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For nearly 20 years, Chris has successfully litigated serious accident cases throughout the region. He relentlessly advocates for victims of all walks of life. Before Goldblatt Singer, he worked for a number of insurance companies and saw how unfairly they treated injury victims. With extensive trial experience in both defense and plaintiff work, he has expertise across the entire spectrum of personal injury law including truck and auto accidentsindustrial accidentspremises liabilityproducts liabilitynursing home malpractice and workers' compensation. He has partnered and helped his clients in everything from small to serious million dollar injury cases.


Chris is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubble. The AV/Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous peer review rating process that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubble. This is the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards. He is a National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyer, a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the American Association for Justice and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He is licensed in Missouri, Illinois and in Federal Courts.


Chris was born in Mexico City, Mexico and moved to the United States in 1977. He is fluent in Spanish. After attending Chaminade College preparatory in St. Louis, he completed his undergraduate degree at Creighton University. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1996. While in law school, he served as a Faculty Fellow and also clerked for the Honorable Clifford J. Proud, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois.

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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Workers Compensation: 20%
    20 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    20 years
  3. Defective Products: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
    20 years
  5. Trucking Accident: 20%
    20 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (20-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steve Walsh

    Chris Allen is an excellent attorney. He's very knowledgable and experienced, always well-prepared and willing to fight to get full value for his clients. I recommend him highly.

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    Steve Walsh Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Nolan Daniel Drafahl

    Chris has litigated personal injury and workers' compensation cases for almost 20 years in Missouri and Illinois. His track record speaks for itself. I regularly consult Chris on complex legal issues. I strongly endorse this lawyer.

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    Nolan Drafahl Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Goldblatt + Singer

8182 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO, 63105

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199805/17/2016
MOGood Standing, Active199701/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGoldblatt Singer2005 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember2006 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brewster v. Confidential1,500,000 Settlement
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Insurance Litigation ReporterEffects of Tort Reform on Personal Injury Claims2005
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Liberty Mutual in house seminar2005 Tort Reform Effects on Personal Injury Litigation2005