Local nurse attorney Alison Wholey Briggs was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of New Hope for Women, located in Rockland. New Hope for Women offers support to people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo Counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and provides educational resources to assist communities in creating a safer and healthier future. Services are offered to assist women, men, their children, friends, family and all people affected by domestic and dating violence, along with such help as a 24-hour domestic abuse hotline, emergency shelter, support groups and other resources.
New Hope for Women also provides aid in educating the community, providing awareness and preventing domestic and dating violence through a variety of programs.
Alison has participated in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of patients and their families, drawing on her experience as a Registered Nurse.
Alison Wholey Briggs has been practicing law since 1986. She is a partner with the statewide law firm of Briggs & Wholey, LLC. Ms. Wholey is a member of the Board of Governors for the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, a member of the Joseph Halpern Inns of Court, American Association for Justice, Maine State Bar Association, Maine Trial Lawyers Association, and the Knox County Bar Association. Alison also serves as a court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem on occasion. Ms. Wholey lives in Tenants Harbor and is the mother of Daniel and Anna. She has a large immediate family in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.