Allyson Torres Beckman has joined labor and employment litigation firm Pham Harrison LLP as Of Counsel.
Beckman has represented and provided counsel to managerial clients on complex employment issues, including litigation avoidance and compliance issues with federal and state employment laws – discrimination, harassment and retaliation; leaves of absence; wage and hour; discipline and involuntary termination; and contract disputes.
She also has advised and assisted clients with drafting effective employment policies and handbooks, and has provided training to attorneys, human resource managers, business executives and paralegals.
Beckman earned her J.D. in 2000 from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, now Texas A&M University School of Law. While attending Texas Wesleyan, she was a judicial intern for former U.S. Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales when he was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.
She is a former member of the American Inns of Court, Eldon B. Mahon Chapter. Beckman graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree.
She is licensed to practice law in Texas, Tennessee, and South Carolina, and before the United States Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, and the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.
In the community, Beckman has been a supporter of PTA, literacy and ESL opportunities. From 2011-2018, she was a licensed private investigator.