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  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
    36 years
  2. Military Law: 5%
    45 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nicholas William Christoph

    Terry is a compassionate, hardworking attorney that is dedicated to getting results for his clients. As a friend and colleague, I highly endorse Attorney Terry Allen, an experienced and respected criminal defense attorney.


    Nicholas Christoph Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Graham Weil

    I have known Mr. Allen for a number of years and have worked together in the same law firm. Personally, not just as a lawyer, I would recommend Terry as a criminal defense lawyer 'of-choice.' His knowledge, experience and client results acheived are exceptional!


    David Weil Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Po Box 2749
Oceanside, CA, 92051-2749


MOGood Standing, Active196901/08/2013

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public reproval with/duties
    issued in CA, 1995


    This sanction means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar placed conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a recurrence of the wrongful act.

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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Consulting AttorneyGolden State Law Group2012 - Present
Attorney/Sole ProprietorTerry S. Allen, Attorney at Law2010 - Present
Trial Attorney, Head of Criminal DepartmentPacific Law Center2005 - 2009
Attorney/Sole ProprietorTerry S. Allen, Attorney at Law1978 - 2005
Judge AdvocateUnited States Marine Corps1970 - 1974
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Naval Justice SchoolMilitary LawJudge Advocate1970
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
Baker UniversityEnglish LiteratureAB - Applied Baccalaureate1966