I have been practicing family law in King County and Snohomish County for the last 20 years.
I bring a level of personal attention, strategic counseling, and realist budgets in order to maximize my client's results.
Having been trained and served as a Guardian Ad Litem in KIng County, I am fully aware of the process by which the court determines a parenting plan. Serving as an attorney, I am a fierce advocate of my client's interest in having a meaningful relationship with his or her children.
I also have an extensive banking, accounting and finance background that gives me the ability to evaluate the most complex property division issues, such as closely-helding companies, investment portfolios, and stock option valuations.
Licensed since 1990
I endorse this lawyer. Allen knows how to engage in a knock down drag out fight, if needed, but will not needlessly create tension in a case. His advice is precise and practical, which allows clients to make informed decisions about their cases.
Anthony Alfieri Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Allen is thorough, practical and prepared. He finds solutions which work and make sense for his clients but don't give away the case. In the courtroom he is polished, professional and carefully followed by the jurists. Really a lawyer's lawyer.
Robert Getz Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Peer Review Award 25 Years||Martindale Hubbell||2015|
|Recognition Award from Unified Family Court||King County Superior Court||2004|
|Guardian Ad Litem||King County Superior Court||2001|
|Certification of Completion - Advanced Investigations Training||Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation||1993|
|Certificate of Completion - Basic Investigations Training||Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation||1993|
|Law Review Editor||American Journal of Law and Medicine||1990|
|Assistant Prosecutor||Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation||1992 - 1995|
|Associate||Coopers & Lybrand||1990 - 1992|
|Law Clerk||Securities and Exchange Commission||1989 - 1989|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|King County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1998 - 2008|
|Citizens for the Improvement of Nursing Homes||Director||1997 - 1999|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||1994 - 1995|
|In re Paternity of Jones||Obtained Primary Custody for Mr. Jones|
|In re Marriage of Brugger||Obtained Primary Custody for Mr. Brugger|
|In re Marriage of DeSalles||Obtained Primary Custody for Ms. DeSalles|
|Boston University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Columbia University||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|FDIC Washington DC||Bank Director and Officer Liability||1996|