Alyson Challoner Esq.

Location: Santa Rosa, California
Phone: 707-542-8516
Fax: 707-542-8585

Alyson is currently on hiatus and not accepting new clients.

She returned to Sonoma County after receiving her education in Southern California and joined Challoner Law in 2012. In 2006 Alyson earned her bachelor degree from UCLA, graduating Summa Cum Laude and received both her Juris Doctorate and Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law.

Before joining the practice of Challoner Law, Alyson worked in the Sonoma County area for Le + Pelletier, LLP where she gained experience in Corporate law and Business development. While studying in Southern California she was a contracts administrator for PorchLight Entertainment, Inc. specializing in distributions and other aspects of Entertainment law. During her time at Pepperdine Alyson worked as research assistant to Professor Thomas Stipanowich in the areas of contract law, international commercial arbitration and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. She has a strong background in mediation and seeks to incorporate much of this experience into her practice as a Family Law attorney.

“I believe in working closely with parents, couples and families to bring about the best solutions for all involved. My desire is to cultivate a practice that allows clients to feel involved in the legal outcomes that affect them and their families, and to help create an environment that is productive and healing during what can potentially be a very difficult time.”

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Mediation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation and Collaborative Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2011


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. – 2010
    • Honors: Certificate in Dispute Resolution
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. summa cum laude
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: Sigma Tau Delta Honors English Society
    • Honors: National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    • Major: English Literature

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2011 – Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Member, 2011 – Present
  • Santa Rosa Young Professionals Network, 2011 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Le + Pelletier, LLP, Santa Rosa, CA, Law Clerk, 2010 – 2011
  • PorchLight Entertainment, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, Legal Assistant and Contracts Administrator, 2009 – 2010
  • Professor Thomas Stipanowich, Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Malibu, CA, Research Assistant, 2009 – 2010
  • Susan Breau, PhD, London, United Kingdom, 2008
  • The Tavis Firm, Santa Rosa, CA, Law Clerk/Legal Assistant
  • Vital Voices Global Leadership NGO, Washington, DC, Network Intern

Pro Bono Activities

  • Kumbatia Legal Chair, Moshi, Tanzania
  • Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator, Woman’s Legal Association, Pepperdine University, Malibu


  • Spanish