Allison “Ali” Fortmann Bailey was born and raised in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, a graduate of The University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, a graduate of the Sorbonne, Paris, France and a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland. During law school, Ali interned for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as for the United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review.
Ali was admitted to the Maryland State Bar in 2002, as well as the United States District Court, District of Maryland in 2007. Upon graduation from law school, she clerked for the Honorable Mary Ann Stepler and the Honorable Theresa Adams for the Circuit Court for Frederick County, Maryland. During her 2 year clerkship, Ali had the unique opportunity to work side by side with judges and learn how the judges process cases and make their decisions—an immense asset to her in analyzing her client’s cases.
Post clerkship, Ali entered private practice with an emphasis on family law. Ali is a certified Best Interest Attorney, representing children in contested litigation, a certified mediator and a member of the Washington County Bar Association, the Frederick County Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association.
Ali was voted number two attorney for the 2016 Hagerstown Magazine Hot List for Washington County, Maryland attorneys. Ali resides in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania with her husband, three children and her beloved family dog, Chance. When not working, Ali loves to travel, ski, watch movies and spend time with her family and friends. Ali is passionate about helping people through the difficult times that are attributed to custody and divorce issues.