Allison Mahoney

Allison Mahoney is the Founder and Managing Attorney of ALM Law. She has over a decade’s worth of experience litigating on behalf of survivors of civil rights violations, intimate partner violence, child abuse/neglect, and sexual abuse. Allison began her legal career at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where she was a member of the firm’s pro bono committee and represented survivors of sexual abuse and intimate partner violence from around the world. She was later a prosecutor in New York City and investigated sex crimes, public corruption, and human trafficking rings. For the next several years, Allison worked at Lawyers for Children, Inc. and represented children in foster care in New York City in various family court proceedings. As LFC’s Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Project Attorney, she carried a specialized caseload and served as the in-house legal expert for cases involving those sensitive issues. Allison was most recently the Interim Deputy Director at A Better Childhood, where she investigated child welfare systems across the country, formed partnerships with local organizations and national law firms, and filed class action lawsuits on behalf of foster children, alleging violations of their civil and federal statutory rights. Allison is on the board of directors at Response, a nonprofit organization that works with survivors of domestic and sexual abuse in the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado. Allison served as the Secretary of the New York City Bar Association’s Children & the Law Committee and is the Chair of Fordham University’s School of Law Government and Public Interest Affinity Group. She is also part of a working group to reimagine intimate partner violence services for abusers. The goal of the working group is to change abusers’ behaviors and stop the cycle of trauma. Allison is admitted to practice law in Colorado; New York; Washington, D.C.; the Eastern District of New York; the Southern District of New York; and before the Supreme Court of the United States.