Allison Vaughn, NEXT Leadership Class of 2023

November 15, 2022

Allison Vaughn 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 Vaughn

Lives in: Charlotte

Law degree from: The Charleston School of Law

Works as: Associate Attorney at Wilder Pantazis Law Group

Legal Association Involvement: NCAJ Women’s Caucus Membership Co-chair, NCAJ Workers’ Compensation and Auto Torts & Premises Liability sections 


I want to learn more about NCAJ and the ways to get involved to most effectively make an impact in my community and around North Carolina. I believe in the work that NCAJ does and I want to be involved with that work in a more impactful way.

Why is the idea of civil and criminal justice important to you?

I believe that both civil and criminal justice means giving a voice to those who may feel as though they are voiceless during some of the most challenging times in their lives. I have worked in both the criminal and civil legal fields in North Carolina and have encountered clients who have no one to rely on other than their legal counsel. This makes the work we do that much more important.

What’s your vision for the future of NCAJ?

I hope to see this organization continue the very valuable work they are doing while always continuing to grow. In particular, I hope to see more woman involved in leadership roles and take on responsibilities that will continue to grow the mission of this organization.

Away from work …

I enjoy spending time with family and friends and exploring all parts of North Carolina. I also love to travel to new places and meet new people. I am an avid football fan and love to support the Carolina Panthers and South Carolina Gamecocks.