Christopher Allen

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Clayton, Missouri

Allen Injury Law, LLC
Christopher Allen
Allen Injury Law, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation; view more

Licensed in Missouri since: 1997

Education: Saint Louis University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024
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Allen Injury Law, LLC

7800 Forsyth Blvd
Suite 600
Clayton, MO 63105 Visit website


A personal injury attorney at Allen Injury Law, LLC, Christopher Allen represents clients in St. Louis, Missouri, and the surrounding metropolitan areas. He has over two decades of experience with a long list of successful verdicts and settlements. He is named to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, he is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and, he holds an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbel, a peer review rating recognizing the highest possible professional rating for legal ability and ethical standards. 

Mr. Allen attended Creighton University, where he graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts. At Saint Louis University School of Law, he studied and earned his Juris Doctor in 1996. Admitted to practice in both Illinois and Missouri, he is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

A member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, he is also involved with the American Association for Justice and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Mr. Allen is also a Faculty Fellow of the Saint Louis University School of Law his experience extends to injuries related to workers’ compensation, premises liability, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and auto accidents.

An active participant in his local community, Mr. Allen has volunteered with Kids’ Chance and Mothers Against Drunk Driving, working to protect children of injured workers and those who are victims of drunk driving. He also works with the Hispanic community on a pro bono basis and has published writings for Liberty Mutual Insurance and the Insurance Litigation Reporter.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

  • 80% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 1996, Missouri

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • IL Active and Authorized To Practice Law 1998 to Present MO Good Standing, Active 1997 to Present
  • Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubble, Martindale-Hubble, 2012
  • Faculty Fellow, Saint Louis University School of Law
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Federal 8th Circuit, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Federal 7th Circuit, Southern District of Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2006 - present
  • American Association for Justice, 2007 - present
  • Federal Courts
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2006 - present
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Insurance Litigation Reporter, Effects of Tort Reform on Personal Injury Claims, 2005
  • Tort Reform Effects on Personal Injury Litigation, Speaker, Liberty Mutual Insurance, 2005
Educational Background:
  • St. Louis University, JD, 1996
  • Creighton University, Under Graduate, 1993
  • Chaminade College Preparatory, St. Louis, 1989
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Continues to do pro-bono work for the Hispanic Community in St. Louis, 2023
  • 2016-2018 Mother's Against Drunk Driving - annual walk and fund raiser, 2018
  • Performs pro-bono work for the Hispanic community
  • Kids Chance - an organization that helps the children of seriously injured workers, 2018
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $550,000 Jefferson County settlement against a trucking company for a man who was injured in a crash with a tractor trailer resulting in cervical spine surgery after the tractor trailer made a right turn on a red light in directly front of him on a rural Missouri highway.  , 2023
  • $355,000 St. Charles County settlement for a motor vehicle crash where a woman suffered a fractured hand requiring two surgeries and spinal injuries requiring conservative care. , 2023
  • $300,000 St. Louis County settlement for a woman who was working as a dog groomer when she was viciously attacked at work. Suit was filed against the dog owner for injuries she suffered which included nerve damage to her legs and surgery. She also suffered scarring and disfigurement as a result of the attack.   , 2023
  • 250,000 St. Louis County settlement involving a man who was struck by a woman who ran a red light resulting in right shoulder and neck injuries necessitating right shoulder surgery., 2023
  • $390,000 settlement for injured motorist who needed a left shoulder surgery after he was struck and injured when a box truck ran a red light., 2022
  • $190,000 St. Louis County settlement for a man who was struck by an 18 wheeler that backed into him and pushed his car backwards approximately 50 feet down the road causing lumbar spine injuries that necessitated pain management and physical therapy., 2023
  • $250,000 settlement for driver who was hit after two other vehicles lost control on rural highway and struck him head on. Multiple injuries and back surgery required as a result of the crash. , 2022
  • $250,000 settlement for driver who was hit head on by another vehicle on a rural highway. Plaintiff suffered a concussion and a fractured foot requiring surgery. , 2022
  • $550,000 St. Louis County settlement for an injured landscaper who was struck by another vehicle causing his truck to overturn., 2021
  • $300,000 St. Louis City settlement of uninsured motorist claim for a woman who was struck by an out of control vehicle causing back and neck injuries that will require a future surgery. , 2021
  • $250,000 Franklin County settlement for a woman who suffered ankle fractures requiring surgical repair after she was struck head-on by another motorist on a two lane highway. , 2021
  • $175,000 St. Charles County settlement for a young woman who rear-ended another motorist stopped in the left lane of a five-lane highway after the other motorist stopped to avoid a disabled vehicle in front of her. , 2021
  • $300,000 Settlement involving disputed intersection truck crash resulting in plaintiff's rotator cuff tear and surgical repair. Litigated in Federal Court due to truck company that was based out of Toronto, Canada, 2020
  • $100,000 St. Louis County policy limits pre-litigation settlement for rear-end crash wherein plaintiff suffered a torn rotator cuff and required surgical repair, 2020
  • $100,000 St. Charles County policy limit settlement for woman who was rear ended after stopping behind a school bus. Despite having a prior knee injury, medical evidence substantiated the fact that the rear-end crash resulted in a torn meniscus requiring surgical repair, 2020
  • $100,000 St. Louis County policy limit settlement for disputed intersection crash resulting in plaintiff's knee injury necessitating arthroscopic repair. Cell phone records revealed that the tortfeasor was using his cell phone when he ran a stop sign and caused the crash, 2020
  • $1,000,000 Settlement for the wrongful death of a 78 year-old dialysis patient who was killed when the driver of his medical transport van rear-ended a vehicle stopped at an intersection. Cell phone records revealed that the medical transport van driver was on his cell phone at the time of the crash, 2019
  • $485,000 settlement for a customer who suffered a fractured hip when improperly stacked merchandise fell on him at a local big box store, 2019
  • $600,000 settlement for mother and son who were injured in a head-on collision when the driver of a painting company vehicle crossed the double yellow along a curve on a two lane rural highway, 2018
  • $1,350,000.00 Wrongful death suit for the family of decedent where decedent was driving a commercial pick- up truck and struck a tractor-trailer that pulled out in front of him, 2017
  • $485,000.00 Personal injury suit for plaintiff truck driver that rear-ended defendant truck driver who was driving too slowly on an interstate highway, 2017
  • $200,000 for pedestrian struck and injured in roadway by inattentive driver, 2017
  • $200,000.00 Personal injury suit for plaintiff truck driver who was injured while inspecting his rig’s flat tire and was struck by another tractor-trailer that drifted onto the shoulder, 2017
  • $1,050,000.00 Personal injury suit for family against a drunk driver who swerved into family’s mini-van, 2016
  • $1,050,000.00 Personal injury suit for a passenger in a commercial pickup truck that struck a tractor-trailer that pulled out in front of passenger’s vehicle, 2016
  • $400,000.00 Workers compensation claim for a Police Officer who was injured on the job when he answered a domestic abuse call and was stabbed in the face with a butcher knife, 2016
  • $145,000.00 Auto accident involving another driver on his cell phone, 2016
  • $270,000.00 settlement for disputed liability boating injury involving 14 year old minor with fractured leg, 2015
  • $200,000 against summer-camp organizer for negligent supervision resulting in sexual assault by 15 year-old male camper of 14 year-old female victim, 2015
  • $1,000,000.00 Personal injury suit for plaintiff who was injured at a warehouse when a forklift ran over and partially amputated her foot, 2014
  • $500,000.00 Wrongful Death of an individual that was burned to death in a shed at his work site when he became intoxicated and knocked over a space heater, 2014
  • $800,000 for injuries to local bar/club patron when he was assaulted by bouncers, 2013
  • $1,500,000.00 45-year-old woman suffered a catastrophic arm injury when her shirt sleeve was pulled into a conveyor with inadequate guarding, 2011

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“I have known Chris since law school. Over the past few years, I have referred him a number of cases, including some rather large injury matters. Chris has impressed me each time. Recently I referred him a very close family member who was hurt after being hit by a car while crossing the street. I am nominating Chris as, not only did he achieve a fantastic settlement, but my relative could not stop talking about how nice Chris was, how hard he worked and that his communication skills with my relative were fantastic. That's not something you see everyday, so I thought Chris should be considered for SuperLawyers.”

Office location for Christopher Allen

7800 Forsyth Blvd
Suite 600
Clayton, MO 63105

Phone: 314-934-2915


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  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024

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