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About Me

     Since becoming licensed in 1995, I have practiced almost exclusively in Family Court in South Carolina.  I represent men and women who are going through divorce as well as child custody cases.  I represent people with complex, "high dollar" divorces as well as people of modest means who need help.


     Our firm also represents grandparents who are seeking custody and visitation. Additionally, I also routinely file actions regarding child support and alimony.  I file actions for contempt against people who do not follow their Court orders and I also defend contempt of Court cases.  Further, having worked as an attorney for the South Carolina Department of Social Services, I also defend DSS cases.  With this wealth of experience, I am happy to help you.


Practice Areas


  1. Child Custody: 30%
    20 years, 145 cases
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    20 years, 145 cases
  3. Family: 30%
    20 years, 145 cases
  4. Alimony: 10%
    20 years, 145 cases



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Allison. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C.

178 W. Main St.
Spartanburg, SC, 29306


SCGood Standing199503/07/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHarrison White Smith & Coggins2006 - Present
AttorneySouth Carolina Dept. Social Services2000 - 2006
Prosecuting AttorneyThirteenth Circuit Solicitor Office1996 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Spartanburg County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Greenville County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
SCWLAMember1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
South Carolina Association for JusticeMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Clemson UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A