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Allison Groth

Criminal defense Attorney at Toledo, OH

5.0   178 reviews

also known as Allison Margaret Lawrence

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Allison

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I can only imagine the fear that comes with being charged with a crime and knowing that you might lose your freedom. But, I try to. I try to put myself in my clients' shoes. With me as your attorney, you will never feel abandoned. I make it a point to truly listen to my clients' side of the story, their concerns, and their fears. 

In every case I handle, the first thing I do is look for some way to get the charge dismissed or to end up with a not guilty verdict. If that's not possible, I try to resolve the case in whatever way is most important to my client. If my client's main concern is not doing jail time, that's what I aim for. If my client is mostly worried about a particular charge being on their record, I try to get the charge amended to one that they are ok with.  

I strive to ensure that my clients are as comfortable as possible at every stage of this scary process. And, I work hard to get my clients the best possible result- no matter how strong the evidence against them may seem. 

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Location

Allison Groth
416 N. Erie Street, Ste. 100
Toledo, OH, 43604

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Vicki | February 17, 2023
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My Attorney
Allison is a wonderful person and attorney! She puts her heart and soul into each case and works hard to get you the results you expect. She will fight for your rights and work hard to get justice! I would highly recommend her for your case!
Posted by Tea | February 11, 2022
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Allison Groth
I got a dui in a tough town. Usually an automatic 10 days in jail. Allison was able to have my 10 days spent in hotel class instead of jail (not the norm for this town). Plus got me driving privileges. She was empathetic, understanding and a great listener. Don’t want to leave out... reasonably priced fees. I highly recommend her for your legal issues
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2022
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Best negotiating skill
I search a lawyer on google and avvo website to find best lawyer with good background experience for fight my case in the court. I called 5 lawyers and only one person, Mrs Allison Groth return my called. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for all the care and concern you have shown me, and for working tirelessly to ensure that the law worked in our favor. If it weren’t for your analytical skills and knowledge, the matter wouldn’t have been settled by now. Thanks once again for your legal advice, time, and efforts. also, Thank you for always informing me of the best option to take in resolving my problems. I couldn’t believe when the prosecutor agreed that the case should be settled out of court. I really appreciate your negotiating skills and advice on the matter.
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Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2022
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Recommended
I was arrested for possession of a narcotic and driving under suspension. Allison was able to get the driving offense dropped and the possession charge reduced to a misdemeanor. I left court with only a fine.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2022
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Allison was very prompt with my help and keeping me up to date.
I would give Allison Groth an excellent rating she was very prompt and very helpful to me.
Posted by Tiffany | February 3, 2022
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Amazing lawyer
Allison helped me through multiple situations very easily and painlessly. I will always refer her to everyone! She is very caring and understanding.
Posted by Dale | September 23, 2021
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Absolutely the best!!!!!
Allison took care of my situation which in fact was dire. I had an OVI along with what was originally a felony that I plead out to bring down to a misdemeanor 1 from 2013 that I didn’t show up for sentencing. On top of that I caught another charge in 2015 which I also never showed up for. I finally got my life straightened out and really can’t do anything more in my life without my license.She met with the prosecutor and the judge in Oregon which if you know is an absolute Terror! I ended up without jail time and inactive probation as I live out of state now. She is a great person that really cares and is very understanding. I also have a pretty bad record which the judge did look at I had 2 OVI’s from a while back and I have 2 felony convictions the last being in 2018. I would have and probably should have received an ample amount of jail time. I can say that no matter the situation Allison will get you the best sentence possible. She fights as if it’s herself that’s on line . Would give 10 stars if I could. Thank you so much Allison you are the best. By the way just got my license today and I was just in court 2days ago! Never expected to have my life back this fast! :)
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Posted by Brandon | October 20, 2020
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Unbelievable person, not just a lawyer!!
I happened to be in the same courtroom as Alison today. I had a simple expungement hearing in front of a judge that didn’t go my way. As I’m walking out of the courtroom and down the hall. A woman approached me with her arm out holding her business card. She told me who she was and how she completely disagreed with the decision that just happened to me. She offered to speak to me regarding this after her other cases. After she returned we sat down and went over what happened with my charge. She did explains to just stay here in the courtroom, She’s going to look into the my file down stairs and returned again shortly. Also explaining to me what just happened to me and how this has been occurring to other people as well. So, I waited anxiously as what I was going to do with my next steps if this didn’t go my way. About 20 minutes go by and she returns saying my expungement was just granted after speaking to a judge regarding it on her own!! I wasn’t even in the courtroom and she took it upon herself to get involved. As you can imagine I was completed thrilled!! If it wasn’t for her being in the same courtroom as me, I wouldn’t have my expungement granted. She took her own time to help me with this knowing I needed it. I honestly believe that says a lot about her character as person and not just a lawyer! That’s someone I would want representing from day one if you have legal concerns in your life! I could tell she just wanted to do the right thing for someone that was looking for some guidance and in her eyes was treated unfairly. Well she fixed that completely and made everything right! I couldn’t thank her enough and I will be paying it forward!! I wish more people in our world were like this!! Excellent attorney!!
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Posted by Cristina | May 30, 2020
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Excellent communicator
Excellent communicator, extremely professional, proactive, realistic without false hope. I would definitely use Allison Groth again!
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2019
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Amazing Lawyer
She is very well known and put my mind to ease. Stress free! I recommend her to everyone I know.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2019
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Made the process easy as can be
I would definitely use Allison again. I had several legal issues going on at once. She was very up front with me about my best options. I feel I received the best outcome available.
Posted by Maegan | May 16, 2019
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Great representation
So thankful to Allison for getting my case taken care of. I feel that she honestly did the best that she could, obviously everyone hopes for a dismissal but I guess I got the next best thing. She was great with returning my text messages, and putting my mind at ease. I was a first time offender in an OVI case which ended up getting broken down to wreckless op and the other charges were dismissed. If I ever need counsel again I would definitely ask her to represent me or for a recommendation.
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Posted by Zachary | May 16, 2019
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Great Attorney
Very nice and great at what she does. Took care of everything she could for me and did a phenomenal job. I definitely recommend her for anyone in need of a reliable attorney.
Posted by Josh | May 15, 2019
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Efficient and effective
Quickly got my case in order, handled my appearances, and got my work privelages. Proceeded to gathered evidence, told me my options, and help me make the best decision for me and my family.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2019
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Great Lawyer!
Great experience. Allison explained everything fully and got me the best possible outcome in a sticky situation.
Posted by Leslie Kidd | January 31, 2019
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Great Attorney
I consulted with this atty about a DUI charge I had recieved. Her rate was very reasonable and she was personable and answered all my questions. I decided to hire her. Throughout the entire process she made sure I understood everything that was happening. She was honest and knowledgeable. I will definitely hire her again if I have a need for an attorney.
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Posted by Rebecca | January 18, 2019
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Would definitely use again
I hired Allison to help me with a neighbor dispute. Allison was very easy to communicate with and professional. She answered all of my questions and would always get back to me in a timely manner. She explained the court process to me since I had never been involved in anything like this before. I Would definitely hire her again if needed.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2019
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Allison is extremely kind.
My charges were related to my mental issues. Allison listened and did not judge me or my actions. Allison explained the process and helped me to be calm. She has a good relationship with people at the courthouse and is respected. Allison’s fees are very fair. I have her number still.
Posted by Ron | January 14, 2019
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Great Lawyer
Allison was great from start to finish, and willing to help beyond should something arise. She was extremely responsive when initially contacted and throughout the court process, making sure to go over all the details and what may and will happen concerning the charges. Definitely worth considering if you ever have a legal bind.
Posted by Teri | January 4, 2019
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Completely comfortable
I was facing serious charges when I called Allison's law firm and she was compassionate and had an answer for all my questions. She took care of my case and she assured me and walked me through every step of my case. I kept her cell phone number and just recently contacted her for an immediate family member, she took care of felony charges with only two court dates. She has very reasonable rates and will never let you down.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Groth & Associates
  • 2008 - Present

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Murder, Tampering
  • http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2015/01/27/Man-sentenced-to-4-years-in-fatal-stabbing.html
  • Unlawful Transactions in Weapons, Intimidation, Falsification
  • Felonies dismissed-guilty of two counts of misdemeanor falsification-three years of probation with 30 days of electronic monitoring-potential to get his job back. http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/2014/03/27/Judge-Deputy-shamed-office.html
  • Aggravated Murder, Attempted Murder, etc.
  • http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/2013/07/12/Getaway-driver-gets-3-years-in-toddler-s-slaying.html

Associations

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maumee Valley Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Superman Hero
  • Superman Hall of Heroes
  • 2014

Publications

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Letter
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (21)
Endorse Allison
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I refer criminal cases to Allison in Ohio, and have found her to be extraordinarily responsive, dedicated and well-connected. Her client reviews are outstanding and reflect an attorney dedicated to her field. Highly recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Allison is well known for her excellent representation of her clients. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Allison for many years. She is an excellent attorney and person. I regularly refer criminal matters my client have to Allison."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse attorney Lawrence. She is passionate and hardworking attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Allison is one of the most caring lawyers I know. She works hard to make sure clients feel involved in their cases and that everyone gets personal service. Rest assured that Allison cares about what happens in every case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Allison is an excellent attorney known for professionalism and fierce advocacy. This world needs more attorneys like Allison Lawrence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Allison provides a valuable service on Avvo. She gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, whose reputation and credentials speak for themselves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Lawrence is a seasoned, well-studied and empathetic counselor at law, as her Avvo legal analyses clearly reveal. She is a credit to her state and its bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have a great deal of respect for Attorney Lawrence, who gives back to the Avvo community by offering her insight to the public. Thanks Allison for all that you do!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allison is highly respected and she clearly possess a great deal of knowledge in many practice areas. Her responses on AVVO are both insightful and reliable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Other
"I've had the opportunity to review answers on this site by Ms. Lawrence and her responses go beyond telling a person to just get an attorney and provide insightful information. Therefore, I highly recommend Ms. Lawrence if you find yourself in need of a criminal attorney. She has demonstrated a high degree of excellence to meet your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Expungement Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Lawrence gives good practical advise and knows the inns and outs of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Allison is hardworking, dedicated and compassionate. In addition, she provides her clients with a level of ardent representation that is simply unparalleled by others in her field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Lawrence is one of the finest Criminal Defense attorneys in her state, I highly recommend her legal services."
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