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Christopher Allen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Clayton, MO

Allen Injury Law, LLC
7800 Forsyth Blvd, Suite 600
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-626-9813
Fax: 314-476-9533
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%), Workers' Compensation: Claimant (20%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

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

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

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021

About Christopher Allen

First Admitted: 1996, Missouri

Professional Webpage: https://www.alleninjury.com/christopher-allen

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • IL Active and Authorized To Practice Law 1998 to Present MO Good Standing, Active 1997 to Present

Honors/Awards

  • , 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

  • Creighton University, Under Graduate, 1993
  • Chaminade College Preparatory, St. Louis, 1989

Pro bono/Community Service

  • 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

  • $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
  • $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. 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

Comments

  • “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.”

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

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Office Location for Christopher Allen

7800 Forsyth Blvd
Suite 600
Clayton, MO 63105

Phone: 314-626-9813

Fax: 314-476-9533

Last Updated: 5/30/2021

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