Antonio / Associate

Since graduating law school in 2012, Antonio Allen has built a labor and employment law practice that focuses on the representation of large and small business clients in employment disputes involving wrongful termination, workers’ compensation retaliation, discrimination, harassment, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Antonio Allen

Principal practice area

Labor/Employment
Litigation

Education

  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (J.D., 2012)
    • Law Review, Executive Editor, 2011 – 2012
    • Traveling Mock Trial Team, 2010 – 2012
    • Moot Court Honor Society, Board Member, 2011-2012
    • Texas Wesleyan Student Ambassador Recruiting Team,   Founding Board Member 2011 – 2012
    • Board of Advocates
    • Phi Delta Phi Fraternity
    • Texas Wesleyan Innocence Project
  • Mississippi State University (M.B.A., 1992)
  • Mississippi State University (B.B.A., Transportation and Logistics 1991)
  • Before going to law school, Antonio worked for PepsiCo-Frito-Lay North America in various management and executive level roles.
Antonio Allen

Experience

  • Represented small business owner in partnership dispute. Obtained unanimous jury verdict in favor of client.
  • Defended business client in workers’ compensation retaliation lawsuit.  Obtained summary judgement in favor of client.
  • Assisted with defense of transportation industry client in arbitration of union employee’s wrongful termination claim.  Obtained a “no damage” award ruling on behalf of client.
  • Assisted with representation of oil industry client in workers’ compensation retaliation lawsuit. Case settled.
  • Defended small business client in copyright infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of Texas. Obtained judgment to set aside entry of default judgment. Case settled for fraction of original judgment.
  • Defended commercial landlord in breach of contract dispute brought by business tenant. Case settled for fraction of original demand.
  • Represented small business owner in breach of contract litigation. Obtained default judgment in favor of client and collected judgement for client through post judgment litigation.
  • Represented out of state business client in collection of agreed judgment after Texas party breached settlement agreement. Negotiated  new agreement which included payment of client’s attorney fees.
  • Defended small business owner in Fort Worth Municipal Court charged with violation of trash and nuisance ordinance.  Obtained unconditional dismissal of charges.
  • Appointed by Legal Aid of North Texas to represent pro-bono client in breach of contract and deceptive trade practices act litigation. Obtained default judgment for client.
  •  Appointed by Legal Aid of North Texas to defend pro-bono client in child custody petition. Obtained non-suit of case by petitioner and child protective services.
  • Appointed by Legal Aid of North Texas to defend pro-bono client in child support modification petition. Obtained non-suit of case by petitioner.

 

 

 

 

Antonio Allen

Bar admissions and certifications

  • State Bar of Texas, 2012
    • Labor & Employment Section
    • State Bar College Member
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Section
    • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
    • L. Clifford Davis Legal Association – Treasurer and Executive Board Member
  • Dallas County Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Section
    • J.L. Turner Legal Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Section
    • Young Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Antonio Allen

Professional And Community

  • Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
    •  Xi Tau Lambda Alumni Chapter Executive Board Member
    •  Xi Tau Lambda Alumni Chapter President 2005-2009
  • Junior Achievement Volunteer Teacher, 2012
Antonio Allen

Publications and presentations

  • Texas Wesleyan School of Law Alumni Blog
  • “Paging Dr. Phil: Associates Need Psychology Insights”Texas Lawyer Magazine, May 20, 2013.
Antonio Allen