Allison W. Maxim

Allison W. Maxim

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Allison W. Maxim

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Biography

Allison joined Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh after owning and operating her own successful divorce and family law firm in St. Paul for just shy of 10 years. Allison has a dynamic divorce and family law practice focused on complex child custody and financial matters, and interstate and international child custody and divorce. Allison is a tough lawyer who draws on her advanced degree in psychology as well as her law degree to help clients navigate complicated family circumstances that require excellent legal service. She takes a problem-solving approach to her cases and works closely with each client to develop a strategy that will maximize results. Allison is a compassionate legal advisor as well as an intense and effective advocate. Whether advocating in settlement negotiations or in the courtroom - as your trusted advisor, Allison will have your back.

After growing up in Pennsylvania, attending college in Ohio, and residing in Washington DC for a couple of years, Allison happily adopted Minnesota as her permanent home. She attended graduate school, obtaining a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology before continuing her education at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Allison enjoys hiking, biking, and kayaking with her husband, Nick, doing yoga, reading, eating Nick's delicious meals, and spending time with her family and friends.

Education

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Psychology
  • Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
    • M.A. - 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2012

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Court
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney at Volunteer Lawyers Network, 2012 to Present

Honors

  • Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 – 2013