Wholey elected secretary of Maine Trial Lawyers Association
Rockport — Rockport trial lawyer Alison Wholey was elected secretary of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association March 21.
MTLA’s 2014 officers include President Randy Smith of Saco, President-Elect Mike Welch of Lewiston, Treasurer Christopher Largay of Bangor, Secretary Alison Wholey of Rockport, and Past-President Dan Stevens of Augusta. The new officers took their new positions during the MTLA’s annual meeting in Freeport. They serve one-year terms.
“I am so honored to serve with these officers. They represent the best of this profession. The Maine Trial Lawyers Association will continue its mission to preserve access to courts system and improve the skills of trial attorneys who represent Mainers in court,” Wholey said in a news release. “Our court system is vital to our democracy; it is the only branch of government where each party, no matter how wealthy or powerful, stands equal by law.”
The Maine Trial Lawyers Association is a statewide association of trial lawyers dedicated to promoting and preserving the civil justice system, access to justice and the right to trial by jury. The MTLA provides continuing legal education, public education, advocacy and lobbying services to Maine attorneys and the people they represent. The MTLA was founded in 1963 and is a state affiliate of the AAJ (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America).
Wholey has been practicing personal injury law since 1988. She is a partner with the statewide law firm of Briggs & Wholey, LLC. Wholey, who is also a Maine Registered Nurse, 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, American Board of Trial Advocates, Maine Trial Lawyers Association, and the Knox County Bar Association. She also serves as a court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem on occasion. 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.