Alyson C. Yorlano
Alyson’s practice includes a broad range of civil and criminal litigation matters including employment, landlord-tenant, contract, and estate planning disputes. She also advises clients on the implementation of IEPs and in other education law matters. Alyson has tried cases in the Massachusetts District, Superior, Probate and Housing Courts and has presented oral argument before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
Alyson has practiced law in Hampden County since 2007, first serving as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Superior Court of Massachusetts before joining the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office in 2009. As an Assistant District Attorney, Alyson worked on a wide array of matters including homicide, special victims’ unit, firearms, narcotics, operating under the influence (OUI), and insurance fraud cases.
Alyson serves as a volunteer lawyer for the Hampden County Bar Association Legal Clinic and for The Behavioral Health Network’s Human Rights Committee and is a volunteer Crisis Response Advocate for the YWCA of Western Massachusetts. She was recognized in the 2019 BusinessWest “40 Under Forty” edition of western MA business and civic leaders.
Alyson lives in Westfield with her husband and son and enjoys participating in obstacle races and playing ice hockey for the Lady Stars.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Hampden County Bar Association
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
- Western New England University School of Law (2007)
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude; National Moot Court Competition ACTL Medal for Excellence in Advocacy; Named Best Oral Advocate: Regional Finals
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2003)
Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, Magna Cum Laude; Commonwealth College Honors Scholar