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Allison E. Folds

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Mr. Folds was born in Gainesville, Florida in 1940. He has served the community with expert legal counsel since he graduated from the University of Florida in 1965.

Mr. Folds is the Senior Partner of Folds Walker, LLC. His main area of practice is civil litigation with a focus on family law and commercial litigation. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Folds is also a Certified Family and Circuit Mediator.

For over 57 years, Mr. Folds has represented Gainesville clients through complex proceedings, including high asset dissolution of marriage cases and civil litigation. For complex matters, he works closely with skilled and experienced forensic accountants, appraisers, vocational evaluators, psychologists and other professionals in order to help our clients achieve desired results. Mr. Folds is the former City attorney for the municipalities of Waldo, Newberry, Alachua, Hawthorne, Trenton, Cedar Key, Micanopy and McIntosh, Florida.


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1965
  • Florida State University
    • B.S. - 1962
    • Major: Business Administration

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Gainesville Quarterback Club
  • Past President Gainesville Jaycees
  • Past President Gainesville Exchange Club
  • Past President Gainesville Quarterback Club
  • Past President Gainesville Golf and Country Club

Professional Associations

  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1973-1979; President, 1978-1979
  • American Association for Justice (formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • The Florida Bar, Member, Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Section, 1970-1974
  • Florida Justice Association (formerly Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Partner

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate, Estate and Trust Administration and Litigation
  • Real Property and Land Use Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Federal Torts Claim Act

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990


  • Recipient of the James L. Tomlinson Professionalism Award presented by the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association (2018)