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Kevin Robert Allen

Kevin Robert Allen

Practice areas:

Litigation, Class Action, Employment & Labor

About Me

Kevin Allen practices civil litigation with an emphasis in employment law, wage and hour issues, and class action litigation. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 2005 and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court in the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California.


 


Mr. Allen received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999. Following a short career as a Media Planner at Saatchi & Saatchi, he attended law school at the University of Santa Clara where he graduated in 2005 in the top 10% of his class. Mr. Allen was a Technical Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review and he received a Witkin award in both Antitrust and Criminal Procedure. During law school, he was a summer law clerk at a well-known plaintiff’s personal injury firm in San Francisco and externed for Judge Gerald M. Etchingham at the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges.


 


He began his legal career as an attorney at a local litigation firm in the East Bay where he specialized in plaintiff’s personal injury claims, employment law, and real estate litigation. He represented clients in a first-chair capacity at depositions, hearings, mediations, and arbitrations. In 2007, Mr. Allen joined a prominent class action firm where he directed the day-to-day litigation efforts in more than 25 class actions involving wage and hour issues including claims for unpaid wages, overtime misclassification, meal period and rest break violations, and failure to reimburse employees for business expenses. He continued this work at a well known San Francisco civil rights firm before finally joining Velton Zegelman PC as Special Counsel in 2013. While litigating wage and hour class actions, he has successfully obtained settlements totaling many tens of millions of dollars for thousands of aggrieved employees.  


 


Mr. Allen is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association, the San Francisco County Bar Association, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Associate, and the Consumer Attorneys of California. He also volunteers as a supervising attorney at the San Francisco Legal Aid Society's Employment Law Clinic.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Litigation: 34%
    9 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 33%
    9 years
  3. Class Action: 33%
    7 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-425/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Mark Harrison Wagner

    I endorse this lawyer. He is very smart and works very hard. A great lawyer.

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    Mark Wagner Discrimination Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Allen Attorney Group

2121 N. California Blvd
Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200505/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers- Rising Star for 20132013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Special CounselVelton Zegelman2013 - 2014
AssociateMinami Tamaki LLP2010 - 2013
Litigation AssociateScott Cole & Associates2007 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
San Francisco County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Alameda County Bar Association, Labor and Employment SectionMember2009 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Contra Costa LawyerWhat You Should Know About the Private Attorney General Act (PAGA)2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
"Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals"Preparing for trial2013
"Evaluating Wage and Hour Claim as a Potential Class Action: Plaintiff and Defense Perspective"Wage and hour law2013