Allen is a graduate of Stanford University, and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  He has over 40 years of experience working in the area of civil law. While in law school, he was an intern with the Marin County Public Defender’s Office, and a law clerk for Melvin M. Belli, in San Francisco. He taught for two years at Hastings College of Law, as a legal writing and research instructor. Since 2001, he has been the Small Claims Court Advisor for the San Mateo County Superior Court. He is a past member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Lawyer’s Club of San Francisco, and the California Trial Lawyers’ Association. He currently is a member of the San Mateo County Bar Association.

Admitted: 1976, California and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1977, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1982, United States Supreme Court; 1986, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


Law School: University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.


Member: San Mateo County Bar Association; State Bar of California.


Cases: In re DeReus, (1985) 53 B.R. 362; Vucinich v. Paine Webber, Jackson & Curtis, Inc., (9 Cir. 1984) 739 F.2d 1434; Vucinich v. Paine Webber, Jackson & Curtis, Inc. (9 Cir. 1986) 803 F.2d 454.


Practice Areas:
  • Business law and contracts
  • Mechanics liens and construction law
  • Condominium law
  • Real estate transactions, disputes, and related litigation
  • Corporate law
  • Partnership law
  • Buying and selling of businesses
  • Contracts and Leases
  • Business litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Commercial landlord and tenant disputes and leases
  • Small Claims Court counseling