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John Morison Allen

John Morison Allen

also known as John Allen

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Probate, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Landlord & Tenant

About Me

This information may be considered attorney advertising under the rules of some states.  I am an experienced attorney based in Astoria, Queens focusing on divorce, bankruptcy, tenant's rights, family court and wills and probate.  This profile is intended to enable readers to learn about me and my practice.  I was born and raised in Manhattan. I have lived in Astoria for many years.  I have worked for community organizations and for union legal service plans in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.   I now work on my own as a solo practioner. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Divorce & Separation: 44%
    27 years
  2. Probate: 24%
    27 years
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%
    26 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 12%
    27 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Joseph Martin Carasso

    John is very knowledgeable, smart and hardworking. I recommend him highly.


    Joseph Carasso Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have co-counseled with him on cases. He is knowledgeable and reasonable. He is an excellent advocate for his clients. He understands how to litigate a case.


    Laura Russell
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

3144 43rd St
Astoria, NY, 11103-2702


NYCurrently registered 198703/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
volunteer recognitionLegal Services for New York City2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Volunteer Lawyers Project (Foreclosure Defense)Queens County Bar Association2009 - 2010
Volunteer AttorneyLegal Services for New York - Bankruptcy Assistance Project2007 - 2008
Solo practitionerLaw Office of John M. Allen2002 - Present
Supervising AttorneyLegal Services Plan - City Employees Union, Teamsters Local 237 (New York, NY)1987 - 2002
Law studentNational Consumer Law Center1985 - 1985
Attorney/Law GraduateNeighborhoood Legal Services (Lynn, Mass)1985 - 1987
Law studentPrisoners Rights Clinic, Northeastern University School of Law1981 - 1982
Paralegal/government benefits specialistLegal Services for Cape Cod & Islands1977 - 1980
Paralegal/VISTA volunteerConnecticut Legal Services (South Norwalk, CT)1976 - 1977

Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ludlow 65 LLC vs C.Appeal decided

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawN/AJ.D.1986
New York UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A