also known as Jim Allen
I enjoy serving my clients, and helping them solve their problems using legal tools.
I have been in practice since 1993, and am licensed and admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. I am an experienced advocate and expert problem solver, and I very much enjoy serving my clients.
I have experience in a variety of legal areas, including contracts, personal injury (motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, workers compensation, FELA), employment, procurement, business / corporate, compliance, employment, litigation, real estate / construction, and intellectual property.
I have handled matters throughout all of Maryland, Virginia, and DC, as well as the greater Mid-Atlantic region as a whole. After more than 22 years practicing in the region, I have a wide network of referrals for those matters which I cannot handle.
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1993||11/29/2012|
|Managing Attorney||ALLEN LEGAL||2015 - Present|
|Trial Attorney||AIG Insurance Company||2013 - 2015|
|Chair, Litigation Practice Group||General Counsel, PC||2011 - 2013|
|Partner||Clark & Allen, PC||2008 - 2011|
|Owner||Allen Legal, PLLC||2005 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia State Bar||Certified arbitrator, Attorney-client fee dispute program||2009 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar, Litigation Section||member||2000 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||member||1994 - Present|
|Missouri State Bar||member||1994 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||member||1993 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||member||N/A|
|Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys||member||N/A|
|Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Medical Malpractice Section||member||N/A|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Products Liability Section||member||N/A|
|Robert Herman v McCarthy Enterprises, Inc.||Jury Verdict for my client|
|Jeffrey Sharpe v Rodney Scruggs||Jury Verdict, setting record in that Court|
|anonymous v anonymous||Settled at mediation|
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|Saint Louis University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Rutgers University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Washington Executives Association||Non-Compete Agreements||2013|
|How To Protect Yourself From Online Defamation||Defending Against Online Defamation||2012|
|Washington Executives Association||Litigation For a Business Owner||2011|