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  Jeffrey W. Allen
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Jeff Allen is a partner in the firm's San Francisco - Downtown office. He has 30 years of experience and has a record of numerous jury cases tried to successful verdicts in California and Federal courts. Mr. Allen's trial successes include cases involving Tort and Catastrophic Loss, Automotive and Trucking and Transportation Law, Premises Liability, and Products liability. He has served as primary defense counsel in California for one of the nations' largest retailers as well as led outside trial counsel for several national transportation companies and insurers. He has served and continues to serve as a private and San Francisco Superior court-appointed arbitrator.

Mr. Allen's liability practice focuses on defense in a wide variety of claims, including cases involving premises liability, false imprisonment, product liability and catastrophic injury exposure. His Automotive and Transportation experience includes defending a number of multi-million dollar claims. He is a member of the national Trucking Industry Defense Association. He currently is a member of the Trucking Transportation Committee for the Association of Defense Counsel for Northern California (ADCNC).

Throughout his career, Mr. Allen has successfully handled serious personal injury cases involving serious and catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injury, complex regional pain syndrome (reflex sympathetic dystrophy), paraplegia, and quadriplegia. He also has represented a wide variety of professionals including health care practitioners, insurance industry brokers/agents, attorneys, and others in professional liability suits.

Mr. Allen has long been a leader in Civic, Legal, and Bar organizations. He has been the CYO Basketball Athletic Commissioner for Santa Maria Catholic Church for 3 years, as well as coaching youth basketball (3rd through 8th grades) for 12 years.

He has been a member of multiple Legal associations: American Bar Association, Bar Association of San Francisco, Alameda County Bar Association, Contra Costa County Bar Association. He has been a 30 year member of the Association of Defense Counsel for Northern California and the national Defense Research Institute (DRI) with historic involvement with the Retail and Hospitality Annual Seminar held annually in May in Chicago, Illinois. He is also a member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA).

An accomplished lecturer, Mr. Allen has been an accredited MCLE provider and frequently addresses industry groups to discuss current issues, including Medicare/Medicaid/State and local county Lien practice, Howy'all Doing? -- Howell vs Hamilton Meats Explained, Defending Against the Reptile Theory, among many other topics.

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