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The Allen Law Firm is a locally owned and licensed firm that has been serving the Bellingham area since 1982. Craig K. Allen has many years of experience as a workers’ compensation lawyer in Bellingham and can be trusted to provide top-notch legal service to your injury or disability claim.

Our staff will not only expertly manage your case, but we will work with you in coordinating your medical care, ensuring you receive financial benefits, and making sure that your rights are not ignored. Contact us if you need a workers’ compensation attorney in Bellingham.

Background of an Injury Lawyer in Bellingham

Craig Karl Allen was born in Prosser WA and is the middle of 3 children. His parents moved to Warden Washington when the Corp of Engineers built the East Low Canal bringing irrigation to the Columbia Basin.

Craig began working since the age of 5 weeding sugar beets on his family farm. Most of his youth was spent tending the potatoes, wheat, peas and alfalfa crops; also raising cattle. Craig estimates he has spent over 5,000 hours on a tractors and other farm related equipment.

He graduated from Warden High School and attended CBCC on a football scholarship. His sophomore year he transferred to Western Washington University where he graduated with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Ethic Studies.  While at Western he always worked concurrently; jobs included: “Guy Friday” at Sudden Valley Golf Course, building grain elevators, installing climate control systems for produce storage sheds, bartending, and installing irrigation systems for large commercial farms.

Craig received his law degree from UPS school of law (now Seattle University) in 1981. He returned to Bellingham opening his solo practice for four years before joining the Law Firm of McCush, Kingsbury, O’Conner, Ludwigson, Thompson and Hayes.  In 1988 he joined forces with the Washington Attorney General office representing the Department of Labor and Industries which inspired him in1996 to form his current office at 1900 D St.

Craig has been married to his wife Karen for 31 years and they have two daughters Mallory and Mackenzie.


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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
  2. Car Accident: 40%
  3. Social Security: 10%



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  • John W Heinemann

    Since 2002 I have referred all of my clients who are in need of an attorney for personal or industrial injuries to Craig Allen at the Allen Law Firm in Bellingham. Craig is highly qualified in these areas of law and all of my clients have been very pleased with how their claims were timely handled and the results attained. John H., attorney Bellingham, Washington


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Allen Law Firm

1900 D Street

Bellingham, WA, 98225-3249


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerAllen Law Firm1996 - Present
AttorneyWashington Attorney General's Office1988 - 1996
AttorneyMcCush, Kingsbury, O'Conner, Ludwigon, Thomspon, and Hayes1984 - 1988
AttorneySolo Practice1981 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2002 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1982 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Member1982 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Western Washington UniversityPsychology/Ethic StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1977