also known as James D. Allen, Esq.
James D. Allen is a Litigation Attorney, concentrating his practice in the areas of Family Law, Personal Injury Contract Disputes, Criminal Law and all aspects of Real Estate Litigation.
Before becoming an attorney in 2012, James, a native Floridian from Jacksonville, was a noncommissioned officer in the United States Air Force, where he received honorable discharge with a Good Conduct Medal and an Achievement Medal for exceptional work and team leadership in the field. After working as a regional manager for a $10+ million dollar company, he received his Bachelor of Science in business, with a minor in finance, from Jacksonville University, and his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2001. As a law student, he interned in the Bankruptcy Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Assistance Clinic and at the Domestic Violence Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court.
Making use of his law degree and his business acumen, James was a faculty member at Nova Southeastern University School of Law, a paralegal at the Miami insurance defense firm Hightower & Rudd, P.A., and a legal administrator at the Ft. Lauderdale law firm Rice Pugatch Robinson & Schiller, P.A., where he spent ten years as CFO. Following his position as both an associate and legal administrator/CFO at that firm, James joined Cooke Law Group in Miami in 2012. Until recently, James was a Kaplan University adjunct professor of legal studies, teaching products liability litigation, civil litigation, and torts.James left Cooke Law Group in March 2015 and formed the Law Offices of James D. Allen, P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida where he specializes in Complex Commercial Litigation, Contract Disputes, Condominium/Homeowner’s Association Law, Employment Law, and all aspects of Real Estate Litigation.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2012||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dean's List||Jacksonville University||1998|
|Dean's List||Jacksonville University||1997|
|Managing Partner||Law Offices of James D. Allen, P.A.||2015 - Present|
|Associate||Cooke Law Group, LLC||2012 - 2015|
|Associate||Present: Rice Pugatch Robinson & Schiller, P.A.||2012 - 2012|
|Adjunct Professor||Kaplan University||2009 - 2014|
|CFO||Rice Pugatch Robinson & Schiller, P.A.||2002 - 2012|
|Research Reference Librarian||Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center||2001 - 2009|
|Legal Intern||Bankruptcy Bar Association, Bankruptcy Bar Clinic||2000 - 2001|
|Legal Intern||Domestic Violence Division, Eleventh Judicial Circuit||1999 - 1999|
|Paralegal||Hightower, Rudd, Weiser & Acosta, P.A.||1999 - 2002|
|Sales Manager||Scott Security Systems||1992 - 1995|
|E-4 Non-Commissioned Officer||United States Air Force||1987 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||Attorney Member||2015 - Present|
|Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce||Counsel Member||2015 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida||Member||2012 - Present|
|Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Association of Legal Administrators||Advisory Board||2009 - 2014|
|Tortuous Conversion of Personal Property||Property was returned with minimum cost to Client|
|Mortgage Foreclosure Defense||Case against my client was dismissed and their mortgage was successfully modified.|
|Modification of Visitation||Visitation was successfully modified and boyfriend was denied access to child|
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|South Florida Business Journal||The Manager Minute||2011|
|St. Thomas University School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Jacksonville University||Business & Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1998|