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Alison M. Bartlett- O’Donald focuses her practice in Elder Law, Estate Planning and Real Estate.

Alison’s practice includes estate planning, which consists of drafting estate plans with a view towards passing assets according to clients’ wishes, eliminating estate taxes, avoiding probate, and protecting assets from the cost of long term care, i.e. Medicaid planning and asset protection.

She also focuses on guardianships and conservatorships, representing families to ensure proper decisions are made for their loved ones and fiduciaries are appointed when necessary.

Alison and A.J. formed O’Donald Law Offices in the fall of 2000.  Prior to then, Alison practiced Labor & Employment Law and was a Legislative Aide to Congressman Richard E. Neal in both his Washington D.C. and Springfield offices during and after law school.

Alison received her L.L.M. in Elder Law and Estate Planning from Western New College School of Law in 2011 and her J.D. in 1997.   She attended the Universite of Nice, Ecole des Droits et Lettres summer law program in Nice France instructed by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and was Executive Secretary of the Student Bar Association, and a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stonehill College.  Alison also studied in France at the Universite of Cannes and Sorbonne Universite in Paris.


  • L.L.M. Elder Law & Estate Planning, Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts – 2011
  • J.D., Western New England School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts – 1997
  • Stonehill College, North Easton, Massachusetts -BA in Political Science, minor in French 1994

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts                                                                       1997
New York                                                                                1999
Connecticut                                                                             2000
U.S. District Court, MA & CT                                                   1998

Associations and Memberships

  • Childrens’ Museum at Holyoke, Board of Directors, Executive Board 2006- present
  • Forest Park Zoo, Board Member 2015- present
  • Junior League of Greater Springfield, Executive Board 2014-15
  • Hole in the Wall Camp, Campbassador 2014- present; team volunteer 2010- present
  • St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke 1999-present
  • Hampden County Bar Association