Alison Wholey Briggs

Attorney Wholey Briggs received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and her law degree from Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law. In addition to Maine, Attorney Briggs is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the state courts of Pennsylvania. Attorney Briggs began practicing in Maine in 2004, after working for 12 years in personal injury law firms in New Jersey. She has participated in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of patients and their families, drawing on her experience as both a Trial Lawyer and as a Registered Nurse. Attorney Brigg’s experience as an R.N., as well as a lawyer gives Briggs & Wholey’s clients the advantage in litigating the seriousness of their injuries from car accidents, medical malpractice and other personal injury negligence cases.

Attorney Wholey Briggs is a member of the Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the Joseph Halpern Inns of Court, American Association for Justice, Maine State Bar Association and Knox County Bar Association. Attorney Briggs remains an active member of the AAJ serving as a member of the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, the AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group, as well as a member of the AAJ Birth Injury Group.  Attorney Wholey Briggs has served as a Guardian Ad Litem, and is a Maine Registered Nurse. Ms. Wholey Briggs currently serves on the Board of Directors for New Hope for Women.

  • J.D., Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, N.Y., 1986
    Clerkship: Law Clerk to Hon. John W. Devine, U.S. Magistrate Judge, 1986-1988
    Internship: United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1985-1986
    Internship: New Jersey Department of Public Advocate, 1984
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing), University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1977
  • Maine, 2004
  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • New Jersey, 1986
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1989
  • United States Court of Claims, 1990
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association (2004 – Present)
    • Board of Governors (2007-Present)
    • Secretary, MTLA (2014 – 2015)
    • Treasurer, MTLA (2015-2016)
  • Maine Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Maine State Bar Association, Member Since 2004
  • Knox County Bar Association, Member Since 2004
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Life Fellow
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member Since 1989
    • State Delegate- State of Maine (2006 – Present)
    • Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus (1989 – Present)
    • Nursing Home Litigation Group (2008 – Present)
    • Professional Negligence Section (2008 – Present)
    • Motor Vehicle Highway and Premises Liability Section (2006 – Present)
    • Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group (2009 – Present)
    • Dialysis Equipment, Products, & Clinics Litigation Group (2013 – Present)
    • Birth Trauma Litigation Group (2008 – Present)
  • American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem, Maine State Supreme Court (2004-2008)
  • Tier 2 Metro “Best Law Firm” for Plaintiffs Personal Injury by U.S. News–Best Lawyers, 2014
  • Tier 2 Metro “Best Law Firm” for Plaintiffs Personal Injury by U.S. News–Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Voted “Best Law Firm” Best of the Best – Knox County 2013
  • Registered Nurse, State of Maine
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem, Maine Supreme Judicial Court (2004 – 2008)
  • New Hope for Women, Board of Directors (2012-2015)
  • Jackson Memorial Library, Board of Governors (2007-2008)
  • St. George Elementary School PTA (2001-2007)
  • Volunteer School Nurse (2002-2004)
  • Provides Courtroom Representation for Survivors of Domestic Violence through New Hope For Women
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project for Domestic Violence (2006-2007)
  • Knox County Yellow Dot Program

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