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Allison J. Cornwell practices in the areas of estate and gift taxation as well as corporate and real estate planning and transactions. She also counsels private clients on estate and trust matters, including probate administration. Allison is a former lecturer on estate and gift taxation at the University of Little Rock Bowman School of Law. Allison was recently elected as a Fellow by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). This appointment demonstrates her high level of experience in estate and trust law and the degree to which her peers view her work in the profession.Allison is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in Trusts and Estates and in Litigation - Trust and Estate and was named in the same category in 2017 as "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock. Allison has also been selected by attorney peers for her inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers in 2014.


Contact & Links


  • 400 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 2000
    Little Rock, AR 72201-3493


  • Hendrix College, B. A., graduated 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 1995


  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Little Rock - Board of Directors
  • Florence Crittenden Services, Inc. - Board of Directors
  • Professional Advisory Council of Arkansas Children's Hospital - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Little Rock (2022)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Little Rock (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

Special Focus:

  • Estate Planning


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, since 2010
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, since 2011
  • Named by The Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year 2017, Little Rock, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2014

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Tax Law


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