Richard H. Allen


150 South Perry Street (36104)
Post Office Box 2069 (36102)
Montgomery, Alabama

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J.D., magna cum laude, The University of Alabama School of Law, 1997

B.A., The University of Alabama, 1994

Bar Admissions:

Alabama, 1997

Admitted to Practice

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Honors and Awards

Dean Thomas W. Christopher Prize

Super Lawyers - Construction Litigation

Order of the Coif

Senior Editor, Journal of the Legal Profession

Martindale-Hubbell Judicial AV Preeminent Rating Award

Best papers: Decedent's Estates, Patents and Copyrights, and Estate Tax

Richard Allen was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1997. He received both his B.A. and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Alabama. While at Alabama, Richard was a Senior Editor of the Journal of the Legal Profession, the recipient of the Dean Thomas W. Christopher Prize, and won awards for the best paper in the courses of Decedent’s Estates, Patents and Copyrights, and Estate Tax. He also was admitted as a member of Order of the Coif. Richard concentrates his practice in the areas of construction law and commercial and business litigation.

Richard has written and lectured on numerous construction law topics including Critical Contract Clauses, Alabama’s Lien Law, Construction Contracting with Public Entities, and Dispute Resolution.  Richard is also a member of the Alabama Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors and Associated General Contractors.

Publications and Lectures

Instructor, Recent Developments in Real Property and Probate Law

Instructor, Alabama Construction Contracting for Public Entities

Instructor, Construction Law in Alabama: How to Get Paid

Instructor, Understanding Alabama Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations

“The Troubled History of Hamner Hall", The Herald (Montgomery County Historical Society)

Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities

Alabama Law Institute

Alabama State Bar

American Bar Association's Forum on Construction Industry

Associated Builders and Contractors

Associated General Contractors

Alabama State Bar - Construction Law Section

Board of Directors, Montgomery Area Food Bank, 2014-present

Steering Committee, Friends of Scouting, 2013-2015