Rita Alli

Rita Alli

DLA Piper
Organization Type: Law Firm
Position/Title: Director of Business and Professional Development, Former President of the Association of Legal Administrators
Functional Area: Management
Year of Induction: 2014

2411 2nd Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98119

Business Phone: 206.283.1012

Rita Alli is the Seattle Office Administrator for DLA Piper. Rita has been involved in legal management for over 25 years in a variety of capacities, including professional development, business development, recruiting and office management.  She has served in leadership roles, including President of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) in 2010-2011.  She has presented programs for ALA  local chapters around the country, and at regional and international conferences on topics such as leadership, professional development, client service, recognition programs and public speaking.  Rita currently serves as Trustee of the Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators.


Rita Alli’s leadership and knowledge of the internal workings of the law firm environment have made her a sought-after speaker at ALA conferences and other venues. Her organizational and communication skills were most evident during the transition period in ALA leadership in 2009-2010. She has been recognized for her interest in the success of new lawyers in her role as a leader of professional and business development in two major firms, and she was instrumental in the creation of a curriculum that has been used in law firms and bar associations to acquaint and orient new lawyers to the business side of the legal practice. Her influence as a mentor and friend to many legal management professionals has endeared her to everyone she meets, and her commitment to helping others achieve success in the legal environment has few parallels.