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.