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Attorney ProfileAlison Wholey Briggs

Alison Wholey Briggs began practicing in Maine in 2004, after working for 12 years in personal injury law firms in New Jersey. Alison has participated in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of patients and their families, drawing on her past experience as a Registered Nurse. Her experience gives Briggs & Wholey's clients the advantage in the research and skill necessary to prove the seriousness of their injuries from car accidents, medical malpractice and other personal injury negligence cases. Read More >>

video It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of our law firm’s founder, C. Donald Briggs, III.

The entire staff at Briggs and Wholey, LLC would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to our clients, colleagues and friends for the outpouring of condolences and recognition of Don’s many contributions to the legal profession and the community.

Don believed that everyone in America should be able to bring a legitimate legal dispute out into the open. He was proud to be a trial lawyer. In particular, Don Briggs pushed to make it possible for those who are injured through no fault of their own to be compensated fully and fairly, here in Maine and across the country.

As we move forward, the law firm’s dedication and commitment to excellent results for our clients continue, unchanged.

Margaret E. Machaiek

We are pleased to welcome Associate Attorney, Margaret E. Machaiek, Esq. to the firm.

Support Staff

Briggs & Wholey, LLC is proud of the highly experienced and professional support staff. Day in and day out, they work as a team to serve our clients at the highest level.

Jean Payne, who earlier in her career assisted Don Briggs in his personal injury practice, joined Briggs & Wholey, LLC in the fall of 2010 and brings a wide variety of experience as a Legal Assistant with over 25 years in Knox County law offices. She also handles the majority of our bookkeeping.

Kristy Benner, became our second Paralegal in June 2014. She graduated magna cum laude from Husson University, with a bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies. Kristy’s case management skills help strengthen our client’s case and prepare for litigation or trial.

Gayle Lear, provides part-time office support for our firm. She assists with phone coverage and file management and is always willing to help out where needed.

Donald Briggs C. Donald Briggs, III Feb. 7, 1954 - Sept. 7, 2014 Your dedication and hard work continue...