Skip to main content

Alison Greene

Divorce and separation Attorney at Vancouver, WA

4.8   20 reviews

also known as Ali

Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Alison

Learn Alison’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    20%

    32 years

  2. Child custody
    20%

    32 years

  3. Child support
    20%
    Child support modifications, prior to college and for college.

    32 years

  4. Divorce and separation
    20%

    32 years

  5. Family
    20%

    32 years

QUALITY DIVORCE AND FAMILY ATTORNEY FOR CLARK COUNTY. COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE! CALL 360-869-0632

I have been practicing in Clark County Washington since 1989.  My love for the law started when I was in elementary school in Southern California.  After high school, I attended Southern Methodist University for college and Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law. I am dedicated in providing quality legal services in family law cases.  

Awards

Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

Photos and videos

Dolce and I at Westminster Dog Show in New York, 2017.
Amore flying over the jump at an agility trial.

Location

Law Office of Alison Greene PLLC
1409 Franklin Street
Suite 213
Vancouver, WA, 98660

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Christopher | May 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, professional and impeccable integrity
I work in the legal profession as a consultant to litigators and work with lawyers every day in numerous personal and professional matters related to my employment. Ali was recommended to me by a friend whose ex-wife had been represented by Ali in his divorce. When someone you trust recommends the lawyer their ex-wife used against them, that is a strong endorsement of competence. As things turned out, Ali was better than advertised! Ali represented me in my divorce and I found her to be organized, thoughtful and competent. She was direct, honest and came up with pragmatic solutions to the challenges of my divorce. She was very efficient in her time and my outcome was better than I ever would have anticipated based on interviews I had with other potential attorneys. My results were outstanding, quick and relatively drama free. I came out of the divorce with the assets I needed and a spousal support payment that was multiples less than I expected. My ex never worked a full day in our over two decades of marriage despite having a graduate degree and ample time to pursue her interests. Ali's connectivity to the local legal community including the judge that assisted our mediation gave me comfort that her experience combined with her professional approach would ensure that a life changing divorce would not ruin the years of hard work I put in to build my career. When the dust settled I came out with short-term spousal support payments of less than 10% of my take home pay and retained a significant portion of my hard earned retirement assets. Here is the great part- my ex-wife paid more than triple my fees to her attorneys who were from a large firm. They utilized numerous tactics to extend, delay and find ways to charge her more fees. It was blatant and bordered on corrupt and certainly unprofessional. They went down rabbit holes and made requests they knew to be bogus just to be able to charge her more fees. The entire time Ali represented me well and refused to give in or play their games. I appreciate everything Ali and Tina did for me during one of the most difficult times in my life. I am thankful to have come out the other side of this better, happier and financially stable. I STRONGLY recommend Ali to anyone who wants a tough, no-nonsense attorney to protect them.
Read less
Posted by Ricardo | July 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alison fights for moms and dads
When I first watched Alison in court, she was arguing strongly on behalf of a mother trying to get more child support and convinced the judge to give her client more support. I knew I wanted her to represent me since the lawyer I had at the time seemed disengaged with my case. As a dad I was in an uphill battle to get my rights to my kids and not be taken for all my money, but I was not savvy about the law or my rights as a father. Alison was good for me. She understands the law and knows my rights. She let me know she believed my story and fully supported my desires. She taught me that I have rights and she fought for those rights on my behalf. I now spend a lot of time with my kids and just beginning to get back on my feet financially. Alison’s assistant Tina was amazing and a pleasure to work with. I never felt foolish asking any questions to these ladies.
Read less
Posted by Andrey | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Alison and her team are amazing, I am so lucky i had Alison on my side someone who is so experienced and knowledgeable she helped me in my case with my three children, Without Alison i don't even want to imagine where i would be, i have and will always recommend Alison to family and friends.
Posted by Britnee | March 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
INCREDIBLE FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY!!!!
Ali has been working my case for a number of years, and she will always fight for your best interest. It has been incredible to work with her and see her interact with the judges and other attorneys. She is highly respected by everyone, and always has your best interest at heart, but will also be incredibly honest with how things look and what you should expect, not giving false hope or empty promises. So grateful to Ali and Tina for all of their hard work and would recommend her to ANYONE!
Read less
Posted by Nicole | February 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alison and her assistant Tina are AMAZING
I've been with Alison twice in the past 10 years. Once for my divorce, child support and custody of my son, and then a couple years ago for mediation. She's fair, she listens to her clients, and sticks by her words with what she's doing in your case. She will fight for what her client wants. I am truly grateful for both her and Tina. There's no doubt in my mind that I would seek her assistance again in the future.
Read less
Posted by Brett | June 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer/assistant duo
Ali and Tina are are a dynamic duo that get things done. They are considerate, professional, straight-forward and no none-sense. They keep you updated at all times. They are fair and by the book. Ali was highly recommended to me by another well-respected attorney.
Posted by Amber | May 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired twice
Ali and Tina are the best pair together to get matters handled. I hired them in 2010 after my ex-husband made major life changes by taking my former stepson full time and changing our son together schedule in the process. Ali helped me understand my position of a former step mom and better align my biological son's schedule. 10 years later my son's father was causing issues again. Ali and Tina were compassionate and caring to help me adjust our parenting agreement to best suit our son. Ali and Tina are wonderful and professional. I recommend them to anyone going through a family matter.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great initial consult
I have a CS case in WA state (Clark County) that is eligible for moving down to OR. Tina, Alison's assistant, was able to secure a phone consultation with Alison within a very reasonable about of time, and was very friendly as well. After carefully listening and offering well thought out response to my questions, Alison suggested that I consult with an attorney licensed in OR since the law and considerations are slightly different than WA state. She gave high kudos to the attorney I asked about who has expertise in both states, which was quite reassuring. If I need a CS attorney only for the state of WA, I will definitely return to Alison.
Read less
Posted by Vitaliy | February 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not only a wonderful lawyer but a great person
Ms. Greene took on a case of mine knowing that I am from Florida but my ex and kids in Washington it was a short notice case that needed 24/7 non stop work ! Ms. Greene has a great team her Assistant Tina responds to my emails immediately! Ms. Greene knew my financial situation and worked with me on the price ! Ms. Greene took care of everything promptly in the middle of the case I was hospitalized with a heart failure and knew that I could reply on her to finish off the case ! Ms. Greene and Tina is some one definitely can rely on and know some justice will be heard and served the courts desicion was fairly made!
Read less
Posted by Mike | January 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Alison Greene and her assistant Tina were amazing. I was totally lost before I hired Alison and her team. They got me prepared for what was about to come, and I no longer felt worried about losing my kids like my ex threatened to do. I was comfortable giving them everything I had with confidence. Without them I don't know what I would have done. I went through hell and back before reaching out to Alison. I will 100% be hiring her again if I ever have to go back to court. Thank you so much for the help you have given me.
Read less
Posted by Ed | October 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
Allison helped us with a child custody issue. She explained the details of how to proceed and was with us every step of the way. Her Staff and Allison are very compassionate and took into account our feelings and provided us with options we did not know existed. As a result our Grand Son now lives with us and is now on his way to a productive life and a real chance to succeed. Thank You Thank You Thank You.
Read less
Posted by Dan | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
Ali was attentive to the details of my case from the start, and was very thorough in guiding the process each step of the way. Her representation of me as a Dad, yielded an outcome that was exceptional, compared to what could have been expected in the state of WA.
Posted by Jennifer | September 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is a BAD ASS!!
I used Alison as my attorney for my divorce. She doesnt waste your time or sugar coat anything. My ex was absolutely crazy and she gave me confidence to stand up for myself. I wasn't afraid because I had her on my side. She is quick witted and sharpe. I felt very comfortable with her, I wasn't worried about exposing any detail of my volatile relationship with my Ex. I would not use anyone but her if I ever needed another attorney.
Read less
Posted by Sergey | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
I came in for help with child support issues, Alison helped me fill out the orders and look through all the rest of the legal. Very nice and personal, I enjoyed working with her.
Posted by Jeremy and April Richardson | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney for the self employed
Ali and her assistant Tina were wonderful in helping me with my child support modification. I'm self employed, and the state along with my daughters mother were trying to base my income incorrectly by using my gross business receipts instead of my actual income from the business. Ali and Tina worked with my wife and accountant to come up with the correct income that should be used cutting what the state and my daughters mother was suggesting I pay in half. Ali was fair in court and didn't try to take away what was owed to my daughters mother, but made sure that what I was paying was a justifiable amount based on my actual income. My daughter is 18 now so we no longer have to worry about support adjustments, but if I did we would hire Ali again - no questions asked! If I had to describe this team with one word it would be "integrity". Ali is very well respected by the judges which was obvious during our proceedings. I can't say enough about how thankful my wife and I are for Ali and Tina's help.
Read less
Posted by Steffanie | February 22, 2013
HONEST AND TRUSTWORTHY
Alison Greene is an attorney you can trust, she is efficient and won't waste your money and time arguing over the small stuff. This is what makes an honest divorce lawyer because clients are usually in an emotional state of mind, placing themselves at risk of being taken advantage of. Alison Greene is one that will not do that to a client and will take the time to remind you to pick and choose your battles and that everyone loses something in a divorce, she won't egg you on by assuring you that because you were wronged we can get you the moon and the stars if you will just hang in there.
Read less
Posted by Laura | February 20, 2013
Unmatched integrity, professionalism and genuine compassion
Alison represented me in my divorce. I divorced a local attorney. I was both devastated and terrified as I could no longer trust my then husband and had no idea what I was facing by filing for divorce. Alison and her assistant Tina made me feel some relief as they explained how I could file and have him served without him knowing until he was served and I was protected. I was extremely fearful of my ex as he was extremely controlling, especially with money. I was terrified he would empty the bank accounts and change the locks on me. Fortunately, Alison was able to explain the process to me in terms I could understand and with a human compassion rarely seen from people in the legal field. Despite the circumstances, I felt reassured and safe and ready to face a divorce. I believe that integrity is who you are when nobody is looking. My ex tried to pull the typical crap in a divorce case such as "under reporting" his income by some 80%. Alison did not tolerate this behavior, especially from a peer and threatened to report his actions to the Washington State Bar Association. This demonstrates to me her high integrity and ethical conduct in not only holding herself accountable to the standards of professional conduct, but enforcing it as well. Alison and her assistant Tina were very responsive to my many e-mails and phone calls during the initial phase of my divorce when your life is falling apart and you don't know which way is up. It was extremely comforting to know "there was someone on my side" and kept me informed of the status and what everything meant. She was even concerned about my dogs and what would happen to them! Divorce and any other form of litigation is one of the most stressful things to ever have to go through. I would not wish it on anyone. But, I will and have recommended Alison to friends and family and will continue to do so.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2012
Wonderful Attorney and Person
Ms. Greene has represented me several times over the last 10 years in modifications of child support and parenting plan for my children. She and her assistant Tina, are knowledgeable, resourceful and there every time I have needed them. I have not had to worry at all about things getting done. I would recommend her to anyone who needs someone to take care of them through the course of their case.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I hired Ali to handle my divorce on the recommendation of a friend. She was easy to work with and answered all my questions quickly and professionally and made the divorce process as easy as it could be. She advised me of all my options as my divorce was a long and drawn out process.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2012
Really bad experience that could have cost me my children.
Alison Greene represented me in a recent divorce case. Not only was there no follow up during the case progression, but frequently Ms. Greene showed up to 1 hour late to our scheduled meetings. Many times she would confuse my case with other clients that she represented. On a few occasions she would refer to me by the wrong name or ask me to pronounce it for her. "Kathy" is not to difficult to pronounce for anyone. After thousands of dollars spent on a divorce attorney, I terminated our relationship and sought other representation. My new Attorney was "Night & Day" above what I was used to with Ms. Greene. In my opinion, a divorce proceeding is one of single most stressful life situations one must go through. My recommendation would be to steer clear of this attorney, if you want reasonable and professional representation. I have placed my review anonymously in fear of retaliation by my former attorney. This should give you some indication of what i think of her tactics and integrity.
Read less
Response from Alison Greene April 12, 2013
Unfortunately, I do not recall this past client. For a long time I have thought about which client of mine this could have been. There is no client that I have represented in the past that matches this fact pattern. I have never been contacted by this person to discuss specific issues. I have represented hundreds of clients over the years. I attempt to keep a prompt schedule with my clients. There may be times that my appointment run a little longer than expected or court runs a little late. I cannot remember a single incident where I was over an hour late to an appointment. I am troubled that even a single client has issues with my representation and did not contact me to discuss.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 285-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • member
  • Law Office of Alison Greene PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • member
  • Roe & Greene PLLC
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Member
  • Weber Gunn PLLC
  • 1992 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Johnson and Vomacka
  • 1989 - 1992
View all work experience

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Associations

  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Past Treasurer and Secretary
  • N/A
  • St Helens Washington Women Lawyers
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Clark County Superior Court
  • Pro Tem Commissioner
  • N/A
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Past trustee
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Past Trustee
  • 1993 - 1995
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Alison
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Alison Greene is one of the best family law attorneys in SW Washington and does an excellent job for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
View more endorsements

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Vancouver Divorce and separation Lawyer Alison Greene
Alison Greene
Divorce and separation Attorney
Vancouver, WA
Licensed for 34 years
Virtual consultation available