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Allison L. Harrison
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Allison L. Harrison

I work with clients to get to know the short and long term goals. While the problem at hand may be short term issue (resolve a lawsuit) I work with the business owner to implement polices to prevent the issue from happening again. I do my best to be down to earth and explain everything in plain English. I also strive to keep billing straight forward and reasonable.
Allison L. Harrison Law
(2 Attorneys)
www.alharrisonlaw.com

AREAS OF LAW:
Lawsuits and Appeals
Small Business Law and Litigation

LOCATION:
100 E BROAD ST
Suite 320
COLUMBUS, OH 43215
Downtown

YEARS OF PRACTICE:
10 years

PHONE:
6144401395

FAX:
6043088133

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

Running my own law firm helped me understand better the needs and struggles of small busines owners. It is one thing to advise a client on how to fire an employee and document it correctly, it is another to fire and document it yourself. Understanding all of the administrative work that goes into running a company has helped me focus my advice to be more practical. 

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

My family was full on entreprneuers - its in my blood. I know how much of business owners put their heart and soul into their work. I want to be there to help the owner when they hit a speed bump. I understand how much any legal issue can take you away from the business and want to make that process as easy as possible. 

I also believe that businesses owners work hard and should be paid for their services. This has driven my work in collections, helping businesses get paid for all their hard work. 

What makes your law firm unique?

We typically are called in by clients when their is a problem - they were sued or received a bad check. We work with the business to solve that issue and work to implement policies to prevent it from happening again. 

We also work to provide easy to implement policies and procedures. What may work for a company of 50 does not work for a company of 5. We taylor our advice to make it less disruptive to our Client to implement. 

 

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

I recenlty purchased a peloton bike and have been cycling like crazy - it might be my new hobby. I also love to ski and golf. Outside of those activities, I love to cook. With the restuarants closed due to COVID I expanded my repirotre to include a lot more seafood. 

Describe your charitable activities.

I am the President of the Diversity Chamber of Central Ohio, the LGBT chamber of commerce in Columbus. Outside of my work for the chamber, I also regluarly particpate in or donate to the Human Rights Campagin, Columbus Urban Leauge, and American Cancer Society. I volunteer with Legal Aid on not-for-profit corporation work and business formation for low income individuals. 

Lawsuits and Appeals
  • Consumer and Lemon Law
  • Contract Disputes
  • Lawsuit Defense
  • Small Claims
Small Business Law and Litigation
  • Antitrust and Trade
  • Collections
  • Commercial and Contract Law
  • Commercial Money Collections
  • Franchising
  • Non-Competition and Trade Secrets
  • Patents and Trademarks
Degree

University of Michigan
Bachelors, 2004

Capital University Law School
Juris Doctorate, 2007

Bar Association Membership

Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
National Association of Dealer Counsel

Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Certifications

LGBTE Certified Business

Board/Committee Membership

LGBT Bar Committee

Bar Admission Date

2010-01-01

Licensed In

Ohio (2010), #0086324
Michigan (2011), #P75345

Summary of Firm

We strive to explain the most complex legal issues in an easy to understand manner and implement solutions that work for our clients. We know and love that our Client's goals may be different and we work with you to ensure our advice works for your businesses short and long term goals.

We are in it for the long haul. We help our Clients start their business, through the growing pains, and in succession planning. We love our Clients because we work with and get to know each of them through the life cycle of their business.

Our team does more than just defend Clients from lawsuits (though we do that too). We go further to identify what policies or procedures could be created or improved to fix or prevent the problem from happening again. We know prevention is always cheaper and less disruptive to our Client’s businesses.

Summary of Previous Employment

Director of Legal Affairs, Michigan Automotive Dealers Association 2010 - 2012

Associate Attorney, MacMurray, Petersen & Shuster 2012 - 2014

Attorney, Allison L. Harrison Law, LLC 2014 - Present 

Free Initial Consultation?

Initial 15 minute conusltation is free of charge. 

Typical Retainer Fees

Retainers vary by client and type of work. Collection cases are typically billed on a contingency ranging from 33% - 20%. Hourly fees range from $250 - $300. 

 

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