Christopher Allen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Goldblatt + Singer
 | 8182 Maryland Ave., Suite 801
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-499-1283
Fax: 314-241-5078
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Christopher Allen is an attorney with Goldblatt Singer in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Allen has more than 20 years of experience in personal injury law, serving clients in the St. Louis metropolitan area and the surrounding suburbs in matters involving car accidents, industrial accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, products liability, workers’ compensation and other injuries caused by negligence.

Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Mr. Allen speaks English and Spanish. This allows him to effectively communicate with his Spanish-speaking injury clients.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Allen has successfully settled and litigated numerous cases worth a million dollars or more. Before defending injured clients, he worked for an insurance defense attorney. This experience allowed him to view the methods and tactics used by insurance companies in personal injury matters. The perspective he gained from this experience allows him to develop more effective strategies for the injury victims he serves.

Mr. Allen has been recognized for his accomplishments in his chosen area of law. He has been named among the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers and holds an AV Preeminent* rating from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Allen is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the American Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois as well as before various federal courts.

Mr. Allen earned a bachelor’s degree from Creighton University and received his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. While attending law school, he clerked for a federal judge and working as a faculty fellow.

*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
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Personal Injury - General (100%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019

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About Christopher Allen

Admitted: 1997, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://stlinjurylaw.com/attorneys/christopher-a-allen/

Honors/Awards:

  • 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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2006 - present
  • Missouri
  • American Association for Justice, 2007 - present
  • Federal Courts
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2006 - present

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

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

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $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
  • $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
  •  $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
  • $2,500,000 dram shop settlement for woman killed in head-on crash with drunk driver, 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
  • $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
  • $145,000.00 Auto accident involving another driver on his cell phone , 2016
  • $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
  • $270,000.00 settlement for disputed liability boating injury involving 14 year old minor with fractured leg, 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

Educational Background:

  • Creighton University, Under Graduate
  • Chaminade College Preparatory, St. Louis
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Office Location for Christopher Allen

8182 Maryland Ave.
Suite 801
St. Louis, MO 63105

Phone: 314-499-1283

Fax: 314-241-5078

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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