Allison's Profile

Allison is Of Counsel in Maynard Cooper’s Cybersecurity & Privacy practice group. She assists clients with cybersecurity incident response planning, cybersecurity and privacy compliance, data breach response, and cybersecurity risk assessments, including frequently performing risk assessments for private equity portfolio companies.

Allison has acted as trusted business counsel for a diverse array of companies for over a decade. She 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 a Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Rick Stout in the Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama, where she observed countless trials and motion hearings and assisted the Judge in overseeing his civil caseload.

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 Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Litigation - Real Estate (2022)

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


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 27, 2021


Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce that its Cybersecurity and Privacy practice has been recognized among a select group of 16 firms as the “best of the best” in cybersecurity and data privacy litigation. The Firm was included among Cybersecurity/Data Privacy litigation leaders featured in the BTI...

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys...

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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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