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Attorney Allison C. Belknap is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


Allison handles a wide range of traffic offenses, criminal matters, divorce and family law disputes, and will and estate planning. ​


In April 2013, Allison successfully argued, State of Rhode Island v. Doris Poulin, before the Rhode Island Supreme Court. This case set a precedent allowing criminal defendants who had pled nolo contendere to a felony and received a sentence of probation, to be able to seal criminal records relating to other charges.​


Allison has also defended individuals in misdemeanor criminal cases including DUI’s, disorderly conduct, domestic assault, shoplifting, and vandalism. Allison has also handled chemical test refusals and traffic violations at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal. ​


During law school, Allison prosecuted cases for the towns of East Providence and Charlestown, Rhode Island, under the Town Solicitor of the towns. She also interned with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island. Allison received her law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, where she graduated cum laude. While at Roger Williams, Allison competed in mock appellate arguments on the Moot Court Team.​ Allison completed her Bachelor’s degree at Bryant University, magna cum laude. She majored in Politics and Law, and double minored in Psychology and Business Administration. While at Bryant, Allison helped establish a mock trial team and led the team at regional competitions.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    3 years
  2. Speeding Ticket: 25%
    3 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    3 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew Thomas Marin

    Few attorneys come to court as well prepared as Allison. She has quickly established a well deserved reputation as an aggressive and experienced advocate for her client’s.


    Matthew Marin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Elisha L Morris

    I endorse this lawyer. Allison is an outstanding attorney who is well-respected by her peers, clients, and judges. She is a model of professionalism who advocates zealously for her clients.


    Elisha Morris Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Abilheira Law, LLC

1 Turks Head Place
Suite 1440
Providence, RI, 02903


RIAuthorized to practice law201301/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Award for Legal ExcellenceCALI Excellence for the Future Award2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAbilheira Law, LLC2014 - Present
Rule 9 InternCharlestown Town Solicitor2012 - 2012
Rule 9 InternEast Providence Town Solicitor2012 - 2012
Rule 9 Student AttorneyRoger Williams University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic2012 - 2013
Legal InternUnited States Attorney's Office2011 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rhode Island Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Rhode Island Bar Association, Criminal Law Bench/Bar CommitteeMember2014 - Present
Rhode Island Bar Association, Family Court Bench/Bar CommitteeMember2014 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Rhode Island v. Doris PoulinAttorney Belknap won the appeal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Roger Williams University, Ralph R. Papitto School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2013
Bryant CollegePolitics and LawBA - Bachelor of Arts2010