Of Counsel (North Carolina)
Ms. Allen started her legal career as legal secretary. In 1988 she became a certified legal assistant. She has had experience in the legal field in government, law firms, and in-house in corporations, in Atlanta, Houston and Raleigh. In 2002, she enrolled in law school to further her career. After graduating, she worked for Legal Aid, which inspired her passion for protecting the rights of consumers. Now in private practice, she handles consumer advocacy, bankruptcy, estate planning, and guardianship law. She retired from the United States Navy, Reserve Component, in 2007 after 21 years of service.
- Maryville College – B.A. in Political Science (1980)
- North Carolina Central School of Law – J.D. (2005)