Allison is a Partner with Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Buffalo office, where she focuses her practice on all aspects of military and national security law. She represents clients at all levels of military criminal law from investigations to adverse actions and separation boards all the way to courts-martial and appeals to the service courts and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. She also handles a variety of administrative actions such as discharge upgrades, corrections to military records, line of duty investigations, medical disability processing, ROTC disenrollment actions, obtaining/appealing VA benefits decisions, and contesting debt actions with DFAS.
Allison also provides security clearance representation on matters ranging from assisting clients in proactively disclosing information to avoid issues, completing applications, responding to Statements of Reason, and attending revocation hearings. She has prevailed in a variety of cases, but she primarily works matters involving alleged violations of the Adjudicative Guidelines concerning personal conduct, drug involvement and substance misuse, handling protected information, and use of information technology. Allison is also a member of the National Security Lawyers Association (NSLA).
Prior to joining Tully Rinckey PLLC, Allison spent seven years in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. Most recently, she was a military and civil law attorney-advisor for U.S. Army Europe. Allison advised senior ranking AR15-6 investigating officers, reviewed completed investigations, advised on inspector general investigations and reviewed financial liability for property loss investigations for legality and regulatory compliance. She also managed the Financial Disclosure Management system by advising and assisting personnel with ethical matters and ensuring appropriate disclosures were made in compliance with the program.
Additionally, Allison served as a trial defense counsel for the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg where she defended Service Members in both felony and misdemeanor cases as well as in non-judicial punishment actions and adverse personnel actions. Allison also served as a trial counsel for the Army in the Republic of Korea, where she prosecuted felony and misdemeanor charges and presided over officer and enlisted separation hearings.
Allison received her juris doctorate from Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. She received a master’s degree in diplomacy from Norwich University.
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