Giving back has always been important to Allison Hatfield. In law school, she helped facilitate a mentoring program for incoming students, participated in food drives that raised over $25,000 for the Houston Food Bank, and assisted hundreds of low-income individuals and families through her work with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence. Her contributions earned her the Vinson & Elkins Public Service Award in 2017.
Her passion for service spills into her professional work defending Defense Base Act, War Hazards Compensation Act, and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims. She thrives on securing wins for her clients, typically significant and influential defense contractors and their authorized insurance companies.
She has a thorough understanding of the claims process, and while each case brings unique challenges, her years of experience have taught her how to confidently navigate wherever a case might take her. The quality of her work has produced an enviable track record — 97% of the funds requested in her cases have been approved.
In addition to legal skill, she applies an extraordinarily high degree of assiduousness — a trait she honed as a baton twirler from age 3 through college and as a member of Team USA, a group of elite athletes that represented the United States at the International Cup in Ireland and Australia.