Alison Gates
  • Alison Gates
  • Adjunct Instructor of Business

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  • Phone: 828.295.2327
  • Office: School of Business Offices (Pinnacle Inn)
  • Department: Academics


JD, University of Houston Law Center
BA, University of Texas

Common Courses Taught

Business Law

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

For over a dozen years, I have been a successful litigator. While I have deep expertise in labor and employment law, I have significant experience in all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution. In addition to serving as an academic instructor, I manage my own law practice and operate a vacation rental company with my husband.

Personal Interests

I enjoy the challenge of taking difficult, dry material and making it accessible and useful to students. In any of my classes, we will learn a great deal, but we will have an entertaining time doing it! When I am not working on my various work projects, I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs, being outside, reading, and cooking.