|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Attorney of the Year in 1993 ad 2003||Public Defender Office, Santa Barbara, CA||2003|
|Capital and criminal defense, all cases||Sole Practitioner||1970 - Present|
|Humphreys College of Law at Stockton||N/A||law||N/A|
|California Polytechnic St U||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
Katherine Schwinghammer, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
R. Thomas (Tom) Allen is an admired leader in the criminal defense community. I'm one of many, many less-experienced lawyers who looks up to Tom. He has experience and knowledge far above and beyond his peers/competitors. He fights for his clients with passion, intelligence, and dauntless, tireless energy. Time after time, I've seen Tom's tenacity and hard work pay off, because he receives verdicts and settlements that many other lawyers might only dream of. Tom has an amazingly successful track record representing people charged with murder and other serious crimes. If I was charged with a serious crime, I'd do whatever it took to get Tom Allen working on my case. I cannot endorse this lawyer highly enough. He is a leader and an inspiration to me and many others who know him.