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S. Gale Graham Allison

S. Gale Graham Allison

also known as Gale Graham Allison

Practice areas:

Probate, Wills & Living Wills, Trusts, Litigation, Estate Planning

About Me

I founded The Allison Firm, PLLC to use my more than thirty years of legal and tax experience providing high quality estate services to clients. The firm focuses entirely on estate matters. Aside from estate planning and probate & administration, the firm is skilled in estate dispute litigation.  We also do estate taxes including tax returns for estates and fiduciaries, gift taxes, generation skipping and other tax planning, estate tax return audit defense, and estate tax litigation.


 


I earned my B.A. in English from the University of Georgia, then pursued a J.D.(law) degree from the University of Tennessee, and my LL.M in Taxation is from Emory University.  


 


My first career position was in private practice before joining the Department of Health Education & Welfare as Assistant General Counsel for Litigation. Next, I worked as an Estate and Gift Tax Attorney for the IRS prior to re-entering private practice with Witt Gaither & Whitaker. When I moved to Oklahoma, I started The Allison Firm, PLLC. 


 


My law licenses are in Oklahoma, Tennesse, and Georgia. I am admitted to practice in all levels of those states' courts and before the U.S. Tax Court, the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeal, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  I'm currently a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.  My professional memberships also include the Estate Planning Forum of Tulsa, Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers Association, and Wealth Counsel. Recently, I was past chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Estate Planning Probate and Trust Section.


 


I'm often on the road as a speaker, lecturing on continuing education for professionals and holding interactive workshops for lay groups. As an adjunct professor, I taught estate law at Northeastern State University and jurisprudence at the University of Tennessee. 


 


At home, I serve on the St. John Health System Institutional Review Board, the Advisory Board of Select Life Management and many charitable organizations. I am proud to be the mom of two military sons.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Probate: 35%
  2. Trusts: 20%
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
  4. Litigation: 15%
  5. Estate Planning: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-375/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Cynthia K Garrett

    I endorse this lawyer. Gale Allison dedicates her practice to trusts, wills, estate planning, prenuptial agreements, and litigation involving those same subjects. The more complex the issue, the more I would urge clients to retain her as their counsel.

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    Cynthia Garrett Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Ms. Allison advised me in various Trust matters involving a family Trust for which I was a Trustee. Her advice was invaluable in avoiding litigation and resolving a difficult issue. In addition she advised me with regard to estate planning for my elderly mother.

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    Anne Sanders
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

4812 E 81st Street, Suite 310
Tulsa, OK, 74137

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OKAuthorized to practice law199505/20/2011
TNActive198105/10/2015
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 197605/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
FounderThe Allison Firm1995 - Present
AttorneyWitt Gaither & Whitaker1982 - 1994
Estate & Gift Tax AttorneyIRS1978 - 1981
Assistant General Counsel for LitigationUS Department of Health, Education & Welfare1977 - 1978

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Commission of the Oklahoma Bar AssociationMember till 20182015 - Present
Tulsa County Bar AssociationLawyer Referral CommitteeN/A
Purview Advisory BoardBoard MemberN/A
St. John Medical Center FoundationCommunity Liaison Board MemberN/A
Volunteers of America of Oklahom – former Board of DirectorsN/AN/A
Tulsa Library TrustPlanned Giving Advisory CommitteeN/A
Tulsa University Genave King Rogers Business Law CenterAdvisory BoardN/A
Oklahoma Bar AssociationTulsa County Alternate DelegateN/A
Oklahoma Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust SectionPresident-ElectN/A
Estate Planning Forum of TulsaN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaN/AN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Oklahoma Bar AssociationN/AN/A
St. John Health System Institutional Review BoardBoard MemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Oklahoma Bar JournalHow the Rickety Days of the Oklahoma Probate Code Look "Bleeker" but Better2012
American Bar Association publicationSummary Report of the Transfer Tax Provision of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 20102010
National Business Institute SeminarFederal Death and Gift Taxation When the Law Is an Unknown - Administering the Estate on the Cusp of Exemption2010
Oklahoma Bar Association Seminar & PublicationThe ABCs of Estate Planning2008
National Business Institute, co-author Kelly Anne MastersFirst Things First: What Do I Need to Start a Non-Profit?2006
National Business InstitutePost Mortem Planning Techniques, Disclaimer, Trust Reformation & Division1997
US Internal Revenue Service publication, last update Dec. 2010Family Limited Partnerships1997

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1980
University of TennesseeLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of GeorgiaEnglishBachelor of Arts1973

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
SeminarWhat Now? Business Succession Planning in the 2-Year Window of the New Estate Tax Act2011
Luncheon- KeynoteCancer, Cancer Research, and Your Estate Plan: Leaving a Legacy2011
Community EducationWhich is Better – A Will or a Living Trust?2011
Back to Basics- Will seminarPotential Conflicts – Ethical Issues2011
monthly seminars since...Estate Planning 1012005