Bowling Green State University, 1976, B.S.
University of Tennessee College of Law, 1980, J.D.
Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell
Listed as a Prolific Trial Attorney, Tennessee Jury Verdict Reporter, 2007-2008
Named Super Lawyer
Fellow of Chattanooga Bar Foundation
Mr. Allen is a member of the firm working out of the Chattanooga office, having joined the firm in January 2004, when he merged his practice from his prior firm where he had been a partner for over 20 years.
Mr. Allen's practice emphasizes the defense of civil litigation with concentration in construction, premises liability, products liablity and railroad litigation. He represents one of the largest homebuilders throughout the states of Georgia and Tennessee, represents a major railroad company, and the world's largest fast food company.
Mr. Allen has tried approximately 130 jury trials in 32 years, including:
Successfully defending a major bank in a $100 Million fraud case
Successfully defending a major railroad in a $15 Million property damage and lost profits case relating to flood damage;
Obtained defense verdicts in (2) major railroad cases (wrongful death & career ending injury) where mid-six figure offers were rejected;
Successfully defending a major fast food company in a claim of permanent loss of taste from an allergic reaction;
Represented a national homebuilder in numerous construction defect cases throughout Tennessee and Georgia;
Represented various insurance carriers in cases involving product liability claims, premises liability, food liability, construction site accidents, construction defect claims, etc.
Tennessee and Georgia Federal and State Courts; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; and United States Supreme Court.
Member of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Georgia Bar Associations
The Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
The Defense Research Institute
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Youth baseball and basketball coach
Board member of residential community and condominium Homeowners Associations
Has lectured on construction law, premises liability and trial techniques
Has authored the Tennessee Section of the American Law Firm Association Construction Law Compendium