Allison Holstein

About me

All lawyers deal with the law, but family law attorneys are fully involved in our clients’ most personal lives and precious possessions – their children. As a mother of three boys, I understand the importance of these issues. As a lawyer, my goal is to assist my clients in making their life transition through divorce as painless as possible, both emotionally and financially. I attempt to attain a beneficial settlement when possible, or guide clients through litigation when more aggression is necessary. As a mediator, I attempt to assist parties in resolving disputes with fair and reasonable outcomes while creating closure and reducing tension whenever possible.

It is truly rewarding to help navigate my clients through the process and to the other side.

Practice areas

Family law

  • Divorce
  • Separation agreements
  • Equitable distribution
  • Alimony
  • Post separation support
  • Child custody and child support
  • Pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements
  • Alienation of affection and criminal conversation

Mediation & arbitration

Professional activities & awards

Awards and recognition

  • Legal Elite, 2016 – Business North Carolina
  • “Top Rated Family Law Attorney” – Super Lawyers®
  • “Rising Star” – Super Lawyers®
  • AV Preeminent® peer rating – Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 10.0 out of 10.0 rating – Avvo
  • Domestic Court Bar Committee (Secretary)
  • Charlotte Women’s Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association (Family Law Section, Past Chair)
  • Mecklenburg County Collaborative Family Law Practice Group


  • North Carolina
  • 26th Judicial District
  • U.S. District Court, W.D.N.C.


  • J.D., Wake Forest School of Law
  • B.S. in Management, Purdue University

Civic involvement

  • Guardian Ad Litem and volunteer for Council for Children’s Rights
  • Lecturer at continuing legal education courses for the Mecklenburg County Bar