Allyson Quay


Attorney Allyson Quay is an Associate Attorney for Ellison Law LLC. She attended law school with Attorney David Ellison. While in law school, both Attorney Ellison and Attorney Quay recognized each other's passion for criminal defense. 

Now 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.

Allyson is licensed to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, the United States Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. She was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2021-2023. 

Allyson believes in treating people with respect and dignity at all times. Understanding that being arrested 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. 


  • 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
  • 10/10 Would Recommend

    "I never took the time to thank a lawyer after representing me because I always felt like they could have done more , they just was doing their job pretty much but Allyson Quay , she was very attentive, and I mean really on top of everything going above and beyond and everything she did and said ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • Very Knowledgeable and Professional

    "David Ellison and Allyson Quay are very knowledgeable and professional. They are a great to work with. Allyson helped me with my case and was able to obtain a great result! I am very happy with the deal I got. I highly recommend Law Office of David Ellison. Thank you so much for everything!" Vi...
  • Great Experience Highly Recommend

    "I had a great experience hiring the law office of David Ellison .The attorney Allyson Quay that represented me was excellent ,and was able to get the results I wanted .I highly recommend hiring the law office of David Ellison for your legal needs ." Via Google
  • 10 out of 10 Recommend

    "just want to say i couldn't find any lawyers to actually take my case seriously, alyson was the only one that not only reached back out to me but also got me my license back saving me half a year on my suspension. ten out of ten recommend and will never need to find another lawyer for traffic co...
  • You're in Good Hands!

    "I had the pleasure of being represented by Allyson Quay last month. What would normally have been a stressful experience was made much easier thanks to her assistance. She is confident, reassuring and very knowledgeable. I immediately recommended her services to a friend who's also very thankful...
  • Clear, Honest and Sincere Attorneys

    "Attorney David Ellison and his colleague Attorney Allyson Quay were extremely professional. My dad received a citation and they guided us through the legal process every step of the way with clarity, honesty, and sincerity. Allyson appeared on his behalf in the hearings and the case was eventual...
  • Can't Recommend Them Enough

    "Thank you attorney Allison and attorney David Ellison for their diligent work on my case. I had received a traffic violation in the State of RI and she kept me informed throughout the entire process. Was able to get the case dismissed, which isn't always the case so I'm over the moon with my res...
  • Great Experience

    "I had a great experience in working with Allyson and she did her best to get things right, I would recommend her to get tickets handled in Rhode Island." Via Google
  • Exceptional Legal Support Leading to Client's Overwhelming Gratitude and Appreciation

    I cannot express my utmost gratitude and overall Appreciation to Allyson Quay of David Ellison law. I contacted a family lawyer who referred me to a former law school colleague. Unsure of whether or not this could be taken on, as was super short notice, like 3 days in advance short… I called. All...
  • Exemplary Legal Representation: A Grateful Client's Journey with Ellison Law's Dedication, Expertise, and Compassion

    "I am compelled to express my profound gratitude to attorneys Allyson Quay and David for their exceptional legal representation that resulted in the successful dismissal of my recent traffic court ticket. Their expertise, dedication, and strategic approach not only secured a favorable outcome but...
  • The Best

    "Good people, professional service the best." Via Google
  • My Attorney for Life

    "Allyson Quay is my attorney for life. I had a really tough situation that required alot of sorting out. Allyson fought like crazy, and I walked with a dismissal. I could not be happier. I highly recommend Allyson Quay. Thanks again!" 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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