Arthur Chapman Allison V. LaFave
  • Allison V. LaFave
  • Associate
  • Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 612-375-5991  direct dial
  • 612-339-7655  fax

  • avlafave@arthurchapman.com
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Allison works with clients in the areas of commercial transportation and automobile litigation.  Her work includes representing railroad companies in Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) litigation, insurance carriers in personal and commercial automobile cases, and bus companies in motor vehicle accident matters.  She has arbitrated numerous No-Fault cases with favorable results for her clients.   

Allison is counted on by clients for her reliability and efficiency, and appreciate her composure and positivity.  Clients benefit from her varied experience prior to joining Arthur Chapman, including practicing at a small Colorado-based firm, internships with the United States Attorney’s Office and Denver District Court, and her achievement in graduating at the top of her class from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  
 
Outside of work, Allison is an avid runner, an aspiring golfer, and spends her time with her husband Ted and children
 Sophie and Eddy.

Presentations

  • “The Changing Landscape of No-Fault Law in Minnesota,” Minnesota Automobile Law Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., September 2015
  • “Minnesota No-Fault is 40 Years Old and Very Much Alive,” Minnesota Automobile Law Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., September 2014

Education

University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2011 (Honors: Order of St. Ives)
Miami University, B.A., 2008


Bar Admissions

Colorado, 2011
Minnesota, 2012
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2013


Professional Associations and Memberships

Colorado State Bar Association
Dakota County Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Minnesota State Bar Association
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Volunteer Lawyers Network


Licenses

Colorado
Minnesota

Practice Areas


Legal Team