Allyson is a seasoned trial attorney with fifteen years of experience who represents people who have been injured by the carelessness of others.

Allyson used to defend these sorts of lawsuits, but when her husband was seriously injured in a bicycle accident, she experienced first-hand the huge difference it makes having the help of a great lawyer. Her practice is 100% dedicated to helping victims of negligence get the compensation they deserve so they can recover and move forward with their lives.

Allyson spent fifteen years litigating negligence cases on behalf of hospitals and insurance companies. She understands how these institutions work. Because of this experience, Allyson is uniquely able to counsel clients regarding what the law entitles them to after an accident. She believes a client’s sick leave, vacation time, and medical insurance should not benefit the careless person’s insurance company.

Allyson has enjoyed remarkable success settling and trying cases in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia and has been recognized in the District of Columbia as a Superlawyer, Rising Star. She believes firmly in the value of teamwork and works closely with her May Lightfoot colleagues so every client has the benefit of the team’s wide range of personal injury expertise. Allyson’s courtroom experience, knowledge of the law, and dogged determination enable her to obtain excellent results for her clients.

Allyson lives in Southeast DC with her husband and three boys. When she isn’t practicing law, you can probably find her driving her kids to soccer practice or volunteering at their school or church.


  • Virginia Bar, 2005 
  •  District of Columbia Bar, 2006 
  •  Maryland Bar, 2013


  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Angelo State University, B.A., Government, 1999


  • District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Women’s Bar Association 
  • American Association for Justice 
  • Trustee’s Committee, Capitol Hill United Methodist Church


  • Medical malpractice 
  • Wrongful death 
  • Nursing home negligence 
  • Motor vehicle accidents 
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents