Allison Buckner Parker


100 N Cherry St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Allison Buckner Parker


Allison is on a leave of absence from Bell, Davis & Pitt and the day-to-day practice of law.

Allison Parker is a litigator, focusing primarily on insurance coverage litigation for corporate policyholders and business litigation.

Allison handles all phases of civil litigation in state and federal courts, including early case assessment, case management, discovery, dispositive motions, trial, and appeal.  Allison also has experience with domestic and international arbitrations.  She works on a variety of litigation matters, including contract disputes and fiduciary litigation, but her principal focus is insurance recovery litigation.  Allison also counsels corporate policyholders on all aspects of insurance recovery, including notice of claims and insurance implications of pending litigation.   

She has represented and counseled clients regarding claims under the following types of insurance policies:

  • Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance policies;
  • Bermuda Form excess liability policies;
  • First-party Property insurance policies;
  • Commercial Crime insurance policies; 
  • Directors and officers (D&O) insurance policies; and
  • Representation and Warranty insurance policies.

Prior to joining Bell, Davis & Pitt in 2015, Allison was an associate in the Pittsburgh office of Jones Day.

Allison is a graduate of Furman University and the University of North Carolina School of Law. 


University of North Carolina (J.D. with high honors, 2011; Order of the Coif; Articles and Notes Editor, First Amendment Law Review; Broun National Trial Team)

Furman University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2008; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar & Court Admittance

2016, North Carolina

2011, Pennsylvania 

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, Western District of Pennsylvania, and Eastern District of Michigan 

Professional & Community Activities


Forsyth County Bar Association

North Carolina Bar Association, Insurance Law Section



Furman University Young Alumni Council

Hazelwood YMCA Board of Managers 

The Chief Justice Joseph Branch American Inn of Court


Representative Experience

Counsel for corporate policyholder in declaratory judgment action regarding coverage under a first-party property policy for flooding losses in Thailand.

Counsel for corporate policyholder in declaratory judgment action regarding coverage for employee theft under a commercial crime policy.

Coverage counsel for corporate policyholder in matter arising out of a sinkhole.




Counsel for corporate policyholder in litigation against insurance companies that breached their insurance contracts by refusing to pay certain defense costs and reimbursing other defense costs at unreasonably low rates.

Coverage counsel for corporate policyholder in matter arising out of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Coverage counsel for corporate policyholder in matter involving long-tail harm.