Allison has extensive experience in personal injury law. In September 2016 she joined MDW Law as a paralegal while also attending the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. She graduated in May 2019 and completed her articles at MDW Law. She joined the firm as an Associate in the personal injury group upon her call to the bar in June 2020. Prior to going to law school, Allison spent 10 years working as a paralegal for a large personal injury firm, while completing her psychology degree part time at Mount Saint Vincent University.
Allison thrives on helping people navigate difficult situations. Her practice style is informed by her background in psychology and interest in mental health. She understands the physical and emotional impact of an injury, having worked with personal injury clients for over fourteen years. She has experienced this fallout firsthand when her husband suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle collision in 2008. Her unique experience helps her to better understand what her clients are going through. Her goal is to make their difficult experience a little easier.
Allison is particularly passionate about improving access to justice. While in law school, she completed the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinical Program and a Clerkship with the Supreme Court (Family Division). Both programs provided her with valuable insight into the complexities of court processes and how difficult those processes can be for people who do not have a knowledgeable advocate. She seeks to help her clients understand the processes involved in their claim by providing knowledgeable legal support and clear communication.
Allison grew up in Lower Sackville, and currently lives in Dartmouth with her husband and her bulldog, Porkchop. Her other true love is the outdoors. When she is not working, she can usually be found hiking, biking, golfing, skating, snowboarding, or just working around her yard. She also enjoys traveling, car shows, and spending time with friends and family.
Schulich School of Law, 2019
* Recipient of the John L. Harris, Q.C. Memorial Scholarship
Bachelor of Science (Psychology), with distinction
Mount Saint Vincent University, 2016
Nova Scotia, 2020