A graduate of Samford University, Allison earned her law degree from the University Of Alabama School Of Law and her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Allison practiced in Tuscaloosa as an associate with Spruell & Powell, Inc. in the areas of insurance defense, probate, divorce and real estate law prior to joining the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office. During her eight year tenure with the District Attorney’s Office she was responsible for the prosecution of crimes against children, violent felony crimes and was the prosecutor for both the Mental Health Court and Drug Court programs. In January 2016, Allison applied for and was selected to serve as Mental Health Programs Coordinator and Legal Counsel to the Shelby County Judge of Probate. In that role she has worked with local leaders and elected officials to develop and implement mental health programs to benefit first responders and the greater Shelby County community. She has worked with the Sheriff’s Office and the Circuit Clerk’s Office for the planning and running of national, state and local elections. In addition to her other duties with the Probate Office, Allison has been appointed as a Special Probate Judge and presides over adoptions, commitments and other matters as assigned by the Probate Judge.
Allison serves on several state-wide committees including the Alabama Law Institute Adoption Committee, the Alabama Law Institute Adoptions Process Subcommittee, and the Alabama WINGS (Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders) Taskforce. She serves on the Board of Directors of Leadership Shelby County and as the President of the Advisory Board of Shelby Volunteers in Service, a county non-profit benefiting senior citizens and volunteer efforts in Shelby County. She is a member of the Shelby County Bar Association, the Shelby County Republican Executive Committee, the Republican Women of Shelby County and NAMI Shelby.