Alison Whitney Talbert
  • Attorney
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Location:

Gainesville, FL

Phone:

Fax:

352-373-1134

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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. - 09/1990
    • 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. - 12/1984
    • Honors: Dean's List Fall 1983 and Summer 1983
    • Major: Psychology
  • FSU Campus, London

Classes/Seminars

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Junior League of Gainesville, Active Member, 1989
  • 8th Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Program, Advocate, 1984 to 1998
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorney's Association, Education Committee, 1999 to 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 to 2001
  • University Hospital, Mental Health Specialist, 1985 to 1986
  • Jones Carter and Singer, Law Clerk, 1990 to 1990
  • Felony Intake Attorney, 2000 to 2000
  • Felony Trial Attorney, 1993 to 2000
  • Traffic Division, Lead Attorney, 1992 to 1992
  • County Court Attorney, 1990 to 1992
  • Wershow, Schneider, Arroyo & Talbert PA, 2001 to 2012

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Delta Pi

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