Carly O. Alameda

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Carly O’Halloran Alameda represents clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on real property and construction disputes, and complex breach of contract and business tort claims across industries. Her practice includes representing clients in California state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution processes, including AAA, JAMS, and ICC arbitrations.

Ms. Alameda’s strategic and practical approach to litigation is influenced by her role as a board member of Mammoth HR, an HR consulting company. Beyond simply litigating a case, she understands how a dispute fits into a client’s overall business strategy so that she can achieve the most favorable result efficiently and effectively.

Ms. Alameda’s recent real property and construction dispute experience includes:

  • Winning an arbitration award, as part of a trial team in a case involving disputed purchase options and a multimillion-dollar real property transaction
  • Reaching a favorable settlement on behalf of a property owner in a nuisance and trespass case against neighboring property
  • Advising a property owner regarding complex issues related to an easement dispute

Ms. Alameda also represents companies from other industries, including consumer products, wine and food, energy, and software and technology. Her broader business litigation experience includes:

  • Defeating certification in a nationwide class action for a consumer products company that faced damage claims of more than $50 million
  • Successfully resolving a significant dispute regarding a party’s right to indemnification that turned on a gross negligence exception

Ms. Alameda’s practice also includes both state and federal appellate work. She served as a clerk to the Hon. Mark B. Simons of the California Court of Appeal (First District) upon graduating law school.

Ms. Alameda is a founding member of WISE, a collaboration between in-house counsel and law firm partners to promote the advancement of women in the legal profession. She is also a prolific writer, including on the topics of the boardroom, corporate governance, and cybersecurity. 

She has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2017 Under 40 Hotlist and to the list of Northern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers from 2012-2017. While earning her B.S. at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Ms. Alameda was an NCAA Division I volleyball player.


  • Founding Member, WISE (Women In-house Support Equality)
  • Board of Directors, Mammoth HR
  • Board of Directors, Boalt Hall Alumni Association
  • Member, Advisory Board,  East Bay Community Law Center
  • Former Member, McFetridge American Inn of Court
  • Former Member, The Association  of Business Trial Lawyer’s Leadership Development Committee
  • Former Member, The ABA Woman Advocate Committee