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About Mitch Allen
Attorney

Mitch has been practicing law in Alabama and throughout the United States for over 25 years. Prior to starting his own firm, Mitch was a senior shareholder in the Employment Law Section of Maynard Cooper & Gale, one of the largest law firms in Alabama.

Mitch’s knowledge, experience and trial skills have been recognized by his election into Best Lawyers in America for the last 10 years (2005-2015) (Employment Litigation & Labor & Employment Law). He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in Super Lawyers (Employment & Labor) for the last 7 years. He was honored to be given the highest attorney ranking by Martindale Hubbell, the AV Preeminent Rating.

Mitch received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in 1986 and his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1989. While in law school, Mitch was selected for the Alabama Law Review, where he was later elected to be the Student Works Editor on the Managing Board. He was also selected to the Moot Court Board and chosen to compete on the International Moot Court Team.

After law school, Mitch served as a law clerk to Senior United States District Judge Seybourn H. Lynne of the Northern District of Alabama from 1989-1990.

Mitch is licensed to practice in multiple jurisdictions, both in the State of Alabama and numerous other states. He is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Association (Labor & Employment), and the American Bar Association. He is admitted and has appeared in all United States District Courts in Alabama, including the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts. He has also argued before the Eleventh and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Alabama Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.

Assistant(s):

Michelle Pennington
Phone: 205-983-8365
Email: mpennington@asilpc.com

Ines Packmohr
Phone: 205-983-8265
Email: ipackmohr@asilpc.com

Awards & Recognition:

  • 2016 Best Lawyers in America®
  • 2016 B-Metro Top Attorneys Listing
  • Elected into the Best Lawyers in America for over ten years, 2005-2016
    (Employment Law Management; Labo Law-Management; Litigation-Labor & Employment)
  • Selected for inclusion for Alabama Super Lawyers, 2012-2016
    (Employment & Labor)
  • Elected for Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2003
  • Awarded "AV Preeminent Rating", the highest attorney ranking by Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers

Experience & Cases:

Allen & Shamblin, LLC, Birmingham, Alabama
Partner, March 2015 - Present

Cory Watson Attorneys, Birmingham, Alabama
Partner, January 2013 - March 2015

The Allen Law Firm, Birmingham, Alabama
Founder, January 2011 - 2013

Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., Birmingham, Alabama
Shareholder, January 1997 - December 2010
Senior Shareholder, Labor and Employment Section

Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., Birmingham, Alabama
Associate, August 1990 - December 1996
Litigation, Labor, and Employment Sections

Senior United States District Judge Seybourn H. Lynne
Northern District of Alabama
Law Clerk, July 1989 - July 1990

 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Section
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Employment Law Section
  • Birmingham Bar Association

Admissions:

  • United States District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Education:

The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Juris Doctor, May 1989
Honors:

Alabama Law Review, managing Board, Student Works Editor
Moot Court Board, International Moot Court Team
Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society
Jason, Senior Honor Society

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration, Corporate Finance, May 1986

Publications and News:

  • Keys to Managing Employment Issues (And Avoiding Costly Lawsuits), Spring 2012
  • Positive Employee Relations and Union Avoidance, Spring 2012
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, The "eighty and Eighty" Overtime System for Residential Care Facilities, Fall 2012
  • Application of the Daubert Standard to Functional Capacity Evaluations, Co-authored with Debra Lechner, P.T.M.S., Alabama Self Insurers Association, Winter 2011
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, Emerging Trends, MC&G Labor & Employment Law Update, Fall 2008
  • Taking and Defending Depositions in Employment Actions, American Bar Association's Mid Winter Meeting, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Section, New Orleans, Louisiana, Spring 2007
  • The New Wave of Wage and Hour Litigation, An Ounce of Prevention, MC&G Labor & Employment Law Update, Fall 2007
  • Today's Climate of Employment Litigation and Some Tips for Managing Employment Issues, August 2003
  • United States Supreme Court Endorses Arbitration of Employment Disputes, Business Alabama, June 2001
  • The Supreme Court's New Standard for Avoiding PUnitive Damages in Employment Disputes, Business Alabama, June 2000
  • The Supreme Court's New New Standard for Employer Liability in Harassment Cases, Buiness Alabama, June 1999
  • Why Not Arbitration Instead of Costly Employment Litigation?, Business Alabama, June 1998

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