James M. Allen
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Jim attended University of Maryland undergraduate where he received a Bachelors of Arts degree in English. After college, Jim came back to Memphis and attended the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at Memphis State University, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1993.
In private practice representing plaintiffs and defendants until 2003, Jim then joined the law department at the United States Postal Service, handling labor and employment law cases and giving advice on such areas as the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and laws that affected the employment of veterans. Jim returned to private practice in 2016 and now represents both employers and employees in employment disputes, and individuals in personal injury and family law cases. He has litigated cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.
Jim is a member of the Memphis Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. Jim is the past president of the Memphis and Mid-South Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He has served on several boards including the National Commission on Community and Justice. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and the United States District Courts of the Western District of Tennessee, the Northern District of Mississippi and the Eastern District of Arkansas.