Alison Whitney Talbert

Alison Whitney Talbert

Attorney
Location:
Gainesville, Florida
Phone:
352-519-4138
800-615-9611
Fax:
352-373-1134
Email:

Alison Talbert is happy to be practicing law in her hometown since 1990.  She has served as an Assistant State Attorney litigating cases from 1990 until 2001, when she began private practice with Wershow & Schneider, then becoming a partner in 2005.  She practices in the areas of family law, collaborative law, criminal defense and dependency.  She finds her undergraduate degree in psychology and prior counseling experience help her interact with clients who are going through a difficult time.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • DCF/Dependency Cases
  • Collaborative Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1990

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - September, 1990
    • Honors: Book Award, Legal Drafting Spring 1989
    • Honors: Book Award, Admiralty, Fall 1988
    • Honors: High Honors, Spring 1990, Fall, 1990
    • Honors: Honors, Fall, 1989, Spring, 1988
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.A. - December, 1984
    • Honors: Dean's List Fall 1983 and Summer 1983
    • Major: Psychology
  • FSU Campus, London, England

Classes/Seminars

  • Intern Director (Law Students), State Attorney's Office, 2001
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Florida College of Law, 2003, 2007, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Junior League of Gainesville, Active Member, 1989 - Present
  • 8th Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Program, Advocate, 1984 - 1998
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorney's Association, Education Committee, 1999 - 2001
  • Ronald McDonald House, Gainesville, Board Member, 2011- Present/Vice President of Board, 2012 - Present
  • Gainesville Collaborative Divorce Team, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • State of Florida, State Attorney's Office, Assistant State Attorney, Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1990 - 2001
  • University Hospital, Mental Health Specialist, 1985 - 1986
  • Jones Carter and Singer, Law Clerk, 1990
  • Felony Intake Attorney, 2000
  • Felony Trial Attorney, 1993 - 2000
  • Traffic Division, Lead Attorney, 1992
  • County Court Attorney, 1990 - 1992
  • Wershow, Schneider, Arroyo & Talbert PA, 2001 - 2012

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Delta Pi