L. Allison Black
The pretend sassy French maid and the real-life attorney can’t help but see the ties between the two.
Allison Black found a way to appease both her personal and professional passions a generation after her adult life began.
“I think that’s what draws me to doing litigation and being in the courtroom and the pageantry – the theater that is the law and the court room,” said Black, an attorney at Indigo Family Law by day and a regular actor at Conway’s Theatre of the Republic by night.
The bug of both was always there in some form or fashion.
Black’s younger version was a performer, as she took the stage for the first time at 10 years old. She consistently stayed involved with theater throughout her teens – when she earned valedictorian honors in the first graduating class at Carolina Forest High School in 2000 – and right into college. However, she gave it up to concentrate on a degree in English Literature from Coastal Carolina University.
A few years after that, the opportunity for the self-described book worm to continue her education at the Charleston School of Law presented itself. All of a sudden, the eight-year paralegal was training to take the next step. She graduated in 2016, but not before working pro bono on elder cases, events that ignited her professional side.
Her first professional legal experiences included representing domestic violence victims through the South Carolina Legal Services department in eight different coastal counties, primarily in the Charleston area and then right here in Horry County.
Black joined Indigo in October of 2019, again concentrating on the more vulnerable factions of society.
“Life is short and we’re only an adult for this fleeting time in between childhood and, God willing, elder years,” Black said. “I think it is our duty during this time to take care of those at the bookends of life – children and elders – and that’s why I feel drawn to family and probate law.”
Off the clock, she’s drawn to the stage, where one of her more recent roles was as the aforementioned maid in the Republic’s rendition of Boeing Boeing, a tale of a French bachelor balancing his love life between three different women.
Balancing love for the theater and the law? It’s Black’s natural habitat.
- Guardian ad Litem
- Honed trial skills with National Institute of Trial Advocacy in Spring of 2019
- Served a year as a VOCA Attorney with South Carolina Legal Services representing victims of domestic violence in Charleston, Berkeley, Beaufort, Dorchester, Jasper, Hampton, Georgetown, and Horry Counties.
- Member of the Horry County Bar Association