Alison A. Wholey Briggs, Esq.

Alison A. Wholey Briggs, Esq.: Attorney with Briggs & Wholey, LLC Statewide Trial Attorneys


Ms. 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.

Ms. Wholey Briggs is a member of the Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, and is currently the Secretary of the MTLA. 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 as well.

Awards & Memberships

- 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)

Community Service

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)

Pro Bono

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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Maine State Delegate, American Association for Justice; Board of Governors, Maine Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice, Dialysis Equipment, Products and Clinics Litigation Group ; American Association of Nurse Attorneys; American Board of Trial Advocates Fellow: Maine Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (57)

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erbs Palsy
  • Negligence
  • Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Elder Abuse
  • Mesothelioma
  • Birth Trauma
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medication Errors
  • Nursing Liability
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Oncology Law
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Wrong Site Surgery
  • Surgeons Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Inadequate Security
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Security
  • Tort Liability
  • Intentional Torts
  • Civil Liability
  • Torts
  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • Railroad Law
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Highway Design Liability
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Telemedicine
  • Mesothelioma Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Unsafe Premises
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Brain Injuries
  • Dog Bites
  • Products Liability
  • Vaccine Injuries
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Guardianship Matters
  • Catastrophic Injuries

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
207-466-0529  Phone
(207) 596-1099  Phone
207-596-7401  Fax
University Attended:
University of Massachusetts Lowell, B.S., Nursing, 1977
Law School Attended:
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 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, New Jersey Department of Public Advocate, 1984, 1986
Year of First Admission:
1986, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; 2004, Maine; 1986, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; 1989, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; 1990, United States Court of Federal Claims
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
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