Alise Wilson has been a Cincinnati resident for 22 years. Her mother moved them from their hometown in Northern Ohio to Cincinnati when she was 13 years old. Alise attended Walnut Hills High School (c/o 2000) and spent two years studying at Wright State University before transferring to the University of Cincinnati where she majored in Political Science and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. Alise attended NKU Salmon P. Chase College of Law and earned her Juris Doctor in December of 2011. She was admitted to the United States District Court for Southern District of Ohio in December of 2015. Alise received her certification as Guardian Ad Litem in December of 2016.
Alise began her legal career with the Hamilton County Public Defender's Juvenile Division, where she served as trial counsel for indigent juveniles facing delinquency charges bindover matters before the Hamilton County Juvenile Court. This is where her interest in juvenile justice was sparked as she was exposed to the extreme dysfunction and injustices that existed within the juvenile justice system. In 2014 Alise left the public defender and later accepted a position with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality in its Dayton office as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow with the Veteran's Legal Corps. Alise built the Veterans Legal Assistance Project that now exists within the organization and was recognized in the 2014 Equal Justice Works Annual Report for her work. In 2015 ABLE hired Alise on as a Staff Attorney, but in 2016 she felt a strong desire to return to juvenile justice work which has led to her position with the Children's Law Center as the Youth ReEntry Advocate. Alise lives with her husband and their dog in Colerain Township.