Attorney at Law
Alison Yurko has been practicing law in Orlando now for almost 30 years and brings a wealth of experience for clients that have governmental permitting issues, land development approval needs and related issues. Having spent almost 6 years as an Assistant County Attorney for Orange County government in the early 90’s, Alison had a chance to see first hand how local government works. After that, she became a partner in a major local law firm and had an opportunity to work on many large projects for developers.
She has been Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law since 2000 and is AV rated. She has special expertise in areas such as real estate tax appeals, public utilities, code enforcement liens, impact fees, dock disputes, drainage disputes, and all zoning and related development approval issues. She also has extensive expertise in bid protest issues, having been involved in numerous large bid protest proceedings in Orange County, including the approximately $300,000,000.00 catering contract bid protest at the Orange County Convention Center, where she was on the team that successfully represented the winning bidder.
She has served as the Charter Review General Co-Counsel for Orange County government, Charter Review Counsel for Seminole County Government, currently serves as the Code Enforcement Board Special Magistrate for the City of Apopka, and is a board member of the Charles Hosmer Morse Foundation, which helps oversee the operation of the Morse Museum which houses the renowned Tiffany Art Collection in Winter Park. She has written numerous widely cited articles on the topic of municipal annexation, and has lectured throughout the state on this topic and related land use topics.
Alison attended Oak Ridge High School, and then made her way to the University of Notre Dame as a Notre Dame Scholar. She was the research assistant for Professor James J. Brown and helped edit a well known land use book series while at Stetson Law School, where she was also the Articles Editor for the Stetson Law Review. Like her dad, Albert Yurko, who practiced law almost 50 years in Orlando before passing away this year, Alison hung her own shingle and opened an office about a dozen years ago. She prides herself on providing clients with a sophisticated land use practice. Her office is in the Delaney Park area, at 920 ½ Delaney Drive, minutes from downtown Orlando.
She is the mother of 19 year old triplets – Claire and Matthew Callan, who are both sophomores at Notre Dame, and Paige Callan a sophomore at UCLA Film School. The triplets grew up going to her office after school, which had a basketball hoop and plenty of activities to keep them busy. None of them profess an interest in law at this point, but their mom holds out hope that at least one of them will help carry on the family tradition of solving client’s legal problems in a positive and cost effective manner.
920 1/2 Delaney Ave., Orlando, FL 32806;
mail to PO Box 2286, Winter Park, FL 32790