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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.


  • Super nice and friendly

    "Allyson was great! Super nice and friendly! I needed some last minute legal advice and she reached out immediately on a weekend!! Answered my questions & eased my mind on some legal issues I was dealing with! I would highly recommend this law firm." Via Google
  • Very Professional and Helpful

    "Firstly, I'd like to say thank you to Allyson Quay for representing me. She was very professional and very helpful with my court cases. I highly recommend the Law Office of David Ellison and having Allyson as your lawyer." Via Google
  • Fights on clients behalf

    "Attorney Allyson Quay did an excellent job today. She is very human and very intelligent. super hard worker and fighter. I loved her work and if I had another situation in my life I would love for her to be my representative again." Via Google
  • Attorney Quay was Clear, Transparent, and Nice

    "Allison did an amazing job with my traffic case. She was very clear transparent and overall very nice. She helped me through the process and explained every step on the way." Via Google
  • 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...
  • Guided Me Through Every Step

    "I would've never thought I'd have to step foot inside a court room. My attorney Allyson Quay guided me through every step of the way and always kept me updated with what was happening. My case involved my job being on the line and with the help of Allyson my case was DISMISSED. Thank you so much...
  • Recommend Both Allyson and David

    "Allyson was very helpful in my traffic violation case. She took time to understand the case, gather evidence needed, and ultimately made sure it was dismissed. I would definitely recommend both Allyson and David to anyone seeking council in the future!" Via Google
  • Very Patient and Understanding

    "Allyson Quay represented my husband at the RI Traffic Tribunal and assisted him in getting his case dismissed. David Ellison initially responded to our request for legal assistance and communicated on my behalf to the police when I was very stressed and worried. It was a great relief in a diffic...

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