Alyson Terrell

Associate

Aly is a litigator with a successful track record of representing clients in matters involving employment, business, real estate, and immigration law. Her experience includes regularly representing financial institutions in employment cases before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), defending companies in discrimination and wrongful termination cases filed in the American Arbitration Association and in state and federal courts, and counseling employers on policies and procedures to help them avoid litigation. She also handles litigation involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets, and she represents clients in employment-based immigration matters.

Aly’s litigation practice includes representing insurance companies and ERISA-qualified health plans in subrogation and reimbursement actions. She also frequently represents commercial landlords in eviction proceedings and contract disputes, and she has experience defending manufacturers and distributors of consumer products and medical devices. Prior to joining Ulmer, Aly was an Assistant Attorney General with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office where she represented the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and prosecuted numerous employment and housing discrimination cases in administrative, common pleas, and appellate court proceedings throughout Ohio.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • The Ohio State University

    (B.A., summa cum laude, 1996)

  • Capital University Law School

    (J.D., summa cum laude, 2007)
    Executive Articles Editor, Capital University Law Review

Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Experience

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Defends financial institutions throughout the country in employment cases filed in FINRA.
  • Defends employers in employment discrimination and wrongful termination litigation filed in the American Arbitration Association and in state and federal courts.
  • Represents companies in non-competition/non-solicitation and trade secret litigation.
  • Handles employee retaliation complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
  • Provides advice and counsel regarding employment and housing discrimination issues.
  • Routinely represents health insurance companies and ERISA-qualified benefit plans in subrogation and reimbursement matters.
  • Handles commercial landlord-tenant litigation and regularly provides advice and counsel to commercial landlords regarding service contracts.
  • Represents companies in breach of contract actions.
  • Defends manufacturers and distributors of consumer products and medical devices.
  • Represents financial institutions in consumer lending litigation.
  • Represents clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Second chair experience in immigration removal proceedings.
  • Previously worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, representing the Ohio Civil Rights Commission in administrative, common pleas, and appellate court proceedings.

Publications & Presentations

Presentations

  • “Applying Hearsay Exceptions and Overcoming Relevancy Issues” and “Laying a Foundation: Real-World Scripts,” National Business Institute Seminar (August 2018)
  • “How Many Lawyers Does it Take to Deliver Access to Justice?” Nationwide CLE Series, The Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (September 2017)
  • “Social Media: Hiring, Firing, and Drafting Policies,” New Albany Chamber of Commerce meeting (December 2013)

Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Leadership Columbus (Class of 2015)
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (Mock Interview Program)
  • The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (Mock Trial Judge; past Legal Advisor to Wedgewood Middle School and Woodward Park Middle School; past Youth for Justice Summit Judge)
  • Clintonville Area Commission Elections Committee (2012-2016)

FIRM INVOLVEMENT 

  • Associate Liaison Committee

Honors

HONORS

  • Named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Litigation – Labor and Employment; Commercial Litigation (2021; 2022)
  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2014-2017)