|Shareholders: Dale L. Allen, Jr.|
Dale Allen is a shareholder and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He has a diverse litigation practice, including work for public entities with an emphasis in police liability and public transit, as well as private sector litigation in wrongful death and catastrophic injury. Representative clients include the City of Antioch Police Department; Bay Area Rapid Transit District Police Department; Clearlake City Police Department; City of Emeryville Police Department; City of Livermore Police Department; City of Martinez Police Department; City of Merced Police Department; City of Piedmont Police Department; City of Tracy Police Department; Union City Police Department; Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transit; Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers; San Mateo County Transit; Pepsi Bottling Group; Coach America; Sedgwick Claims Management Services; Frito-Lay; Gallagher Bassett Claims Management Services; Bickmore Risk Services; George Hills Claims and JPA Management Services; York Claims Services; Municipal Powers Authority; PARSAC; and Tower Insurance Company. He has been lead or co-counsel in 34 jury trials.
Mr. Allen is a native San Franciscan. He was a San Francisco Police Officer from 1977 to 1989, while completing his undergraduate and J.D. degrees at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He began working as an associate at Low, Ball & Lynch in 1989 and became a full partner in 1996. He is admitted to practice in the State of California, before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and in the Northern and Eastern Districts of the United States Federal Courts.Mr. Allen was elected to ABOTA in 2004 with the rank of “Associate.” He is a member of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Allen has earned an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and has served on the judge pro tempore settlement panel for the San Francisco County Superior Court.