Hill Allen is a partner in the firm and handles a broad range of civil and criminal litigation. His practice areas and recent cases include: white collar criminal defense; healthcare fraud; False Claims Act and qui tam, or whistleblower, litigation; wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury; antitrust litigation; administrative law; aviation and workplace accidents; class actions and other commercial litigation; campaign finance and political corruption matters; environmental crimes; intellectual property litigation; mortgage fraud; securities fraud; trade secret and non-compete litigation; and criminal tax investigations.
Mr. Allen's clients have included a former Olympic Gold medalist; a former North Carolina Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives; a former North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture; multinational manufacturing, construction and pharmaceutical concerns; major airlines; companies and individuals charged or under investigation in federal and state court; and families of those killed in aviation, automobile and workplace accidents. Among other matters, Mr. Allen defended well-known track-and-field athlete Marion Jones in a multi-jurisdiction federal prosecution that drew international attention.
Mr. Allen has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America®’s Criminal Defense, White Collar Section since 2012, in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite” Criminal Section since 2004, and in North Carolina Super Lawyers since 2009. He became a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer in 2004. Past professional activities include serving on the faculty of NITA's Southeast Regional Trial Skills program.
Mr. Allen is a North Carolina native. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Allen practiced with Hunton & Williams before joining Tharrington Smith in 1997. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in North Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer - White Collar Criminal Defense Section||Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Best Lawyer - White Collar Criminal Defense Section||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina Magazine||2016|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina Magazine||2015|
|Best Lawyer - White Collar Criminal Defense Section||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Best Lawyer - White Collar Criminal Defense Section||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Best Lawyer - White Collar Criminal Defense Section||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina Magazine||2013|
|Best Lawyer, White Collar Criminal Defense Section||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2010|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2009|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina Magazine||2008|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina Magazine||2007|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina Magazine||2006|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina Magazine||2005|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina Magazine||2004|
|Partner||Tharrington Smith||1997 - Present|
|Associate||Hunton & Williams||1992 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Member||1998 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|North Carolina State Bar||Member||1992 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|UVA School of Law||Law||JD||1992|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|