Allison Mahoney is a lawyer, with over a decade’s worth of experience litigating on behalf of survivors of intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, and human trafficking.
Allison founded Estorie Agency in 2021 after seeing the role that storytelling played in her work as an advocate. Estorie Agency provides communications and public relations services to organizations and advocates that are addressing today’s most pressing social justice, human rights, and civil rights issues—as well as to those that promote healing.
Allison began her legal career at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where she was a member of the firm’s pro bono committee and represented survivors of sexual abuse and intimate partner violence from around the world. She was later a prosecutor in New York City and investigated sex crimes, public corruption, and human trafficking rings. For the next several years, Allison worked at Lawyers for Children, Inc. and represented children in foster care in New York City in various family court proceedings. As LFC’s Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Project Attorney, she carried a specialized caseload and served as the in-house legal expert for cases involving those sensitive issues. Allison is currently a Senior Staff Attorney at A Better Childhood, where she investigates child welfare systems across the country, forms partnerships with local organizations and national law firms, and files class action lawsuits on behalf of foster children, alleging violations of their civil rights.
Today, Allison serves as the Secretary of the New York City Bar Association’s Children & the Law Committee and is the Chair of its Legislative Subcommittee. She is also part of a working group to reimagine intimate partner violence services for abusers. The goal of the working group is to change abusers’ behaviors in order to stop the cycle of trauma.
Allison is admitted to practice in New York; Washington, D.C.; the Eastern District of New York; the Southern District of New York; and before the Supreme Court of the United States.