Allison Dunlap, NEXT Leadership Class of 2023

November 11, 2022

Allie Dunlap is one of the 21 members of the NCAJ NEXT Leadership Program class of 2023. The program, which graduated its first class in 2022, identifies the state’s emerging trial lawyer leaders.

Allison Dunlap

Lives in: Stokesdale

Law Degree From: Elon University School of Law

Works as: Associate Attorney at Minick Law, P.C.

Legal Association Involvement: NCAJ High School Mock Trial Coach (Early College at Guilford)


As a new attorney, it’s often difficult to see myself as a leader within the legal profession. I want to take advantage of the unique opportunity to participate in a program designed specifically for young attorneys to connect and develop their leadership skills.

Why is the idea of criminal justice important to you?

The idea of criminal justice is a fundamental principal of our nation’s founding. Equal treatment and protection under the law is critical to procure justice.

What’s your vision for NCAJ?

I see NCAJ only expanding its reach. Equipping attorneys across the state with the tools/resources required to represent their clients to the best of their ability and impacting the criminal justice system in a positive way.

Away from work …

I live in Stokesdale with my husband and two cats, Bella and Blair. I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, crafts/DIY projects, outdoor activities and reading.