Mr. Allen is the co-chair of Rogers Towers’ Litigation Department. His practice is focused on complex commercial litigation. He has extensive trial experience including jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts, as well as arbitrations, including contract litigation, officer/director liability, legal malpractice defense, product liability, and probate litigation.  Mr. Allen has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® in the categories of Commercial Litigation, "Bet the Company" Litigation, and Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions - Defendants. He has been a Florida Super Lawyers® designee in the Business Litigation category and has been included in Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” in the Commercial Litigation category. In 2014, Mr. Allen was inducted into the “Legal Elite Hall of Fame.”  Mr. Allen is a former President of the Jacksonville Bar Association, and is Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Author: “Logic and the Law: When Their Paths Diverge,” Florida Bar Journal, July/August 2002
  • Co-author: Chapters in Construction Litigation in Florida, 1983, and Florida Construction Law and Practice, 1991 (2d ed.), 1997 (3d ed.) and 2001 (4th ed.)
  • Presenter: Numerous lectures on subjects of civil trial law, including the use of discovery in commercial litigation, developments in civil procedure, and techniques of cross-examination.

Representative Matters

Education

  • University of North Carolina B.A. 1966
  • University of Florida College of Law J.D. 1969

Bar Association Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Jacksonville Bar Association

Legal Certifications

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, The Florida Bar

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Courts, Various Pro Hoc Vice Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit and 11th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Awards and Distinctions

  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Trend Magazine, “Legal Elite” (Commercial Litigation), 2005-2009, 2011- 2019
  • Florida Trend Magazine, “Legal Elite” Hall of Fame, inducted 2014
  • Florida Super Lawyers® (Business Litigation), 2006-2019
  • Jacksonville Super Lawyers® “Top 25”, 2018-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Bet-the-Company Litigation), 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Commercial Litigation), 2010-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Defense), 2017-2020

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Past President, Former Member of the Board of Governors, Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Former Chairman, Grievance Committee, Fourth Judicial Circuit
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers