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Ewen E Allison

Ewen E Allison

also known as Ewen Allison

Practice areas:

Appeals, International Law, Criminal Defense

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About Me

I try to focus on appeals, but I also do trial-level criminal defense work and general practice. 


At first I specialized in war crimes law, genocide, crimes against humanity, that sort of thing.  It was an exciting area of the law, but  justice needs to be done for people accused of more ordinary crimes, too.  Someone needs to be on their side as well, especially in the streets of Washington, DC.  Accordingly, I turned to helping my neighbors who live closer to home.


A 6th generation, native-born New Englander, I grew up on a farm in northern Maine.  I came to Washington to study international affairs, worked at the Library of Congress for a while, then finally smartened up and went to law school.  I've been happy ever since!


I'm pleased to say that I won the first case I ever argued.  Check it out on my website!


I'm married to a very nice lady from Canada, Maria. It's been seven years and we're still newly-weds! 


 We have a Welsh Corgi, Lucky Boots.  He is a good boy and wants you to feed him.


Languages Spoken: French, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Appeals: 80%
    11 years, 14 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    6 years, 1 case
  3. International Law: 10%
    18 years, 8 cases



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Contact Info

Capital Area Law Group

8701 Georgia Avenue
Suite 702
Washington, DC, 20910-3713



DCActive 199705/24/2015

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Ewen Allison2009 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Superior Court Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Criminal Justice Act Panel, D.C. Court of AppealsAttorney2004 - 2007

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Florence v. U.S.Conviction overturned

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Publication NameTitleDate
Crimes of War: What the Public Should KnowBelligerent Status2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawN/AJD1997
American University School of International ServiceInternational AffairsM.A.1989
University of Maine, Presque IslePolitical ScienceB.A.N/A