Hill Allen is a partner in the firm and handles a broad range of civil and criminal litigation. His practice areas and recent cases include: white collar criminal defense; healthcare fraud; criminal tax investigations; wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury; antitrust litigation; administrative law; aviation and other products liability matters; campaign finance and election law matters; class actions and other commercial litigation; environmental crimes; False Claims Act and qui tam, or whistleblower, litigation; intellectual property litigation; mortgage fraud; securities fraud; trade secret and non-compete litigation; and appeals.
Mr. Allen’s clients have included a former Olympic Gold medalist; a former North Carolina Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives; a former North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture; multinational manufacturing, construction and pharmaceutical concerns; major airlines; companies and individuals charged or under investigation in federal and state court; and families of those killed in aviation, automobile and workplace accidents. Among other matters, Mr. Allen recently defended well-known track-and-field athlete Marion Jones in a multi-jurisdiction federal prosecution that drew international attention.
Mr. Allen has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® since 2012, in Business North Carolina Magazine's “Legal Elite” since 2004, and North Carolina Super Lawyers since 2009. He has earned the top rating (AV®) in Martindale Hubbell.
Mr. Allen is a North Carolina native. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in North Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Licensed since 1992
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyer - White Collar Criminal Defense Section||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Best Lawyer - White Collar Criminal Defense Section||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2014|
|Best Lawyer - White Collar Criminal Defense Section||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2013|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2012|
|Best Lawyer, White Collar Criminal Defense Section||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2009|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2008|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2007|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2006|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2005|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2004|
|Partner||Tharrington Smith||1997 - Present|
|Associate||Hunton & Williams||1992 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Member||1998 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|North Carolina State Bar||Member||1992 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|UVA School of Law||N/A||N/A||1992|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|