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Rasheed Karim Allen, Esq. is the Managing Attorney for Allen-Dawson, PLLC and brings over 17 years of business and legal experience to his practice. His practice is dedicated to assisting business owners and non-profit organizations in business litigation and employment law matters. Additionally, he handles real estate law matters.

Mr. Allen is admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

Mr. Allen is an Adjunct Professor for Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida where he teaches courses in Legal Research, Analysis and Writing and Career Preparation.

Mr. Allen has over nine years of legal experience in the areas of business law, contracts, risk management and regulatory compliance, real estate and estate planning matters. Additionally, Mr. Allen has over ten years of corporate experience in a variety of business environments having worked for Fortune 100 companies and industry leaders such as Lockheed Martin, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Geico Insurance. This background includes business management, human resource management and complex business negotiations.

Mr. Allen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with concentrations in Human Resources, Risk Management and Insurance and Real Estate. Mr. Allen then graduated with Honors from Florida A&M University College of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor and was later admitted to The Florida Bar. During his time in law school, Mr. Allen interned for the United States Attorney’s office and the Heart of Florida Legal Aid and was the president of the Christian Legal Society chapter at Florida A&M University College of Law.


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 30%
  2. Contracts: 15%
  3. Family: 15%
  4. Business: 15%
  5. Other: 25%
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Allen & Dawson, PLLC

390 N Orange Ave Ste 2300
Orlando, FL, 32801-1684


FLMember in Good Standing201101/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The National Black Lawyers Top 100The National Black Lawyers2015
Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Scholarship,Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division2008
Thurgood Marshall College Fund ScholarThurgood Marshall College Fund2008
Florida Bar Foundation FellowshipFlorida Bar Foundation2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorRollins College2013 - Present
Managing AttorneyAllen-Dawson, PLLC2013 - Present
Managing AttorneyKaufman, Englett & Lynd2012 - 2013
In House AttorneyMaple Street Consulting2009 - 2012
Legal InternUS Attorney's Office, Middle District of FLorida2008 - 2008
ClerkNinth Judicial Circuit, Florida2007 - 2008
Legal InternLaw Office of Barbara J. Williams2006 - 2007
Claims ManagementGeico Insurance Company2003 - 2006
HR GeneralistLockheed Martin Corporation2002 - 2003
HR SpecialistChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia2001 - 2002
HR GeneralistLord Corporation1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virgil Hawkins Bar AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionMentor2013 - Present
Wekiva Youth Sports AssociationCoach2011 - Present
Habitat for HumanityCrew Leader2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Molly Nichols v. FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, JP Morgan Chase and SeterusVoluntary dismissal by lender and settlement for client
Gabriela Arraiz vs. FIELDS MOTORCARS OF FLORIDA INC et al.Settlement for client
PRO FILE POWER SYSTEM LLC et al. vs. E AND D ENTERPRISES OF ORLANDO INC, et al.Final judgment for client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 76, p. 235, 2009.Research Assistant to Ngov, Eang L., Judicial Nullification of Juries: Use of Acquitted Conduct at Sentencing (2009).2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida A&M University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Maryland, University CollegeN/AN/A2003
Temple UniversityBusiness AdministrationBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Stump the Real Estate Lawyer PanelReal Estate Law Panel2015
FIRE & ACLU - Know Your Rights Series“Your Rights as a Tenant”2015
LSSHRMHorrible Bosses: Top 10 Most Common Pitfalls for Employers Concerning Hostile Work Environment and Sexual Harrassment2013
Fall Class - Strayer UniversityProduct Liability2012