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Allison Elizabeth McCarthy

DUI and DWI Attorney at Athens, GA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Allie McCarthy


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About Allison

Learn Allison’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%

    21 years, 500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    21 years, 300 cases

  3. Car accident
    15%

    21 years, 20 cases

  4. Personal injury
    15%

    18 years, 10 cases

  5. Drug Crime
    10%

    21 years, 100 cases

  6. Expungement
    10%

    21 years, 100 cases

When representing a client in any matter, my number one goal is to keep you informed.  A client should be comfortable with her/his attorney and TRUST her/his attorney. I do my best to work closely with my clients, keep them informed and communicate so that the best possible outcome is the end result. All of my clients are top priority! Allie McCarthy

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Licensed for 21 years
State ME
Status Active
Acquired 2021
Updated 01/29/2023
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 02/03/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Allison

Law Offices of Allie McCarthy
1055 Prince Avenue
Suite 2
Athens, GA, 30606

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Detailed and Informative Consultation
Allison provided a thorough outline of my options to launch a dispensary. She was easy to work with an understand, but also experienced and knowledgeable. Her consultations empowered me with the tools I need to successfully pursue a dispensary while staying within the guidelines of the law. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent attorney
I was originally recommended her husband but she ended up taking my case. I was charged sith driving with a suspended license and pulled over under the guise of hands free and had a $2000 charge for the two citations. She got both dropped and I ended up only paying $51. I am so glad I hired here!
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+++++++ Excellent Attorney Highly Recommend Does What She Says Every time
Excellent Attorney Highly Recommend Does What She Says Every time. She will always stick to what she says, always keeps her rates fair, never late, literally the best i could've asked for hopefully i wont have legal trouble again but if i do i know Ms Mccarthy will protect my rights. thanks again
Posted by Michelle | April 10, 2014
Very responsive and understands the law...
When you or someone in your family gets in trouble, you need Allison on your side. She kept us informed through every step of the process and explained our options. She is a University of Georgia alum and knows Athens. We felt her background as an Athens college student helped her understand our situation and enabled her to work for a solution that was the best for a college student. She knows the law and helped us through a very difficult time. I highly recommend Allison McCarthy.
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Posted by Adam | March 26, 2014
Knowledgable, trustworthy, faithful, and simply the best.
I found Allison McCarthy on this site and after talking to her I knew she was it. I had gotten a DUI in Ga, but live in SC. She went to work immediately for me. Protecting my DL and pressing the prosecutors for evidence to review. She always returned my calls and texts and kept me well informed of everything I needed to know. She explained her strategy and how things worked. I am also a student and she was able to coordinate to get a court date that didn't interfere with my exams, and handled everything so I could avoid any unnessecary drive to GA. Ultimately she worked out a plea to reckless driving which I graciously accepted. Upon finally meeting her at trial, she had a great demeanor. Also I noticed her repor with the prosecutors, fellow defense attornys, and judge was one of respect and admiration. She carefully explained what was going to happen and held my hand through the hearing. Even after all was said and done she has helped me coordinate the mandated requirements and still responds quickly to answer any questions I have. She's there before, during, and after trial. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking representation. She is a consummate professional in every regard. While my bad decisions brought me too her, I could not have made a better decision than choosing her. A+, 5 stars, two thumbs up. Thank you so much for all your hard work and help.
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Posted by Sherry | September 11, 2013
Highly recommend
Allie was recommended to us by another attorney. Our 17 year old had gotten into a bit of trouble with a misdemeanor possession citation in the summer of 2013. Needless to say, we were frightened for our son, having had absolutely no experience with this type of situation before. We did not want this mistake as a teen to impact the rest of his life. Allie helped to educate us as to what all of the possible outcomes might be, and told us what things our son needed to do (and not do) prior to court in order for him to have the best possible outcome. He did all of those things, and when we went to court, Allie fought for our son and she did in fact achieve the best possible outcome for him, which included removal from his record as soon as all of his court ordered requirements were completed. Allie is very knowledgeable, and straightforward in her communication and explanations. We felt very comfortable with her, and we would absolutely recommend her to anyone with a youth that has gotten into trouble and needs good counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2012
DUI Case
Could not have had better representation. I was up to date on everything throughout the entire process and we ultimately got the best result. I will highly recommend Allison to anyone who is need of a good attorney.
Posted by Chris | March 22, 2012
Informative and Wise
For my case, I was charged with MIP and Fake ID charge. Originally, I was looking at receiving a year and a half probation and 60 hours community service through free trial. Allie had that reduced to a year and 30 hours community service. She has an office in both Atlanta and Athens which makes it convenient for any cases that involve Atlanta kids attending UGA. Especially for the parents. She also works with you till the case is finally finished, with no hidden charges. Overall, she is very loyal, hard working, and wise.
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Posted by Mark | March 21, 2012
Excellent communicator. Superb lawyer.
Ok folks, listen up. Nobody -- and I mean nobody -- plans for a DUI. In my case, I didn't plan on a couple of them. While your friends, family or coworkers may be quick to judge, Ms. McCarthy is one person you absolutely need on your side. While every case can't be solved the way you initially expect, I can attest firsthand that Ms. McCarthy will go to any length to pursue every possible legal avenue to ensure the service of justice. She knows the law so extensively that the smallest detail (which many other attorneys may overlook) might absolutely make all the difference in a verdict. Even if, for whatever reason, your case gets dragged out for an extended period of time, she will be fully available and responsive until the case is completely over. A DUI may feel like end of the world, but Ms. McCarthy works tirelessly to make sure it isn't.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2012
Amazing Criminal Defense Attorney
If you ever find yourself in a position of needing a criminal defense attorney, Allie McCarthy is without question the attorney that I would recommend. My son needed her services and she made the process so much easier for a stressed out mom. She kept us informed every step of the way and my son could not have asked for a better outcome with his case. Allie truly cares about her clients.
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Posted by Alexander | October 12, 2010
Barrow County DUI Case Review
Allie was very helpful throughout the process of my DUI case in Barrow County, GA. She kept me informed of what was going on with the case at all times. She answered all of my questions and explained everything that I needed to know. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2007
Very Impressive Lawyer
I was very impressed with Ms. McCarthy's representation during our Civil Case. She answered all our questions and was very patient with my husband and I. She provided us with pertinent information that helped us understnad our rights and our case. She was always available and made us feel our case was important to her. She treated us as though we were her own family. I highly recommend her services, JUSTICE will be served!
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2007
Client Review
Allie has helped us on two previous ocassions, and now with a third situation. She has been very effective in helping us through the process, and the results have been to our benefit. We would recommend her to anyone who needs legal assistance, Allie will certainly help their cause.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Head, Thomas, Webb and Willis
  • 1996 - 2007

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993
  • NHTSA Certified in Standard Field Sobriety Evaluations
  • N/A
  • NHTSA Certified Drug Recognition Expert
  • N/A
  • NCPT
  • Paralegal Studies
  • N/A
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Associations

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Area Vice President
  • 2014 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Regular Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Western Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Sigma Kappa Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • DeKalb Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Womens Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • National College of DUI Defense-Harvard
  • NCDD
  • 2003
  • Paralegal Certified
  • NCPT
  • 1998

Publications

  • Jernigan v. State
  • Appellate Case
  • 2005
  • Mills v. State
  • Appellate Case
  • 2004
  • Frederick v. State
  • Appellate Case
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • UGA Dormitory
  • MIPs, Fake IDS and DUIs in Athens
  • 2013
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Criminal Attorneys Communicating with Civil Attorneys
  • 2012
  • DUI Update
  • Administrative License Suspensions
  • 2012
  • DUI Defense Update
  • ALS Hearings
  • 2012
  • Administrative License Suspensions
  • License Suspensions
  • 2009
  • State Bar of Georgia Public Defenders Engagement
  • Administrative License Suspension Hearings
  • 2006
  • Program Director
  • 2006 Spring Seminar GACDL
  • 2006
  • ICLE
  • Speeding Tickets
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (54)
Given (74)
Endorse Allison
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Other
"I met Allie McCarthy through a trial lawyer organization several years ago. She was active in the organization and even spoke to other lawyers about recent developments in criminal law in GA. Through the years, I have referred her several cases and each time she has impressed me and the client in her take charge way. She worked the case to a resolution favorable for the client. I highly recommend Allie as an attorney in the areas of traffic, DUI, and criminal law. Her record is impeccable and her work ethic unmatched."
Domestic violence Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allie works very hard to learn all of the facts in a client's case, then applying her vast knowledge to get great results in court."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allie is an experienced lawyer who is dedicated to the clients she serves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allison is an exceptional and highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse her without hesitation or reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Allie McCarthy for several years. She is a skilled litigator who always fights for her clients."
Violent crime Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Allison for many years, and she is a great DUI lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Allie for a number of years, and have seen her get great results for her clients! She has extensive knowledge of courtrooms, prosecutors, and judges across North Georgia. She is a fantastic lawyer, and I recommend her without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. McCarthy is extremely knowledgeable of the law and is a strong advocate for her clients. She is a highly respected attorney and one that I personal admire."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Allison McCarthy. She is a top notch litigator and sincerely cares for her clients. She can definitely get you the result you deserve."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Allie's integrity is only surpassed by her knowledge and skill. An excellent counselor."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. i know her to be smart, trustworthy and a great communicator. She is one of my go to people when somebody calls for DUI or traffic related work. All referrals had good reports."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allie is a great attorney. She is well respected by all lawyers within the community for her work and her character. I endorse this attorney for any matter you may bring her."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allison is a great DUI attorney. She is well versed in the complicated arena of this portion of the law. I highly recommend her as she is a great asset to DUI defense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. McCarthy is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys around. She is a fighter without being disagreeable and advocates agressively for all her clients. I know because I have seen her in the courtroom. She is also generous with her time and will assist her fellow attorneys in any way she can. You are in good hands with her!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. McCarthy is always getting great results for her clients. She is always prepared and ready to do battle with the State. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Allie was the first DUI lawyer I met in Georgia. We had a mutual client, and I found her to be extremely bright, passionate, well connected, and a more importantly, a great lawyer. I send her cases because I know she will get great results for the people I care about. I endorse Allie!"
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