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Mr. Allen is one of the founding partners of Goodell DeVries.  He has had an active trial practice since joining the bar in 1976, focusing on personal injury defense in product liability, automotive claims, premises liability, and intentional tort claims. He has tried numerous cases throughout Maryland, both jury and non-jury.


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 25%
  2. Car Accident: 25%
  3. Defective Products: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%

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Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP

One South Street, 20th Floor
Baltimore, MD, 21202-3298


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGoodell DeVries1988 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.MemberN/A
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar Association, Courts CommitteeMember1997 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Goodell DeVries Secures Victory for Chemical Suppliers Against Failure To Warn AllegationsSummary judgment in favor of client
Goodell DeVries Secures Summary Judgment for Asbestos Client in Mesothelioma CaseObtained summary judgment in favor of client
Goodell DeVries Successfully Manages over 10,000 Asbestos Risk Actions for Metropolitan LifeAll claims remaining agaisnt the client were dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland Trial Lawyers HandbookPreparation and Trial of Tort ClaimsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of CincinnatiN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Network of Trial Law FirmsDiscovery of Electronic Databases Prepared for Purposes of Litigation ManagementN/A
National Business InstituteTrying the Wrongful Death Case in Maryland: Strategies in Preparation and ValuationN/A
National Business InstituteUsing Direct Examination to Win Your CaseN/A
Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of LawyersHandling the Basic Tort CaseN/A
Maryland Attorney General's OfficeHow to Try a Civil CaseN/A