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Allyson Quay

Attorney Allyson Quay is a criminal defense and civil litigator who is licensed to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, the United States Supreme Court and the US District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

An experienced criminal defense attorney, Allyson has focused on driving offenses, representing clients charged with Driving Under the Influence/ Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test as well as other misdemeanors and felonies. Allyson handles cases beginning at arrest when the client is in police custody through arraignment, motions to suppress, negotiations, trial, and appeals.   Being charged with a crime can have significant collateral consequences beyond the court room. Using a holistic approach, Allyson works with clients to understand their unique circumstances from CDL issues, to security clearances, to immigration consequences, etc. to try and minimize potential harm.

As a civil litigator, she has extensive experience handling civil lawsuits including contract disputes, construction litigation, zoning appeals and personal injury matters. 

Allyson believes in treating people with respect and dignity at all times.  Understanding that being arrested or being sued can cause stress, fear and anxiety, she puts an emphasis on explaining the process to her clients and answering questions and phone calls to ensure effective communication.

Allyson is a lifelong Rhode Island resident who graduated from Roger Williams University School of Law, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island.  Allyson is active in the community and works to provide legal support to many local community groups. She has won the Dorothy Lohman Community Service Award from the Rhode Island Bar Association and the People's Advocate Award from the RI Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. She has also been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.


  • Great lawyer and Great Person

    "Alyson is a great lawyer and a great person. I highly recommend her to everyone." Via Google 
  • Professional and Thorough

    "Thank you for your excellent representation of my interests. A wonderful colleague of the Law Office of David Ellison, Allyson Quay, was a pleasure to deal with. Her professionalism, attention to detail, thoroughness, legal expertise, her sense of propriety are admirable! Allyson obtained the de...

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