Alison Allman, Esquire
Alison Lehan Allman is provides educational advocacy and legal services out of the principle headquarters of Special Education Law and Advocacy in St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition to her own cases in special education law, she supports the work of the senior attorney, Mark S. Kamleiter and the work of the law firm in general.
Ms. Allman is a native Floridian, born and raised in Tampa, where she still resides with her husband, Pat. Ms. Allman attended both private and public schools in south Tampa, and is a graduate of H.B. Plant High School. Ms. Allman earned her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia in 1983, and a J.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1986. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1988. Ms. Allman was an Assistant State Attorney in Hillsborough County from 1988 to 2007, serving as a prosecutor in the misdemeanor trial division, juvenile trial division, felony trial division, and in the intake division, participating in the filing decisions of the office.
In 2007, Ms. Allman made a decision to take a break from her legal career to spend time raising her two sons. She continued to work on behalf of victims as a pro bono attorney with Bay Area Legal Service’s Domestic Violence Assistance Project. As her children reached high school, she joined the Guardian ad Litem, to advocate for the best interests of children in foster care. Her role as an advocate for foster children expanded when she joined Crossroads for Florida Kids as an attorney ad Litem. Through Guardian ad Litem and Crossroads, Ms. Allman saw the widespread problem of children with disabilities falling through the cracks of the educational system. When her last child left for college, she decided to dedicate her legal career to advocating for disabled school-aged children and empowering their parents. She was introduced to Mark Kamleiter upon the recommendations of educational advocates in the Tampa Bay area. Mr. Kamleiter, who is very passionate about this work, agreed to assist and mentor Ms. Allman as she expands the skills she developed as a prosecutor and victim’s advocate. Ms. Allman looks forward to working for the legal team of Special Education Law and Advocacy to provide compassionate and skillful legal assistance to the families of disabled children.