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Alana McMains


Everyday, I am inspired by the strength and resilience of our clients.

Alana McMains

Alana McMains

Alana McMains is an associate attorney at the Pride Law Firm. Prior to attending law school, she received her B.A. in History from Beloit College and a Master of Library and Information Science from UCLA. She graduated cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in 2011. While at Northwestern, Alana served as Membership Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review and was on the National Moot Court Team. She also interned with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the ACLU. After graduation, Alana served as a law clerk to a federal district court judge, the Honorable A. Richard Caputo. She then returned to her hometown of San Diego to work as a trial attorney with the Federal Defenders of San Diego. Alana spent seven years defending indigent criminal defendants, primarily charged with drug and immigration crimes. Her hard work on behalf of her clients resulted in multiple not guilty verdicts and dismissals.


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego


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Get to Know Alana


Why are you choosing to focus on sexual assault?
I was so excited to come to the Pride Law Firm and work on behalf of survivors because I want to give a voice to people who are often voiceless. There are many ways that our legal system fails survivors, and I feel lucky to be a part of a team of people who are truly dedicated to changing the legal landscape and getting justice.


What is a message you would like to give survivors of sexual assault who are afraid of pursuing their perpetrators in civil court?
You are so much stronger than you think. And when you speak up, you really make a difference in people’s lives – both by inspiring fellow survivors and helping to stop perpetrators and protect other people.


More About Alana
In her spare time, Alana enjoys trying new restaurants, playing with her two daughters, and traveling to Mexico to practice her Spanish.


Get in touch

If you’ve survived a sexual assault, Jessica Pride wants to help you once again become the strong person you are. No man or woman deserves to be treated in such a way.

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2831 Camino Del Rio S., Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92108

1900 Powell St., Suite 6022
Emeryville, CA 94608

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Phone. ​(619) 516-8166

Fax. (619) 785-3414

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