W. Allen Sheehan
150 South Perry Street (36104)
Post Office Box 2069 (36102)
J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 2007
B.A., Rhodes College, 2004
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
Honors and Awards
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating Award
Cumberland Scholar of Merit for Evidence
Cumberland Dean's List Fall 2004 through Spring 2007
Four Year Letterman in Football at Rhodes College
As a civil litigator, Allen Sheehan primarily handles civil cases and civil appeals involving insurance defense, corporate law and construction law. Additionally, Allen practices in the area of family law, handling cases involving matters of divorce, child custody, child support and domestic crime.
Allen also represents individuals in district court and municipal court who are making one-time court appearances or who have been charged with minor criminal offenses, such as speeding and other traffic violations, drug possession, minor in possession (MIP) and driving under the influence (DUI).
Allen’s clients include insurance companies, corporations, construction companies, small businesses, families and individuals.
Allen is Chairman of the firm’s Recruiting & Development Committee and is actively engaged in meeting with and interviewing prospective attorneys for the firm.
Allen is a native of Montgomery and is active in the professional community. He is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery, serves as Easter Seals of Alabama’s attorney and is involved with the Boy Scouts of America. Additionally, he is a member of the Church of the Ascension. In law school, Allen served on the Cumberland Law Review, was a member of the Trial Board and was the winner of the Haley Trial Competition.
Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities
Board Member of the Montgomery County Bar Association
Past President and past Vice-President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Montgomery County Bar Association
Member of the Montgomery County Volunteer Lawyers Program and former Member of the Board of Directors
President of the Montgomery, Alabama, Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
Member of the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery and former Member of the Board of Directors
Graduate of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, Class 13
Member of the Hugh Maddox American Inn of Court
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rated attorney
Q & A
What type of matters do you work on most often?
I have worked in nearly every aspect of law from real estate closings, will drafting, corporation formation, small claims court, collections, family law, and minor criminal matters to complex litigation in State and Federal Court and Appellate practice.
What previous experiences influence your practice?
My experiences in team settings have helped me relate to people and work with both clients and opposing counsel to achieve our common goals whenever possible. Similarly, my experiences in a wide variety of litigation settings allow me to focus on the real issues and present a clear and concise version of my clients’ positions.