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Melvin L. Allen Jr

Personal injury Attorney at Riverdale Park, MD

5.0   12 reviews

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Mr. Allen is a Talented, Hard Worker, who has passion for helping others get through the most difficult periods in their lives...

Licensed for 13 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/12/2022

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Law Office of Melvin L. Allen Jr.
6309 Baltimore Avenue
Suite 302
Riverdale Park, MD, 20737


5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Choice
He did all the work and made sure we were successful after our 1st court appearance. Case dismissed.
Posted by Rafa | April 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer you can get!!
As a client I am grateful for all the help that was provided by Law Office of Melvin L. Allen Jr. They went above and beyond making sure that I was fully aware of the legal process and took the time to negotiate all legal right .I highly recommend this Law Office!
Posted by Kobina, Jr. | April 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated to his client
Lawyer Allen was on point with his legal advice. He walked me through my problem and was able to negotiate a good result for me. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Justin onyegbado | June 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely helpful and smart
Melvin helped me on a bad speeding case, thanks to him I got zero points. You’re in good hands with Melvin he takes helping his clients extremely seriously and he gets you amazing results. Great Lawyer Great Man
Posted by John | February 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Melvin Will Obtain The Best Possible Results For You
Melvin is personable, genuine and family oriented. He will clearly and precisely break down the process for you to understand what is going on within your specific case, communicate important details to you and be alongside you every step of the way. He showed me around the courthouse, introduced me to different individuals and made me feel comfortable during such an unfamiliar time. When charges are pending against you, it is serious. Melvin really helped me during my case. Told me not worry and ultimately backed these words up with actions. My charges were dropped. Melvin, understands the legal system beyond the technicalities. It is also about networking and his network is extensive. I am grateful for the second chance he provided me with and I hope anyone reading will consider this.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2018
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A Pitbull in the Court! The One You Want on Your Team!
I retained Mr. Allen when my husband was in jail; he was charged with several serious crimes that could have kept him locked up for the rest of his life. One thing that struck me during the consultation was Mr. Allen’s ability to relate… I could tell this case would not be “just another file” to him, but he would dig his teeth in and fight as if it were HIS relative’s life on the line. Another thing that impressed me was Mr. Allen’s integrity in keeping his promises… The first being to visit my husband in jail before the weekend was over. Mr. Allen offered me a flat fee upfront, but was available via text if there were any emergencies, critical questions, and various court scheduling de-confliction. Although, the outcome looked bleak, Mr. Allen’s experience, professionalism, skillful negotiation, and much fasting and praying resulted in my husband being placed on house arrest and probation. I am SO grateful my family is still together and happier now than ever! Thank you for all of your hard work and care!
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2018
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When you need representation, don't gamble!!! Choose a winner. I did!
I am only able to write this review because of the choice I made to have Mr Allen represent me. I was charged with a number of very serious charges and I was obviously very skeptical about who was going to serve as my counsel. Mr Allen gained my confidence only seconds into our initial phone consult. I immediately hired him as my attorney. Mr Allen has the the uncanny ability to make you feel like you are his one and only client. His dedication to his clients, attention to detail and overall legal knowledge are just a few of the characteristics that set him apart from the crowd. Mr Allen is highly respected among his colleagues and peers. He has had a chance to work on both sides of the of law both prosecuting and now defending clients which gives him added credibility and experience. When you are in front of a judge and jury, your guilt or innocence is ultimately going to decided based almost solely on your attorney's ability to effectively present the facts. His poise, ability to read a room, and organizational skills are superb. I trusted Mr Allen with my life and I am here to tell my story because of that choice.
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Posted by Nicole | August 11, 2017
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If you want to win your case hire
I have used Mr.Allen for all my cases from criminal to auto. In my criminal cases he got all four charges dismissed & I was able to get them expunged with a criminal record. As far as my auto I came out with big money.
Posted by LeHeist Tavares | May 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Superb Representaion
Mr. Allen is an excellent counsel. He is efficient and does the necessary research needed to win the case he is fighting for. Within the case where he represented me, we were in front of the judge in all of about 2 minutes tops. He is exceptionally friendly and willing to work with anybody.
Posted by Eric | May 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
He's the best
In May of 2015, I hired the services of the James Farmer law firm as a result of a motor vehicle accident that I was involved in with another vehicle in PG County. The other vehicle was clearly at fault and this fact was also stated in the official police report after a thorough investigation by the MD State Police. However, the defendant refused to accept the responsibility for his wrong doing to the point that he told his insurance company not to pay for the claims filed by the law firm on my behalf. So after a year of unsuccessful arbitration and adjudication between his insurance company and Farmer law firm, the case went to trial in a civil court. It was at this point that Mr. Melvin L. Allen Jr, ESQ, who works for the James Farmer law firm was assigned to my case as my trial lawyer. Mr. Allen was well familiar with my case, he well conversant with the laws surrounding my case, he prepared me for the trial and moreover he was well prepared for the trail as well. Mr. Allen presented a strong, clear, factual, accurate and convincing deposition to the judge. He thoroughly cross examined the defendant that the truth eventually came out. And the judge ruled in our favor and we won the case. Mr. Mr. Allen is well articulate with great public speaking skills. He’s thorough, thoughtful, analytical, poised and smart. He’s resolute, has strong logical thinking ability and interpersonal skills. You definitely want him on your legal team.
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Posted by Tyler | April 13, 2016
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Top flight lawyer he's in it to win it.
You don't have to search anymore top flight lawyer right here. I have hired melvin a few times for all types of legal problems and he is a outstanding lawyer. I gotta say when it comes down to the legal system he has a lot of knowledge. He's ready for any type of case.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Client for Life!!!!!
He worked my case vigorously and professionally. I wouldn't recommend anyone else. With out his representation I would more than likely still be sitting behind bars based on my lack of knowledge of the judicial system. He is the best lawyer I ever had personally. I am a client for life!!!!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Melvin L. Allen Jr. LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • James E. Farmer, LLC
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Rosenberg, Fayne & Raden
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Law Office of James F. Farmer, P.A.
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Office Of The State's Attorney For Prince George's County
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Judical Law Clerk
  • District Court Of Maryland For Prince George's County
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Rule 16 Student Attorney
  • Office of the Public Defender for Anne Arundel County
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Office of the Public Defender for Anne Arundel County
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Teaching Fellow
  • Radford University
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Accreditation Analyst
  • Radford University Police Department
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Probation Agent
  • Parole and Probation for City of Roanoke
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Intern
  • Federal Bureau Of Prisons
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Wal Mart Stores, Inc.
  • 1998 - 2004
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  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Radford University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2006
  • Radford University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • E. Walker
  • Trial- Judge awarded over $14,000


  • National Black Lawyers Association Top 100
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Charles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Speaker Appreciation Award
  • Bowie State University Criminal Justice Club
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Seminar
  • Constitutional Law Seminar
  • 2018
  • Criminal Justice Club Annual Speaker Series
  • College Experiences and Career Development
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. He has an ideal combination of legal skill and "hustle." He will achieve the best result possible for his clients. Clients feel a strong comfort level with him as I have seen over and over."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Melvin Allen. He is an aggressive advocate for his clients and a skilled trial attorney with impressive experience in criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Friend
"I had the distinct pleasure of going through law school with Melvin. I can truly say I was blessed to meet such a genuine, thoughtful and loyal individual that I am proud to say has went on to flourish in his professional career. We have continued to stay close through our divergent professional paths but I know he will look out for his clients with that same vigor and focus that I have become so accustomed to seeing."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Riverdale Park Personal injury Lawyer Melvin L. Allen Jr
Melvin L. Allen Jr
Personal injury Attorney
Riverdale Park, MD
Licensed for 13 years
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