Allison C. Prince



Allison Prince is a zoning, land use, real estate development and historic preservation attorney. She represents commercial and residential developers, colleges and universities and institutional and non-profit organizations as they build, expand and redevelop buildings across the District of Columbia. Allison presents before virtually every public forum in the District of Columbia, including the Board of Zoning Adjustment, the Zoning Commission, the Historic Preservation Review Board and the Commission of Fine Arts. Additionally, she is experienced in working with foreign governments.

Clients are drawn to Allison's sophisticated experience, collaborative approach and honed negotiation skills. Her long-term experience with land use in Washington D.C. and governmental agencies help her to quickly identify ways to streamline the approval process. Chambers USA recognizes Allison as "a top-notch attorney with a wide variety of experience," as well as "extremely knowledgeable and really good at pushing the ball forward and getting issues resolved."


  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® (2021): Real Estate Law
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® (2020): Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, District of Columbia, 2019 - 2024 (Band 1)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2019-2024): Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate
  • Super Lawyers, Washington DC, 2019 - 2020, 2023-2024
  • Washingtonian's Top Lawyers in Washington, D.C., 2017
  • Bisnow's Power Series Women of Influence in Washington, D.C. Commercial Real Estate, 2017
  • "America's Leading Business Lawyers," Chambers USA 2008-2016
  • "Stars of the Bar," Biennial List of Washington's Best Lawyers, The Washingtonian, 2013, 2015
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
  • Martindale HubbellTM Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use And Zoning, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009 - 2017
  • Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast, Real Estate, Martindale Hubbell, 2011
  • Legal 500 US Directory, 2008


  • Economic Development & Jobs Committee, Transition Team for Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • Jubilee Support Alliance Advisory Council
  • The Real Estate Group
  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law  (J.D., 1983)
  • Bucknell University  (B.A., 1980)