Allison is a career public defender who has been a tireless advocate for the last 15 years, fighting to uphold the integrity of the criminal justice system. Allison currently defends capital cases throughout Florida with the private firm, Ripley Whisenhunt, PLLC. She sits on the Board of Directors of Suzerain Capital Defense, a nonprofit organization working to support and defend indigent individuals facing death penalty prosecution. Allison has coauthored bipartisan legislation to prevent the death penalty’s application to people with serious mental illness in Florida. She is recognized by the Florida Bar as an expert in criminal trial law. She is a mom, wife, daughter, victim of violent crime, and victim advocate.