Allison E. Avent - Of Counsel
Attorney Allison Avent is known throughout the Charlotte community for her passion for immigrants and immigrant rights. Her experience throughout the years with those who are new arrivals to this country has allowed her to have a deep understanding of the challenges that are faced when learning a new language and culture. When working with clients, she explains the process that is involved with a particular issue and reasonable expectations for outcome. Her goal is for her clients to know that she is passionate about the work that she does and fights for them every step of the way.
Allison Avent is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. From an early age, she knew that she belonged in field that catered to international affairs. After graduating from Grimsley Senior High School, she attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and found that she thrived amongst international students. She decided to study abroad to immerse herself into another culture and strengthen her Spanish skills. Additionally, she has a passion for politics and because of this, she fused both her majors to become one of the first students with a minor in the new program at UNC-Charlotte, Latin American Studies.
Following her graduation from UNC-Charlotte, she attended the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida. This school and location was perfect for her to begin the journey through the complexities of immigration law. She immersed herself in every possible course offered at the University of Miami in immigration law including advanced immigration, removal and asylum while working as a certified legal intern for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
North Carolina Bar Association, Member
Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Member
Leary Bar Association, Member
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)-Carolinas Chapter
American Civil Liberties Union-(ACLU) Charlotte Chapter
American Bar Association
Board of Directors, Alumni Chapter for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Board of Directors, Harris YMCA, Young Professionals