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Alison L. Tomasco

Alison L. Tomasco

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Alison L. Tomasco is a Member of Cerasia Law LLC. She is an important part of the Firm’s team-based approach to providing quality client service and obtaining results.

Alison has over 17 years of experience representing clients in employment, wage and hour and restrictive covenant matters in the financial services, insurance, media, advertising, transportation, healthcare, higher education, pharmaceutical and retail industries.  Prior to joining Cerasia Law (and its predecessor) in 2014, Alison practiced employment law at two nationally-known law firms.  

Alison, who has first-hand jury trial experience, regularly litigates discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination suits in state and federal courts and claims before administrative agencies.

Alison also regularly counsels clients on a variety of matters, including employee discipline and termination, internal investigations, employment and separation agreements, and policy and handbook reviews.  Clients consistently praise Alison for her practical advice and patience in navigating complex situations. 

Going back to 2010, Alison has been recognized by clients and peers as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in the employment law field, which is an honor bestowed on less than 2.5% of lawyers.

She graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School in 2006, where she was an editor of the Boston College Third World Law Journal and published her Note, “Country Club Discrimination After Commonwealth v. Pendennis.”  She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2002, with a B.A. in English.

Alison is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as in various federal district courts within those states and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  

Representative Cases

  • Dr. Carmody v. New York Univ., et al., U.S.D.C., S.D.N.Y. (2024) (obtained complete defense verdict after 11-day jury trial involving claims of gender discrimination and retaliation).
  • Steininger v. Tribune Broadcasting, WPIX, et al., U.S.D.C., S.D.N.Y. (2021) (7-day jury trial involving religious and race discrimination termination and hostile work environment claims).
  • Wall v. Eastern Concrete, N.J. Superior Court, Essex Co. (2018) (2-week jury trial involving whistleblower claims).
  • McElroy v. Sands Casino, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2416 (E.D. Pa. 2014) (granting defendant’s motion to strike plaintiff's opposition to summary judgment motion and granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment on the merits as to plaintiff’s breach of contract and FMLA claims).
  • Mowafy v. Noramco of Delaware, Inc., 620 F. Supp. 2d 603 (D. Del. 2009) (granting summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s claims of discrimination and hostile work environment based on religion, national origin and age).
  • Paynter v. ARAMARK Corp., 07-02214 (E.D. Pa. 2008) (granting summary judgment dismissing former employee’s claims of reverse race-based discrimination, retaliation and hostile work environment).
  • Fulton v. Johnson & Johnson Pharma. Research & Dev., LLC, U.S.D.C., D.N.J. (2008) (obtained defense verdict after 7-day jury trial on plaintiff’s discrimination claim under the NJLAD).