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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.





Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 20%
    22 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    23 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    23 years
  4. Employment: 15%
    16 years
  5. Other: 30%
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Contact info


DCActive 199407/05/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law199311/29/2012
MOInactive voluntarily199401/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyALLEN LEGAL2015 - Present
Trial AttorneyAIG Insurance Company2013 - 2015
Chair, Litigation Practice GroupGeneral Counsel, PC2011 - 2013
PartnerClark & Allen, PC2008 - 2011
OwnerAllen Legal, PLLC2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State BarCertified arbitrator, Attorney-client fee dispute program2009 - Present
Virginia State Bar, Litigation Sectionmember2000 - Present
District of Columbia Barmember1994 - Present
Missouri State Barmember1994 - Present
Virginia State Barmember1993 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationmemberN/A
Virginia Association of Defense AttorneysmemberN/A
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Medical Malpractice SectionmemberN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Products Liability SectionmemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
James Wilson v Notre Dame AcademyDefense Verdict at trial
Robert Herman v McCarthy Enterprises, Inc.Jury Verdict for my client
Jeffrey Sharpe v Rodney ScruggsJury Verdict, setting record in that Court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Rutgers UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington Executives AssociationNon-Compete Agreements2013
How To Protect Yourself From Online DefamationDefending Against Online Defamation2012
Washington Executives AssociationLitigation For a Business Owner2011