Allison's Profile

Allison is Of Counsel in Maynard Cooper’s Cybersecurity & Privacy practice group. She assists clients with cybersecurity risk assessments, cybersecurity incident response planning, cybersecurity and privacy compliance, and data breach response.

Allison previously worked with Maynard Cooper’s Corporate Section in the areas of corporate transactions, commercial lending, and real estate matters.

Prior to joining Maynard Cooper, Allison worked in private practice with another law firm for over eight years where she represented hundreds of businesses throughout the Gulf Coast and helped them obtain compensation for their economic losses as a result of the BP oil spill. Immediately upon graduating from law school, Allison served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Rick Stout in the 13th Judicial Circuit of Mobile County, Alabama.

Allison holds a B.A., cum laude, from Tulane University and a J.D., cum laude, from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. While in law school, Allison studied in Lyon, France and is fluent in conversational French.

Allison's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • NAMI Mobile, current board member and Past-President of the Mobile chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
  • NAMI Alabama, current board member

Bar Admissions

State Bar: Alabama, Louisiana

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern), Louisiana (Eastern)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Fifth Circuit

U.S. Bankruptcy Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)

  • Louisiana State University
    • (2009, J.D., cum laude)

  • Tulane University
    • (2006, B.A., cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to welcome Caroleene Hardee Dobson and Allison White Smalley to the Firm’s Real Estate practice, and Krishana Pleasant to the Firm’s Commercial Lending practice. “Caroleene, Krishana and Allison are talented attorneys with diverse backgrounds in real estate and corporate matters. We are glad to...

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