Alyson D. Cloyd



Alyson (Kinstner) Cloyd joined Thomas Mamer as its student law clerk in 2019. Alyson became an associate with the firm in 2021 after graduating law school and being admitted to the Illinois Bar.

Alyson graduated summa cum laude from Lindenwood University (St. Charles, Missouri) in December 2017, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Administration with a minor in Gender Studies. At Lindenwood, Alyson was a dual sport athlete, participating in Lindenwood’s national title winning competitive cheerleading team and shotgun sports team.

She received her Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2021. During law school, Alyson was the Community Service Chair for the Women’s Law Society, participated in the Family Advocacy Clinic (“FAC”), and held two internships with Land of Lincoln Legal Aid in Champaign, Illinois. Throughout her time with the FAC and Land of Lincoln, Alyson was able to use her 711 license to conduct hearings in front of local judges. In her final year of law school, Alyson won several scholarships, including a Rickert Award for her excellence in service.

Since joining the firm as an associate, Alyson has concentrated her practice in all areas of medical malpractice defense and civil litigation, including personal injury disputes.

Outside of work, Alyson enjoys spending time with her family and boating on Lake Shelbyville. By default of marrying her husband, Colton, she has become an avid Philadelphia Eagles football fan.

Alyson can be reached at, or by calling the firm’s main switchboard at (217) 351-1500.