Alison Turnbull is a native of Eastern Washington and a graduate of Gonzaga Law School.  After graduating from law school, she moved to Portland, Oregon where she began her career practicing regulatory securities law.  Prior to joining Kirkpatrick & Startzel, Alison spent five and half years in a boutique insurance defense firm in Portland, Oregon, litigating primarily personal injury claims.  She has litigated numerous cases through decision in front of arbitrators and took several cases to trial, with each resulting in defense verdicts.


  • University of Puget Sound, 2006
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Oregon U.S. District Court

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Personal Interests

After starting a family with her husband, who is a Spokane native, they decided to return to be closer to family. They are excited to be back in the Inland Northwest. In her free time, Alison enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and running.