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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
    37 years
  2. Military Law: 5%
    46 years

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Elisabeth Silva

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on cases with Terry Allen as opposing counsel for 25 years. I know him to be a smart, effective advocate for his clients. He works hard to present the prosecutor with evidence that puts the client in the best possible light. He is very effective in trial and recently won a high BA DUI by showing the client drank after driving. Over the years, we have become good friends which makes it a pleasure to recommend him.


    Elisabeth Silva Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Nicholas William Christoph

    Terry is a compassionate, hardworking attorney that is dedicated to getting results for his clients. As a friend and colleague, I highly endorse Attorney Terry Allen, an experienced and respected criminal defense attorney.


    Nicholas Christoph Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Golden State Law Group

591 Camino De La Reina
Suite 525
San Diego, CA, 92108

Po Box 2749
Oceanside, CA, 92051-2749



MOGood Standing, Active196901/08/2013

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public reproval with/duties
    issued in CA, 1995


    This sanction means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar placed conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a recurrence of the wrongful act.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/Sole ProprietorTerry S. Allen, Attorney at Law2012 - Present
Consulting AttorneyGolden State Law Group2010 - Present
Trial Attorney, Head of Criminal DepartmentPacific Law Center2005 - 2009
Attorney/Sole ProprietorTerry S. Allen, Attorney at Law1978 - 2005
Judge AdvocateUnited States Marine Corps1970 - 1974
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Naval Justice SchoolMilitary LawJudge Advocate1970
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
Baker UniversityEnglish LiteratureAB - Applied Baccalaureate1966