.

• “Down to Earth – Labor Issues and Human Rights in Outer Space”, Jus Ad Astra Blog, July 22, 2021.

• “Recognizing and avoiding implicit bias: How to make an impact on the future of legal leadership.”, American Bar Association Student Lawyer Blog, June 9, 2021.

• “Strategic Considerations in Filing Motions for Summary Judgment and Summary Adjudication”, CEB, March 2020.

• “Looking at the Supreme Court’s Growing Partisan Divide Through Elite-Colored Glasses”, Book Review for the Los Angeles Review of Books, July 11, 2019.

• “Providing Group Justice - ROUNDTABLE: Class Action Lawsuits”, Valley Lawyer, p. 28-31, Oct. 2018.

• “Effective Brief Writing”, Valley Lawyer, p. 10-18, July 2018.

• “Barbie, Bratz, and a Pulp Fiction Take on the Litigation That Consumed Them Both”, Book Review for the Los Angeles Review of Books, January 23, 2018.

• “A “Christian Nation” with an Enlightenment Constitution”, Book Review for the Los Angeles Review of Books, June 10, 2017.

• “Find Local Counsel That Fits”, Daily Journal (Los Angeles), July 24, 2013.

• “Malpractice to “lose” punitive damages?”, Daily Journal (Los Angeles), April 4, 2013.

• “Malpractice Claims Linger After Class-Action Settlement”, Daily Journal (Los Angeles), Dec. 10, 2012.

• “Is the State Litigation Privilege No More?”, Daily Journal (Los Angeles), June 16, 2011.

• “Save the Whales- Save the Whalers- Wait, Just Save the International Whaling Commission: A Fresh Look at the Controversy Surrounding Cultural Claims to Whale”, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Volume 16, Issue 1, p. 253-282, Fall 2006.