Kevin Allen practices civil litigation with an emphasis in employment law, wage and hour issues, and class action litigation. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 2005 and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court in the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California.
Mr. Allen received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999. Following a short career as a Media Planner at Saatchi & Saatchi, he attended law school at the University of Santa Clara where he graduated in 2005 in the top 10% of his class. Mr. Allen was a Technical Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review and he received a Witkin award in both Antitrust and Criminal Procedure. During law school, he was a summer law clerk at a well-known plaintiff’s personal injury firm in San Francisco and externed for Judge Gerald M. Etchingham at the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges.
He began his legal career as an attorney at a local litigation firm in the East Bay where he specialized in plaintiff’s personal injury claims, employment law, and real estate litigation. He represented clients in a first-chair capacity at depositions, hearings, mediations, and arbitrations. In 2007, Mr. Allen joined a prominent class action firm where he directed the day-to-day litigation efforts in more than 25 class actions involving wage and hour issues including claims for unpaid wages, overtime misclassification, meal period and rest break violations, and failure to reimburse employees for business expenses. He continued this work at a well known San Francisco civil rights firm before finally joining Velton Zegelman PC as Special Counsel in 2013. While litigating wage and hour class actions, he has successfully obtained settlements totaling many tens of millions of dollars for thousands of aggrieved employees.
Mr. Allen is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association, the San Francisco County Bar Association, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Associate, and the Consumer Attorneys of California. He also volunteers as a supervising attorney at the San Francisco Legal Aid Society's Employment Law Clinic.
Hourly ($350-425/hour), contingent (30-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers- Rising Star for 2013||2013|
|Special Counsel||Velton Zegelman||2013 - 2014|
|Associate||Minami Tamaki LLP||2010 - 2013|
|Litigation Associate||Scott Cole & Associates||2007 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|San Francisco County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Alameda County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|Contra Costa Lawyer||What You Should Know About the Private Attorney General Act (PAGA)||2013|
|Santa Clara Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|"Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals"||Preparing for trial||2013|
|"Evaluating Wage and Hour Claim as a Potential Class Action: Plaintiff and Defense Perspective"||Wage and hour law||2013|