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Allison C. Abilheira

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Warren, RI

Abilheira Law, LLC
957 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-245-5100
Fax: 401-245-5102
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Rhode Island Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Rhode Island criminal defense attorney Allison C. Abilheira serves the people of Providence, Warren and the surrounding areas with both dedication and skill, always striving to reach the best outcome for the clients she represents.

Attorney Abilheira has years of experience handling a wide variety of criminal defense cases.  She regularly defends individuals charged with misdemeanor crimes such as DUI, possession of alcohol by a minor, prostitution, procurement of sex for a fee, shoplifting, simple assault, domestic violence, vandalism, violation of no contact orders, and disorderly conduct.  Attorney Abilheira also represents individuals charged with felony matters including assault with a deadly weapon, possession of child pornography, sexual assault, child molestation, drug possession, and robbery.

In April of 2013, Attorney Abilheira successfully argued State of Rhode Island v. Doris Poulin before the Rhode Island Supreme Court. This decision set a precedent, allowing defendants the ability to seal future criminal charges, even though they had previously pled nolo contendere to a felony and received probation. Attorney Abilheira is a dedicated expungement lawyer, and works tirelessly to help individuals clear their criminal record.

Prior to becoming a defense attorney, Attorney Abilheira prosecuted criminal offenses under the Town Solicitor in Charlestown and East Providence. This unique outlook and perspective on how prosecutors approach criminal cases allows her to provide stronger and more comprehensive defense strategies for the clients she serves now.  

Attorney Abilheira stresses personalized attention and active communication with all of her clients, which has established a history of successful results for criminal defendants across Rhode Island.

About Allison C. Abilheira

First Admitted: 2013, Massachusetts

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Attorney Abilheira was elected to the Rhode Island Bar Association's House of Delegates in 2016 and continues to serve the Bristol County and East Providence District. 
  • Attorney Abilheira has been a member of RIACDL since 2013 and was selected for the Executive Committee in 2017.   RIACDL is an affiliate organization of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). RIACDL promotes progressive legislative changes and continuing legal education seminars. 


  • Attorney Allison C. Abilheira argued a landmark case before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, State v. Doris Poulin. The Poulin decision gave individuals the opportunity to seal a criminal case, even if they had previously entered a nolo contendere plea to a felony and received probation as a sentence., 2013


  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile., National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40- Criminal Defense, 2017
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Office Location for Allison C. Abilheira

957 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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