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.
Licensed since 2011
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2011||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|The National Black Lawyers Top 100||The National Black Lawyers||2015|
|Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Scholarship,||Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division||2008|
|Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholar||Thurgood Marshall College Fund||2008|
|Florida Bar Foundation Fellowship||Florida Bar Foundation||2007|
|Adjunct Professor||Rollins College||2013 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||Allen-Dawson, PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||Kaufman, Englett & Lynd||2012 - 2013|
|In House Attorney||Maple Street Consulting||2009 - 2012|
|Legal Intern||US Attorney's Office, Middle District of FLorida||2008 - 2008|
|Clerk||Ninth Judicial Circuit, Florida||2007 - 2008|
|Legal Intern||Law Office of Barbara J. Williams||2006 - 2007|
|Claims Management||Geico Insurance Company||2003 - 2006|
|HR Generalist||Lockheed Martin Corporation||2002 - 2003|
|HR Specialist||Children's Hospital of Philadelphia||2001 - 2002|
|HR Generalist||Lord Corporation||1997 - 1999|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Virgil Hawkins Bar Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division||Mentor||2013 - Present|
|Wekiva Youth Sports Association||Coach||2011 - Present|
|Habitat for Humanity||Crew Leader||2004 - Present|
|Molly Nichols v. FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, JP Morgan Chase and Seterus||Voluntary 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|
|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|
|Florida A&M University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Maryland University College||N/A||Unknown||2003|
|Temple University||Business Administration||BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration||2001|
|LSSHRM||Horrible Bosses: Top 10 Most Common Pitfalls for Employers Concerning Hostile Work Environment and Sexual Harrassment||2013|
|Fall Class - Strayer University||Product Liability||2012|