General Counsel to:
• Schools Insurance Authority
Since 1988, Doug Alliston has advised and represented insurers, insureds, JPAs, and self-insured groups regarding insurance coverage and related issues with an emphasis on general liability, professional liability, and public entity self-insured risk pooling. He has authored hundreds of coverage opinions, drafted or revised insurance policies and memoranda of coverage, and litigated a variety of insurance and JPA coverage issues in state and federal courts.
Mr. Alliston is outside general counsel to Schools Insurance Authority (SIA, California’s original self-insured risk pool JPA), California Transit Indemnity Pool (CalTIP), the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA, a joint powers authority of California counties), and the Northern California Special Districts Insurance Authority (NCSDIA). He is also counsel to the Credit Union Self-Insured Group of California (CUSIG), the Municipal Insurance Cooperative (MIC), the Marin Schools Insurance Authority (MSIA), and the San Mateo County Schools Insurance Group (SMCSIG).
Mr. Alliston also assists clients with creating and administering trusts, wills, probate, and other asset protection mechanisms to ensure their estates pass to future generations in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible, while minimizing exposure to estate taxes.
Mr. Alliston is admitted to practice in the States of California and Texas (inactive), and before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Central Districts of California. He is a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association, the Trust and Estate Section of the California State Bar, and the Sacramento Estate Planning Council.
Education: J.D., University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 1988.