Allison  Skinner
Allison Skinner
Adjunct Professor

Allison Skinner

Allison Skinner is a neutral at Skinner Neutral Services LLC in Birmingham, Alabama, where she provides neutral services for settlement mediations, discovery mediations, arbitrations, and special master appointments nationally, as well as, e-discovery consulting and expert testimony. Skinner Neutral Services also provides private training on ADR and E-Discovery for the state and federal judiciary, practicing attorneys, in-house counsel, organizations and other neutrals. Allison Skinner is the co-founder of the American College of e-Neutrals (ACESIN), which provides the only directory of discovery neutrals in the world. Allison currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law teaching E-discovery and Digital Evidence. Allison is a prolific writer, national speaker and trainer on ADR and e-discovery. She authored the Teacher’s Manual to the E-Discovery and Digital Evidence casebook (WEST, 2010), which is the only casebook currently in use at U.S. law schools. She authored Putting the ‘e’ in Neutral course book (ACESIN 2011). Her most recent scholarly work is Alternative Dispute Resolution Expands Into Pre-Trial Practice: The Role of the e-Neutral, 13 CARDOZO J. CONFLICT RES., 113 (2012). Prior to becoming a full-time neutral, Allison handled complex litigation for domestic and international clients. She received her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Alabama.