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Ten years ago, Allison began her legal career spending a few years as a judicial law clerk in Washington County. Part of the vision for LEGALnudge started while Allison was clerking. During her clerkship, she was frustrated by the lack of affordable options for family law litigants who often ended up representing themselves. Prior to joining with Jenna Westby to form LEGALnudge, Allison had a solo practice law firm focusing on family law matters. Allison is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, cum laude, and was in the top 15% of her class. She also attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. in International Relations. Allison’s mission, and that of LEGALnudge, is to provide greater access to legal services.  Allison enjoys exploring and experiencing all the Twin Cities has to offer as well as running, playing soccer and spending time with her family and friends.


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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 30%
    11 years
  2. Divorce: 30%
    11 years
  3. Child Support: 30%
    11 years
  4. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
    11 years



Hourly ($160-220/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Carl Jason Mitchell Arnold

    Allison Marshall and I represented respective opposing ex-spouses in a difficult case. Allison knew the facts and law of the case and was well prepared. She also appeared to have a good relationship with her client. She was able to be professional with the judge and myself, as opposing counsel, which was remarkable given the high intensity of conflict in the case. We were able to settle the case just minutes before a contested trial. I believe the resolution was in both our clients' best interests and more importantly in the best interests of their joint children. Only a small percentage of attorneys are talented enough to both be prepared to present their legal case but at the same time be open to tough but professional negoations to explore alternatives to a judge-imposed decision.


    Carl Arnold Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kristin Ann Huston

    I worked with Allison as an opposing attorney in a matter where I was reviewing a Prenuptial Agreement. In my experience, it can be difficult to strongly advocate for your own client in the context of a prenuptial agreement matter while also taking into consideration the feelings of the opposing party (fiance). Unlike an opposing party in a divorce matter, the parties in a prenuptial agreement matter are planning to be married and are just beginning their life together. They are in love, and they are trying not to offend the other party with the language in the prenuptial agreement, while still trying to ensure their own best interests in the process. I was very impressed with Allison's ability to strongly advocate for her own client and clearly express her client's wishes while also taking into consideration the concerns expressed by the opposing party. Allison was also very competent and knowledgeable regarding the law. I would strongly recommend Allison as a family law attorney.


    Kristin Huston Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info


4801 Nicollet Ave S, Suite A
Minneaoplis, MN, 55419


MNAuthorized to practice200507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2016
North Star AttorneyMSBA2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
North Star AttorneyMSBA2014
North Star AttorneyMSBA2013
Exceptional Law FirmVolunteer Lawyers Network2012
J.D. cum laudeWilliam Mitchell College of Law2005
Dean's ListWilliam Mitchell College of Law2005
Dean's ListWilliam Mitchell College of Law2004
Dean's ListWilliam Mitchell College of Law2003
B.A. cum laudeDrake University2000
Dean's ListDrake University1999
Dean's ListDrake University1998
President's ListDrake University1997
President's ListDrake University1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, Co-OwnerLEGALnudge, LLC2011 - Present
Attorney, OwnerLaw Office of Allison Marshall, P.A.2008 - 2011
Judicial Law Clerk10th Judicial District - Washington County2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm SectionN/A2012 - Present
Minnesota Women LawyersN/A2008 - Present
Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2008 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2008 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Volunteer Lawyers NetworkN/A2008 - Present
Hennepin County Bar Association GPSSFSection Vice-Chair2009 - 2010
Minnesota Family Law LeagueN/A2008 - 2012
Ramsey County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - 2012
Hennepin County Low Fee Family Law ProjectN/A2008 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re the Matter of: Calvin James Omtvedt, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Amanda Marie Jansen, Appellant.Affirmed district court decision in favor of client
In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: T. A. L. B. and T. M., ParentsUpheld on appeal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
Drake UniversityInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
What's Hot and What's Not in Family LawAlternative Representation Options in Family Law2013
Solo/Small Breakfast CLEsFlat-Fee/Unbundled Legal Representation2013
Family Law League Lunch and LearnAlternative Representation Options in Family Law2013
Divorce Day CampPractical and Ethical Considerations of Limited Scope or Fixed Fee Representation2013