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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.


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Practice areas


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



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Marghretta Hagood Shisko

    Allison Dunham has an amazing understanding of what it takes to be effective for her clients, and she is incredibly compassionate in the process. I am happy to endorse Allison.


    Marghretta Shisko
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Amanda Helms Craven

    I would recommend Allison to any friend or family member. She is highly skilled in the domestic arena and is dedicated to providing excellent service to her clients.


    Amanda Craven Social security Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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-Hubbell2016
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
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law School for Non-lawyersFamily Law2015