Meet Allison Friedman

Mom, Criminal Defense Attorney, Board of Education Member.

Biography

Allison has been a fighter and advocate for others since she was a child sticking up against bullies, after being chosen to lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier Allison realized she was apart of something much bigger and that every individual sacrifice is a change agent for the greater good. During college, focusing on her interest in Human rights she began the model UN and worked for a non-
governmental organization advocating against the use of weapons of mass destruction. After graduating Hofstra Law School in 1998 Allison began to work in the public sector at the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan.

 

In 1999 Allison and her Husband settled in Aberdeen, NJ, where she currently resides with her husband and two high school aged children. During this time Allison continued her work in the public sector as a criminal trial attorney, practicing in Monmouth County. Allison is a member of Temple Beth Ahm, a volunteer at Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue, on the town’s zoning board; as well as participates in town activities such as Beach clean ups and food drives. Other affiliations have been AIPAC Early leader initiative.

 

In 2014 Allison was elected to the Matawan Aberdeen Regional school district. During her time of the Board of Education she has chaired the Transportation committee, which resulted in the creation of a transforming policy that directly addressed constituents needs and requests, chaired the Finance committee and Personnel committee. Allison was Board President for the last 2 years of her second term and just began her third term as a Board of Education member, during which she increased Board transparency, and community involvement and help create the path the District took to re-open for Hybrid instruction welcoming the students back into school.