A graduate of Western State University College of Law – Fullerton, Allen was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1991. While in law school Allen served on the board of the Student Bar Association at Western State and also served as the President and Vice-president of the California State Student Bar Association.
Allen is a Southern California native who has been practicing law for over 29 years. He has represented over 300 family law and over 200 criminal defense clients in Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Tulare and Ventura Counties. He has also represented clients in probate matters, trust, civil litigation, juvenile dependency proceedings and guardianship cases with experience in both court trials and criminal jury trials.
Allen is a former police officer, having served in the cities of Desert Hot Springs and Paso Robles. He is also a US Army veteran, serving both as an enlisted soldier and an officer.
Allen has a passion for Orange County charitable causes. In 1994, he founded a charitable organization that continues to provide regular donations and support for the Orange County Ronald McDonald House, Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Santa Ana Police Athletic & Activity League, the MS Society of Orange County, Second Harvest Food Bank and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, among others. At the right time of year, you might catch him impersonating Santa while visiting some of these charities.
Allen believes in providing clients with a fair and realistic approach to handling their family law issues. Whether they have a dissolution or custody matter or have had the unfortunate experience of being charged with a criminal complaint, Allen will assist clients in navigating through those difficult issues.