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     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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  • Thomas A. Killoren Jr

    I endorse this lawyer. Allison works tirelessly to get the best result for her clients. She has great compassion for her clients and she is tenacious in the courtroom.


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    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jeremy Andrew Dantin

    Allison's legal knowledge and attention to detail make her a highly effective attorney.


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Contact info

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

178 W. Main St.
Spartanburg, SC, 29306


SCGood Standing199503/07/2013
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