Allison focuses her practice on all areas of matrimonial and family law. She regularly represents clients in divorce, custody, support, modification and contempt proceedings, and also has experience representing clients in adoption, guardianship of minors and grandparent visitation cases. She has significant experience representing clients who are involved with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF).
With more than ten years in private practice, Allison is well-versed in working with clients who wish to resolve their matters amicably, including through mediation. However, she does not hesitate to go to court when necessary, and regularly appears in the various Probate and Family Courts throughout eastern Massachusetts.
Prior to starting her own practice, Allison worked at several boutique family law firms in Boston and the surrounding suburbs. Before entering private practice, Allison worked as a judicial law clerk for the justices of the Massachusetts Juvenile Court for two years. Basing her practice in Hingham is a bit of a homecoming for Allison, who grew up in South Weymouth and graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Hingham. She completed her undergraduate studies at The College of William and Mary in 2001 before graduating magna cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 2004. To better understand the role that substance abuse can play in various family law cases, Allison is presently enrolled in a certificate program focusing on substance abuse prevention and counseling through the University of Cincinnati.
Allison has lectured on family law issues for MCLE and the Boston Bar Association (BBA). She presently sits on the Family Law Section Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) and previously sat on that organization’s Juvenile and Child Welfare Committee. Allison regularly volunteers at the Lawyer-of-the-Day programs at the Norfolk and Middlesex Probate and Family Courts, and is certified to take Limited Assistance Representation cases in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts.
When she is not practicing law, Allison enjoys spending time with her husband, two step-children, their dog and two cats. She is also actively involved in the community as a member of the Board Nominating and Development Committee of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts and as a sustaining member of The Junior League of Boston.
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“As divorce is an emotional roller coaster, it was nice to have Allison as an attorney to walk me through the process. She is thorough, hardworking, and efficient. She always responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner and that was very important to me. She was able to exhibit professionalism and care in my case.
“Allison had my best interests in mind throughout the entire process. She was also not afraid to say what I didn’t want to hear. On a lighter note, she talks really fast and has a great sense of humor! I would recommend Allison to any one of my friends who needs help with any aspect of family law. It’s incredibly personal, and she was fantastic.
- Karen Luther