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About Me

I have over eight years of experience as an attorney in the Southern California courts.  I also have another three years experience inside the District Attorney's Office as a law clerk.  I worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Riverside County for  four years before heading into private practice. I have tried numerous cases both as a prosecutor and defense attorney. I work hard and am a zealous advocate for my clients. 


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    8 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    8 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. General Practice: 10%
    8 years, 500 cases



Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

52 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Allen. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ricson Cabungcal Dakanay

    Steve is a great attorney, and an even better person. He is a great source of knowledge and information and assists me whenever I have questions. He's dedicated as he is a zealous advocate for his clients. I strongly recommend Steve to handle any criminal case one may have!


    Ricson Dakanay Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Stephen T Allen

5055 Canyon Crest Drive
Riverside, CA, 92501-3859



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Clients choice awardAvvo2013
Outstanding CoachMock Trial2013
Employee of the Month - TrialRiverside District Attorney2009
Employee of the Month - TrialRiverside District Attorney2009
Outstanding CoachMock Trial2008
Honorable MentionMock Trial2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner & Managing AttorneyLaw Office of Allen, McKernan, & associates, APC2013 - Present
Criminal Trial LawyerLegal Management Services2012 - 2014
Deputy District AttorneyRiverside County District Attorneys Office2008 - 2012
Law ClerkSacramento County District Attorney's Office2004 - 2008
ParalegalRonald D. Murray, PC2002 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI Defensemember2015 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2014 - Present
DUI Litigation Attorney's NetworkDUI Litigation Attorney's Network2013 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorney'sCriminal Defense Attorney's2013 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaN/A2011 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorneyN/A
Riverside County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Felony Pimping TrialNot Guilty by Jury Verdict
DUI trialNot Guilty
Resisting ArrestGuilty by Jury
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Publication NameTitleDate
CalifornianRobbery Crimes2013
Attorneys TodayInside the District Attorney's Office2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lincoln Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Oregon St UnivPolitical Scienceundergraduate2002
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Legal Field MCLEDUI & Consequences2015
Legal Advice for PublicLaw Day2015
Law FirmEffective Voir Dire2013
School Legal Career DayLegal Careers2012
Private Law FirmDUI2012
Cross examination of the Investigating OfficerDUI Defense2012