RICHARD L. ALLEN Partner

Mr. Allen is an experienced civil litigator, who has been consistently recognized by The South Florida Legal Guide as a Top Lawyer in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Appeals. His practice primarily focuses on matters involving complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage, commercial leases, partnership disputes, bankruptcy, real estate disputes, and appellate practice. Mr. Allen is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Allen is a highly skilled trial attorney. He was lead trial counsel in the successful prosecution of an insurance bad faith claim brought by one carrier against another in Federal Court which resulted in a $3 Million verdict and has tried nearly one hundred cases to verdict. Mr. Allen also handles appeals in both State and Federal Courts.

In addition to his active practice of law, Mr. Allen is actively involved in the South Florida Community. Mr. Allen has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Miami since 1987, teaching advanced civil procedure and pre-trial practice. Mr. Allen has served as a member and chairman of a grievance committee of the Florida Bar, presiding over investigations and hearings in matters where lawyers are accused of wrong-doing. Mr. Allen is also a member of the Board of Director for Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO). In 2011, JAFCO honored Mr. Allen with its prestigious Jacobs Ladder award recognizing his contributions assisting abused and neglected children throughout South Florida.

Education:

Connecticut College (B.A., cum laude, 1976)
University of Miami (J.D., cum laude, 1979)

Bar Admissions:

Florida
Texas

Courts:

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Tax Court
United States Supreme Court

Affiliations and Activities:

Dade County Bar Association
Cuban American Bar Association
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Miami (1987-Current)
Board of Directors, Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options
Board of Directors, Broward County Division of Jewish National Fund
Former Member, Executive Board of the Jewish Federation of Broward County
Former Member, Board of Directors of the Leukemia Society of America
Former Chairman, Grievance Committee of the Florida Bar
Recipient of the Joan and Douglas Gross Community Service Award (2000)

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