Allison Rocker

Allison Rocker

Senior Knowledge Lawyer, NA Trial Advocacy
Baker & McKenzie LLP


Allison Rocker is a leader in the trial advocacy world. In addition to first chairing hundreds of hearings and trials during a career in public service, she served as a program director and faculty member at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. She is widely considered one of the top trial advocacy trainers in the US and trains globally on all aspects of oral advocacy.

Allison joined Baker McKenzie as the Firm’s trial advocacy knowledge lawyer where she devotes her time to hands-on advocacy training as well as supporting the firm’s controversy lawyers before and during hearings and trials. Allison supports all practice groups with a focus on litigation, dispute resolution, and controversy cases.

Professional Honors

  • NextGen Excellence in Teaching, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2017
  • Global Knowledge Award, Individual Contribution, Baker McKenzie, 2023


  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado~United States (2021)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia~United States (2021)
  • Colorado~United States (2007)


  • University of Denver (Sturm College of Law, JD)
  • University of Colorado (BA Political Science)

The Unknown Known Risk: Enforcing Firearm Relinquishment Statutes in Cases of Domestic Violence Without Permit Records, Registration Requirements or Licensing Information
The Prosecutor, National District Attorney’s Council · Nov 1, 2017

Tricked: The DocumentaryTricked: The Documentary
Dir. Jane Wells, First Run Features, 2013Dir. Jane Wells, First Run Features, 2013
Film appearance in Human Trafficking documentary

Firm Committee Memberships

  • North America Trial Team
  • Knowledge Inclusion & Diversity group
  • Pro Bono support