Associate / LOS ANGELES,
Associate / LOS ANGELES
Alstyn B. Bennett graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, cum laude, in 2017, where she served as an Articles Editor for the Science & Technology Law Review, and was secretary of the Board of Advocates. She was also a member of several moot court teams, including winning the 2017 Thomas Tang Moot Court National Championship.
During law school, Alstyn worked as a student attorney in SMU’s Criminal Justice Clinic, where she managed an average caseload of 45 misdemeanor cases. In this role, Alstyn was responsible for client intake, discovery, negotiating plea deals with assistant district attorneys, drafting, filing, and arguing motions, and preparing cases for trial. Additionally, she clerked for the Honorable Kimberly Priest Johnson in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, handling a variety of pre-trial matters for the magistrate judge.
Prior to joining the firm, Alstyn worked at large law firm in Newport Beach, with a focus in healthcare litigation. She also handled a variety of pro bono matters, including an immigration asylum appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and serving as a Special City Prosecutor for the City of Redondo Beach.
Alstyn graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Public Policy in 2014.