Allison Buckner Parker

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

Allison Parker is a commercial litigator who focuses on insurance coverage litigation for corporate policyholders.

Prior to joining Bell, Davis & Pitt in 2015, Allison was an associate in the Pittsburgh office of Jones Day.  Allison has experience with all phases of litigation in state and federal courts, including early case assessment, case management, discovery, dispositive motions, trial and appeal.  She works on a variety of litigation matters, but her principal focus is insurance recovery litigation.  She 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; and
  • Directors and officers (D&O) insurance policies.

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 District 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

The Chief Justice Joseph Branch American Inn of Court


Furman University Young Alumni Council

Hazelwood YMCA Board of Managers 


Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Commercial Litigation (2021)

North Carolina Super Lawyers® Rising Star (2019)

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