Allison Christensen concentrates her practice in litigation, focusing on Southwest Florida (Collier and Lee Counties) but also throughout the State of Florida. She embraces the opportunities that litigation presents to resolve disputes among people who are unable to do so themselves. Patient, dedicated and resourceful, Allison works to give a voice to people whose interests are not being considered and, especially in the probate litigation area, often allows her to ensure that decedents’ plans are protected after they pass away, providing both comfort and security for her clients.
Allison provides strategic counseling and legal advice on a variety of matters, including contested wills and trusts (e.g. undue influence and capacity challenges), estate and trust administrations, surviving spousal rights and elective share disputes, commercial litigation, business disputes, business torts, business transactions, guardianship litigation, real estate and construction contracts and appeals. Uniquely, Allison also has experience in securities, sports and intellectual property law, which allows her to “issue-spot” and collaborate with other attorneys as needed, to provide customized counsel for her clients and to help them realize their goals.
Allison is licensed in Florida and Michigan.
Allison was born in Michigan, where she resided for 28 years. She and her husband reside in Naples with their two daughters and two dogs.
Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 2009
Honors & Activities: Three-Time Dean’s Scholar, Merit Scholar Recipient; Student Bar Association Board of Governors, President; Scott Barris Mock Trial Competition Finalist; Student Bar Association Board of Governors Ambulance Chase Charity Committee, Chair; Student Bar Association Board of Governors, Secretary; Student Bar Association Board of Governors, President’s Award Recipient; Sports & Entertainment Law Society, Co-Founder and Vice President; Student Bar Association Board of Governors, Representative-at-Large
University of Michigan, B.A., Psychology and Criminal Justice, with honors, 2006
Honors & Activities: Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity International, Member and Vice President; Undergraduate Psychology Society, Member; University of Michigan Relay for Life Team, Member; Delta Epsilon Iota National Honor Fraternity, Member and Treasurer; University Students Against Cancer, Member; University Make-A-Wish Foundation, Member
Humane Society of Naples, Member, 2016-present; Annual Pet Lovers’ Gala Committee, Member, 2014-2018; Pawfessionals Young Executives, President, 2018-present, Vice President, 2017-18.
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Member, ZOObilee Planning Committee, 2016
Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Member, Planned Giving Committee, 2015-present
Naples Art Association, Member, Goddess Night Planning Committee, 2015-2017
Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2014-present; Matching Needs Committee, Member, 2014-2019
Young Professionals of Naples, Member, 2013-2019
Hahn Loeser’s Women’s Leadership Initiative Committee, Member, 2016; 2019-2020
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, Former Executive Committee Member and General Counsel
Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers®, Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2021-22
Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers®, 2018 and 2019
AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell
Top Lawyer, Naples Illustrated, Business Litigation, 2018, 2020-21; Commercial Litigation 2021
40 Under 40 Honoree, Gulfshore Business, 2018
Naples Chamber of Commerce, Growing Associates in Naples™ (GAIN™) Program, 2014
State of Florida, 2013; State of Michigan, 2009
U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Florida, 2013, Middle District of Florida, 2013 and Eastern District of Michigan, 2010; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2010
Collier County Women’s Bar Association, Member, 2013-present; Board of Directors, Member, 2015-present; Executive Committee, Member, 2019 – present; Vice President, 2021 – present; Board Secretary, 2019 – 2021; Membership Committee, Chair, 2015-2019
Florida Bar Association, Probate & Trust Litigation Committee, Member, 2015-present; Probate Law and Procedure Committee, Member, 2015-present
Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar Association, Member, 2015-present
Collier County Bar Association, Member, 2013-present
Florida Bar Association, Member, Real Property, Probate Trust Law Section, 2013-present
Florida Bar Association, Mentor, Young Lawyers Division, 2013-2019
American Bar Association, Member, 2009-present
Michigan Bar Association, Member, 2009-present
Thomas S. Biggs American Inns of Court, Member, 2013-2015; 2019-2020