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|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Award for Legal Excellence||CALI Excellence for the Future Award||2011|
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|Rule 9 Intern||Charlestown Town Solicitor||2012 - 2012|
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|Rule 9 Student Attorney||Roger Williams University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic||2012 - 2013|
|Legal Intern||United States Attorney's Office||2011 - 2011|
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|Rhode Island Bar Association House of Delegates||Bristol County/ East Providence Delegate||2016 - Present|
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|Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Executive Committee||2013 - Present|
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|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|State of Rhode Island v. Doris Poulin||Attorney Belknap won the appeal|
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|Roger Williams University, Ralph R. Papitto School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|Bryant University||Politics and Law||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2010|
Posted by anonymous
I got stopped by a state tropper on his bad day. He asked me to stop (to tell me I was driving too SLOW) and then gave me a violation for stopping on the highway. I thought it was ridiculous. Now I had to waste a day of work to go to the Traffic Tribunal in Cranston ? No thankyou
Every other lawyer I called told me to just accept the ticket, plead guilty, and use my RI good driving record pass. If I used the pass then I'd only have to pay the court fee and not the ticket. But why should I have to give the state more than 60 dollars for something like this? Allison took the time to listen to me and what was important to me. Would it be easier to just pay the court fee and get over it? Yes but sometimes you just have to fight things on principle and do what's important to you. Every now and then an officer or trooper IS out of line.
Allison was prompt to return my phone call when I made my initial inquiry, met me at a time that was convenient for me, and we handled most off everything over the phone so I wouldn't have to travel. I didn't have to take any time off work to go to court. Allison convinced the trooper and Judge to dismiss the violation so the case didn't even go to trial.
Posted by Erika
Wish there were more stars to give!! Alison always got back to me right away with any questions or concerns. She made me feel important never just treated me like her client. She's truly amazing!
Posted by anonymous
Got everything done within a weeks period of time. She met with me the day I called her and met me half way so I didn't have to drive as far. I would recommend her to anyone looking to win a case!
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