also known as Gale Graham Allison
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.
Hourly ($150-375/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit card
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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.
Cynthia Garrett Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney
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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.
|OK||Authorized to practice law||1995||05/20/2011|
|GA||Inactive Member in Good Standing||1976||01/14/2016|
|Founder||The Allison Firm||1995 - Present|
|Attorney||Witt Gaither & Whitaker||1982 - 1994|
|Estate & Gift Tax Attorney||IRS||1978 - 1981|
|Assistant General Counsel for Litigation||US Department of Health, Education & Welfare||1977 - 1978|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Commission of the Oklahoma Bar Association||Member till 2018||2015 - Present|
|Tulsa County Bar Association||Lawyer Referral Committee||N/A|
|Purview Advisory Board||Board Member||N/A|
|St. John Medical Center Foundation||Community Liaison Board Member||N/A|
|Volunteers of America of Oklahom â€“ former Board of Directors||N/A||N/A|
|Tulsa Library Trust||Planned Giving Advisory Committee||N/A|
|Tulsa University Genave King Rogers Business Law Center||Advisory Board||N/A|
|Oklahoma Bar Association||Tulsa County Alternate Delegate||N/A|
|Oklahoma Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section||President-Elect||N/A|
|Estate Planning Forum of Tulsa||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of Georgia||N/A||N/A|
|Tennessee Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Oklahoma Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|St. John Health System Institutional Review Board||Board Member||N/A|
|Oklahoma Bar Journal||How the Rickety Days of the Oklahoma Probate Code Look "Bleeker" but Better||2012|
|American Bar Association publication||Summary Report of the Transfer Tax Provision of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010||2010|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Federal Death and Gift Taxation When the Law Is an Unknown - Administering the Estate on the Cusp of Exemption||2010|
|Oklahoma Bar Association Seminar & Publication||The ABCs of Estate Planning||2008|
|National Business Institute, co-author Kelly Anne Masters||First Things First: What Do I Need to Start a Non-Profit?||2006|
|National Business Institute||Post Mortem Planning Techniques, Disclaimer, Trust Reformation & Division||1997|
|US Internal Revenue Service publication, last update Dec. 2010||Family Limited Partnerships||1997|
|Emory University School of Law||Taxation||LL.M - Master of Laws||1980|
|University of Tennessee College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|University of Georgia School of Law||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|Seminar||What Now? Business Succession Planning in the 2-Year Window of the New Estate Tax Act||2011|
|Luncheon- Keynote||Cancer, Cancer Research, and Your Estate Plan: Leaving a Legacy||2011|
|Community Education||Which is Better – A Will or a Living Trust?||2011|
|Back to Basics- Will seminar||Potential Conflicts – Ethical Issues||2011|
|monthly seminars since...||Estate Planning 101||2005|