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Allen Inman Pointer Lightcap

Administrative law Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.9   51 reviews

also known as Allen Lightcap

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Allen

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Allen Lightcap focuses his practice on preparing for and taking cases to trial. As Randy Mayer and Mark Harper have taught him over the years, the best way to practice law is to know your case better than anyone else. Allen prepares every case as if he will be presenting it to a judge or jury, which adds tremendous value whether in settlement negotiations or at trial.

Prior to joining Mayer & Harper, Allen served as Assistant Attorney General under Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens. In that capacity, he represented the Professional Standards Commission against numerous teachers implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools CRCT cheating scandal. He also defended a class action lawsuit filed against Governor Nathan Deal and the Public Defender Standards Council, asserting widespread claims of ineffective assistance of counsel in a rural Georgia judicial circuit. He represented the Office of Bar Admissions and Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants and successfully represented numerous superior court judges who were sued in their judicial capacities.

Location

Mayer & Harper
50 Hurt Plaza SE, Suite 1640
Atlanta, GA, 30303

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Chris | April 28, 2024
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Falsely Accused Teacher
I'm a teacher and I was falsely accused of misconduct with a student. I spoke with a detective about the case and answered his questions, and then I consulted several lawyers. Many of them said worrisome things and made me feel like an idiot because I spoke to the detective at all, something I now know you shouldn't do without consulting a lawyer first. I was feeling terrible and losing hope about my situation, and then I found Allen. He immediately put me at ease. He reiterated the fact that I did nothing wrong with this student and broke down the details of the law, all of which no other lawyer did. Allen never said this case couldn't go to court, but based on the law and the details of the situation, he truly didn't think it would. This reassurance gave me hope and kept me going during this terrible time. He regularly called and spoke to the detective to clarify any misunderstandings and gather new information. He also set up a private polygraph for me to take because the detective had insisted on me taking one. Allen is honest, personable, and incredibly genuine. I truly felt like he cared about me and what I was going through. He called me often just to check in and see how I was doing. He was always there to talk to and I felt better knowing he was fighting for me. I learned a lot from him during this experience and I feel so grateful to have found him. I hope I never need to have an attorney again, but if I do, I'll feel safe knowing that I have Allen on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2024
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Teacher
I am a member of PAGE , and I could not have been more blessed with Allen Lightcap as my attorney. He kept consistent communication with me during my case. Mr. Lightcap went above and beyond working to resolve my case, and I received the BEST outcome !! I hope all teachers are members of PAGE… If you have an incident during teaching, ask for Mr. Allen Lightcap.
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Posted by Tony | November 28, 2023
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One of the best in the Business
Mr. Lightcap is very knowledgeable and a genuine person. He is very professional and cares about what he is doing. He responds in a timely manner. He makes sure you are comfortable with the decision you are making. He also very detailed. He wants you to be knowledgeable about the situation also. He makes his clients feel that they are apart of his family and a main priority. I would recommend him to family and friends. I definitely would give him a 10/10.
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Posted by Jamaal | October 24, 2023
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Excellent And Timing Service
Provided excellent and timely service. He made sure I was well prepared for my court date and we were able to come out with substantial results which in turn lead to a dismissal
Posted by Stephen | October 22, 2023
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Fantastic representation!
Allen went above and beyond in his defense of the criminal charges against me. Not only was I cleared of all criminal charges, but Allen assisted my other attorney, Daniel Woodrum, in the hearing dealing with my educator’s license. Both him and his partner Mark were with me every step of the way. They not only defended me to the highest degree, but truly believed in my innocence.
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Posted by Daryl | October 11, 2023
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Daryl P. Brooks
I needed an experienced lawyer who could help prove my innocence. I was on the verge of loosing everything that I had worked so hard for… my career. I was recommended to Attorney Allan Lightcap through my professional organization.. Alan work tirelessly for the past four years because that’s how long it took before we had our day in court. Attorney Lightcap stood by me every step of the way. He did not falter!! He was patient as he guided me through the long process. He is very knowledgeable and very strategic in his craft. I can say more about Attorney Lightcap. I will end this by saying that we walked out of the courtroom VICTORIOUSLY!! I will only recommend Alan Lightcap to anyone who may need legal representation. I’m so grateful to God for leading me to Attorney Lightcap!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2023
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Allen Never Gives Up!
Allen helped me handle a case, which took almost 5 years to have dismissed. Instead of laying down and settling, he continued to fight on my behalf until it was finally dismissed. Allen was always positive in our interactions and had my best interest at heart.
Posted by Chase | July 20, 2023
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A Personal, Tenacious Class Act
What can I say that hasn't already been said here? Allen is as good as it gets, a true professional who also cares personally about supporting you. Even when I was content with an email or text, he always, always reached back out through a phone call to ensure all my questions were answered. PAGE sent me to Allen and I couldn't be more grateful. I had no idea what to expect just like most people who never expect to find themselves dealing with the PSC. However, any possible expectations I could have had were met and blown away throughout the process. To put it simply, he went to bat for me and I will forever be grateful. Someone else described him as "tenacious" and I would also have to agree. He stopped at nothing to make sure I was represented, seen, and heard. Allen also did it with class, professionalism, and a personal touch. All along the way I never doubted that we were doing all we could to fight the good fight thanks to his efforts. Regardless of your needs, I am confident that Allen can handle any situation. I can't recommend him enough.
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Posted by Jarvis | June 12, 2023
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Amazing Attourney
Allen was an amazing lawyer who went above and beyond for me as a client. I had no worries during my case and he kept me informed while getting the best outcome for me
Posted by Michelle | May 27, 2023
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Michelle Blaylock Teacher
Allen helped guide me through a hostile work environment claim . He is extremely knowledgeable and was so helpful with all of the legalities and my rights . I am a member of PAGE and I was going to end my membership but as long as I can use Allen in time of need I will stay a member . He is the one you should demand to talk to in the time of legal needs .
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Posted by Rita | May 25, 2023
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Teacher
Allen Lightcap successfully represented me on two cases. He went above and beyond my expectations as an attorney! He cares, he wants what is right to be upheld, he is honest, he will fight for his clients as if they were his own family. Previously, I had a negative attitude towards attorneys thinking they were all about the money, but working with Allen changed my way of thinking. He is sincere in his concern for his clients, and fervently works to protect them. I feel so blessed to have had Allen represent me and cannot adequately express my gratitude for his incredible work. I cannot even imagine what my life would be like without Allen’s advice and support!
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Posted by Karlene | May 16, 2023
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Resolved
Allen was professional, easy to talk to, responsive and caring. He walked with me through a situation that was trying, but eventually was completely resolved. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Kelly | May 4, 2023
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He saved my life and my dignity!
After 25 years teaching special education and an untarnished and highly regarded reputation in my county, I was unjustly accused of a crime “against” a child. I was still loving my job and my students, but we had a new SSA and a new Principal who didn’t know me or my merits, and they wouldn’t give me any chance to speak to the charges before I was arrested. The first thing I did was call PAGE, and they connected me to Allen Lightcap. Since this was a situation in which I couldn’t have even imagined, I became very depressed. I was not allowed to speak to any of the faculty friends I had made over the years, and I was mortified by the thought of other friends and colleagues seeing my picture on the news and in the papers. I became withdrawn and contemplated suicide. Mr. Lightcap instructed me step-by-step in the process of getting a bond, and he offered sincere reassurance from the beginning. He was very knowledgeable about the laws protecting teachers and he communicated each step of the way in terms I could understand. He was always available for my questions, doubts, insecurities and the plaguing backslides into my dark places. His kind demeanor and gentle explanations brought me back into the light, and eventually I stopped feeling like a victim and was ready to fight for my dignity! COVID put a halt on all court proceedings for over a year, when I could have easily tumbled back into hopelessness. But, I talked to and/or met with Mr. Lightcap regularly and he was always sincerely confident that we would beat this! He was right!!! As we got closer to the final calendar call for a trial date, Mr. Lightcap confidently went straight to the top and expertly negotiated all charges be dropped, and my record was restricted from viewing. Allen Lightcap is a dedicated, knowledgeable and compassionate attorney who made me feel like I was important after the worst tragedy of my life, yet he was strong, dedicated and bullish when it mattered most! I would hire him again in a second. Hopefully, I won’t need to, but I know I have a new friend in Allen Lightcap!
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Posted by Kevin | May 1, 2023
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Saved my teaching career
Allen saved my career. He worked with me diligently and worked with the PSC to allow me to get my certificate back. He is amazing. I strongly recommend Allen for your case
Posted by Karla | April 23, 2023
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Allen Lightcap is the best choice!
I highly recommend Allen Lightcap for any legal needs. I received the absolute best outcome on my case, and that is thanks to Allen’s hard work in fighting for what’s just. He made me feel at ease about my case without giving me unrealistic expectations. He stayed in constant communication with me about my case and also just to see how I was doing. He’s a lawyer who truly cares about his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2023
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Good Review
"I want to highly recommend Dr. Allan. With his experience, he got me through workplace harassment from a principal who wanted to damage my record. Allan worked diligently, helping me answer emails and contact the right people to get my case through with success ".
Posted by Dan | April 6, 2023
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Amazing
He really helped me defend myself against lies made by others. He is an ardent defender of the public servant. I can’t thank him enough for all the research and sound legal advice. He ensured that an attempt to defame my character through lies made against me did not ruin my career. For that I will be forever thankful!
Posted by Yetunde | April 5, 2023
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Mrs
Allen Lightpac is a very knowledgeable attorney. His professionalism puts him above and beyond basic call of duty. He pays attention to details and takes his time to analyze every data to arrive at a good solution to any issues.
Posted by Dora | March 29, 2023
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Ideal Representation within his specialty
I found Allen to be what I wish all lawyers were - the best combination of ethical, competent, very knowledgeable about case law, efficient, on-time & respectful of my time and budget, responsive to my ideas and messages, reassuring during times of doubt, and a guiding light in the darkness. If you're looking for someone who is personable enough to connect and understand your situation/the purpose of representation and professional enough to get the job done right, then I heartily recommend Allen Lightcap without hesitation.
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Posted by Carla | March 12, 2023
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Amazing Attorney
Allen not only helped me get my job back when the school system tried to demote me while I was out on FMLA with breast cancer, he then helped me get my case dismissed with the PSC which started in 2019 for bogus testing irregularities ! He is an amazing attorney and I would recommend him to any and everyone!!
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Mayer & Harper
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • State Of Georgia
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Law Assistant
  • State Of Georgia
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Supreme Court Of Georgia
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Summer Associate
  • Mayer & Harper LLC
  • 2010 - 2011
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Education

  • Emory University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Anonymous 1 v. Prof'l Stds. Comm'n.
  • Dismissal of Charges after Bench Trial

Associations

  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy
  • 2015 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
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Administrative law Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the privilege of working with Allen over the past decade. When I need an attorney to assist me with a client's matter or handle a representation I am unable to, I always check to see if Allen is available. He is an attorney who understands and appreciates that every representation is a balance of the law, the facts, and the client's goals. He always exhaustively researches the law, investigates the facts, and counsels his clients. I trust him to take care of any of my clients, friends, and family who are in need."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allen Lightcap is one of the smartest, wisest, and most personable people you will ever meet. On top of that, he’s an exceptional lawyer. Clients love him; competitors know he means business. Allen has a near encyclopedic knowledge of many areas of the law. More importantly, he’s great at dealing with people. Allen will give everything he's got to get the best possible resolution of your case. If you need legal representation, you need to contact Allen without delay."
Government Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse Allen Lightcap for his outstanding expertise in government law and litigation. We have been opposing counsel in several Georgia professional licensing cases. Allen is unfailingly professional, thoughtful, fair, and analytic about each case. While attentive to, and persuasive on, all factual details and potential legal arguments in a case, he never loses sight of either his clients’ interests or the rights of the accused—he always seeks to do justice that is right for both the individual and for the public good."
General practice
Criminal defense
Wrongful death
Child custody

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Atlanta Administrative law Lawyer Allen Inman Pointer Lightcap
Allen Inman Pointer Lightcap
Administrative law Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 11 years