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About Me

I represent people who have been harmed or injured. I hope you never need my services; but if you are ever harmed because of the carelessness of another, I will work hard to represent your interests.

My practice predominately consists of representing people who have been harmed because of the negligence of another.  A topic that is especially important to me are defective products. Each year, millions of Americans hurt or killed by defective products. I take great pride in representing people and families who have been injured by unsafe products. While my primary goal is to make sure my client is fairly compensated for their loss, I also have a keen eye on making products safer. Throughout our nation's history, civil lawsuits have been a driving force in making products safer.

 Closely related to defective products are harmful drugs (prescription and over-the-counter) that can shatter the lives of people and families. Nearly all drugs have some risk of harm; and we, as a society, accept that risk because of the great benefit we all receive from pharmaceuticals.  However, when drug companies know that their drug can or will cause harm and fail to inform the public and doctors of that risk, they must be held responsible for that conduct. I have recently had the honor of representing people harmed by the Fleet Phospho-Soda, Visicol and OsmoPrep, drugs which are used to prepare for a colonoscopy, but cause renal failure. Aftermuch litigation and an FDA announcement, the C.B. Fleet Company recalled its product. 

In 1992, I graduated cum laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana with a B.S. in Economics. I received my law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1995 where I graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, I was a Note Editor of the Valparaiso University Law Review and served on the Moot Court Society. I am admitted to practice in the State of Indiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. In 1998, I was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. I am also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and have been admitted to practice on a specific case basis in other courts.

I was born in East Chicago, Indiana and graduated from Lake Central High School. Presently, I live in St. John, Indiana with my wife, two children and our Goldendoodles, Hershey and Mac. My family are avid soccer & Chicago Blackhawks fans.


Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    20 years

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


    John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Allan Wilson

    Mr. Kramer is a superb attorney.


    David Wilson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kenneth J. Allen Law Group

3700 E. Lincoln Highway
U.S. Highway 30
Merrillville, IN, 46410


INActive In Good Standing199508/30/2015
ILActive Out of State Lawyer Permitted To Practice Pursuant To Rule 707 In IllinoisUnknown08/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
10 Best (Indiana)American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers (Indiana)American Society of Legal Advocates2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
10 Best (Indiana)American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers (Indiana)American Society of Legal Advocates2014
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2014
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Outstanding Graduate in EconomicsBall State University1992
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyKenneth J. Allen Law Group2015 - Present
PartnerWestland Kramer & Bennett, P.C.2012 - 2015
PartnerTauber Westland & Bennett, P.C.2007 - 2012
PartnerHoeppner Wagner & Evans, LLP Merrillville, In1995 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Indiana Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Indiana State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Lake County Indiana Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Oral Sodium Phosphate Kidney InjuriesAll cases were resolved in favor of the clients.
Failure to Diagnosis CancerMaximum amount allowed under law was recovered by trial.
Car & Truck Crash CasesN/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
Valparaiso University Law ReviewVouching for Educational Choice: If You Pay Them, They Will Come1995
2003Insurance Bad Faith, a Compendium of State Law (Indiana portion)N/A
2004Insurance Bad FaithN/A
2005Discovery in Insurance Bad Faith CasesN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Ball State UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Hardball LitigationPharmaceutical Litigation2014
Hard Ball LitigationInsurance Bad Faith2013
Clark Middle SchoolLaw Day2012
Clark Middle SchoolLaw Day2011
Clark Middle SchoolLaw Day2010
Clark Middle SchoolLaw Day2009