Receive a text message from Avvo with this lawyer's phone number and link to their profile for easier access from your mobile device.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2011||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Educator Award||Rollins College||2016|
|The National Black Lawyers Top 100||The National Black Lawyers||2015|
|Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Scholarship,||Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division||2008|
|Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholar||Thurgood Marshall College Fund||2008|
|Florida Bar Foundation Fellowship||Florida Bar Foundation||2007|
|Adjunct Professor||Rollins College||2013 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||Allen-Dawson, PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||Kaufman, Englett & Lynd||2012 - 2013|
|In House Attorney||Maple Street Consulting||2009 - 2012|
|Legal Intern||US Attorney's Office, Middle District of FLorida||2008 - 2008|
|Clerk||Ninth Judicial Circuit, Florida||2007 - 2008|
|Legal Intern||Law Office of Barbara J. Williams||2006 - 2007|
|Claims Management||Geico Insurance Company||2003 - 2006|
|HR Generalist||Lockheed Martin Corporation||2002 - 2003|
|HR Specialist||Children's Hospital of Philadelphia||2001 - 2002|
|HR Generalist||Lord Corporation||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virgil Hawkins Bar Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division||Mentor||2013 - Present|
|Wekiva Youth Sports Association||Coach||2011 - Present|
|Habitat for Humanity||Crew Leader||2004 - Present|
|Molly Nichols v. FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, JP Morgan Chase and Seterus||Voluntary dismissal by lender and settlement for client|
|Gabriela Arraiz vs. FIELDS MOTORCARS OF FLORIDA INC et al.||Settlement for client|
|PRO FILE POWER SYSTEM LLC et al. vs. E AND D ENTERPRISES OF ORLANDO INC, et al.||Final judgment for client|
|See all legal cases|
|Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 76, p. 235, 2009.||Research Assistant to Ngov, Eang L., Judicial Nullification of Juries: Use of Acquitted Conduct at Sentencing (2009).||2009|
|Florida A&M University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Maryland University College||N/A||N/A||2003|
|Temple University||Business Administration||BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration||2001|
|Stump the Real Estate Lawyer Panel||Real Estate Law Panel||2015|
|FIRE & ACLU - Know Your Rights Series||“Your Rights as a Tenant”||2015|
|LSSHRM||Horrible Bosses: Top 10 Most Common Pitfalls for Employers Concerning Hostile Work Environment and Sexual Harrassment||2013|
|Fall Class - Strayer University||Product Liability||2012|
Posted by Yaniv
Before I hired Mr. Allen he was available on the phone to talk in length and would explain everything to me and have you feel that you are in good hands. Once check was cashed there's almost no communication what so ever. He would never answer the phone or call back. EVER!
We agreed on 2 separate phases. Phase 1 was to file the motion to cancel sale with a requested hearing and second thing was to appeal the denied 30 day extension to the sale date, he estimated $1500 retainer for it and he assured me that this is the amount needed to complete this. Phase 2 for $1000 retainer was to file an appeal in the higher court if the judge denied our motion to cancel sale.
We paid $1500 for phase 1, Mr, Allen filed the motion to cancel, so far so good. Then he was supposed to file an appeal for the 30 day extension of the sale that the judge denied, but he didn't do it claiming it was void due to an earlier discharge. Ok, I accepted it knowing now I have some credit.
On Feb' 13th we noticed on the Clerk of Court that opposing counsel scheduled a hearing, and with her notes she said "I attempted to resolve this matter by making a good faith effort to contact opposing counsel, Rasheed Allen, by telephone and emails as follow;
Feb 8th 2017 placed phone call left a message
Feb 8th 2017 sent email requesting telephone conference on Feb 9th 2017
Feb 9th 2017 sent email requesting telephone conference on Feb 10th 2017
Feb 10th 2017 called Mr. Allen in accordance with his requested time and was unable to reach him"
I sent him an email (since he refuses to communicate by phone) stating that I saw an update on the clerk whats going on? He replied that the other parties have scheduled a hearing, and began to demand more money, When I asked why he wasn't available for the opposing counsel, and requested that he call her back perhaps they want to settle, he explained that its not necessary to speak to them (?? really) and he also refused to contact them when I asked him to and as my Lawyer he should have done (again he will never make a phone call for any reason!). He then demanded immediate payment of $1,000 to prepare for the upcoming Hearing "the invoice must be paid today. If the invoice is not paid we will assume you don't want us to continue representation".
When questioning our credit from phase 1 as he didn't do half of what we agreed, he replied that "The hearing is in 10 days. To file an appeal we must have a court record from the hearing which includes paying a court reporter and obtaining a transcript. As we discussed...."
"As we discussed" he always says that thinking he covers his lies when most of the time we NEVER discussed! Not having too many options and didn't want our case dropped and wanted our lawyer to attend the hearing and have court reporter, we paid the $1000 and the nightmare took a shocking turn.
The day of the hearing - we hear NOTHING from Mr. Allen when the hearing was at 8:30 am. We check the clerk of court at noon to see our Case has been dismissed, Title issued to 3rd Party with NO OBJECTIONS due to defense lawyer not appearing!! He didnt even show up! He stole our money, lied to us he would be there and never showed up,,,we lost the House immediately! Calls to him ofcourse not returned, He finally emailed us at 3:00 and I quote "had another hearing at the same time (in another county)". Total nightmare. When we tried to confront Mr. Allen about a refund and all the steps that he was supposed to do, he said "The fee agreement says nothing of fees for certain services. That "the $2500 was the hourly retainer for initial research, review and preparation. ??? Total Scam! All lies!!
We filed a complaint with the Florida bar and will report this con artist to every possible outlet to prevent him from deceiving and doing damage to other people. He is morally bankrupt, unethical and should be disbarred!
Posted by Dissatisfied Client
I hired Rasheed and gave him all of my case information. In the 3 weeks he was hired, other than the initial consultation I never spoke to him once. His communication skills are completely lacking. He only communicated with me verbally through his paralegal. He suggested an expert 3 weeks into the case when all the evidence was gone (which I had to pay for) and when I disputed and requested to speak with him regarding the matter for clarity, he dropped my case, again without ever speaking to me personally. In the release he stated that I made inconsistent statements which is a complete lie. I refused to sign it until he called me and spoke with me about the matter so he electronically closed it the case on his own.. How he was able to do that is beyond me.
I would never recommend him to anyone ever.
Posted by Marie S.
I hired Mr. Allen to do a simple house closing in Orlando. I was selling my house to my tenants. I hired him in April 2016, and the closing should have taken place sometime in May.There were no major issues to reconcile, and since I was carrying the mortgage no lenders to deal with. Mr. Allen neglected to respond to the buyers attorney numerous times and caused the closing to drag on until July 2016. He neglected to file for the Title, he neglected to file for the estoppel from the HOA. I had to take care of all these myself. I've sold several houses in the past in other states and I've never had to pay the lawyer up front. He demanded the money for the closing up front, and I thought that it was strange, and now I know why he did that. I had no leverage to make him perform his job.
Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!
Cash, Check, Credit card