Alison M. Rowe
Alison a seasoned attorney with substantive experience in multiple practice areas, including equine law, trial, appellate, and corporate & securities law.
Alison has first-chaired several lawsuits in Texas state courts from inception to post-judgment motions. She is experienced in litigating matters such as lien disputes, purchase-sale controversies, and claims arising under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
She is recognized nationally as a top expert in the area of equine law. Alison's equine industry focus involves providing professional assistance and legal representation to individuals, business entities, associations, government agencies and legislative bodies who are involved in the horse industry.
- Lead counsel in wide range of horse industry transactions and disputes, including stallion syndications, purchase & sale deals, secured transactions, possessory lien disputes, sale disputes, and disciplinary matters before the National Cutting Horse Association.
- Lead trial counsel for defendant sellers in DTPA horse sale case. Obtained zero damages jury verdict and an award of attorneys’ fees on frivolous lawsuit counterclaim.
- Prepared appellate briefs, jury charges, and record summaries in appeals.
- Alison has assisted in several appellate matters involving equine law, animal law, and oil & gas before the Supreme Court of Texas and intermediate Texas appellate courts.
- Alison grew up in the Dallas /Fort Worth area of Texas where her Ellis County family has farmed and ranched for five generations. Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Alison was Senior Counsel at Kelly Hart & Hallman, LLP in Fort Worth, Texas where she was a member of the Appellate Practice Group. Alison started her career as a litigation associate at Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C. in Dallas, Texas.
Cactus Well Serv., Inc. v. Energico Prod., Inc., No. 02-13-00186-CV, 2014 WL 6493231 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Nov. 20, 2014), opinion supplemented on denial of reh’g, No. 02-13-00186-CV, 2015 WL 293840 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Jan. 22, 2015, pet. denied)(mem. op.)
Strickland v. Medlen, 397 S.W.3d 184 (Tex. 2013)
Non-FBT Publications and Events
For over a decade, Alison has been a frequent speaker at a variety of conferences around the nation, including:
- The National Conference on Equine Law
- Texas Bar CLE Agricultural Law Course
- American Veterinary Medical Association's Annual Conference
Alison's Equine Law Blog won the ABA Best Law Blog award in 2011.
Alison has also published articles in a number of horse industry publications such as The Texas Thoroughbred, and authored a law review article chosen for publication in the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law.