Richard H. Allen Jr.

Richard H. Allen, Jr. has devoted his career to the representation of clients in labor relations and employment law, as well as corporate matters and contracts for businesses of all sizes throughout the United States.

Mr. Allen received his education at Louisiana State University earning his B.S. in 1969. He received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1972, where he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta. He then began his career with the National Labor Relations Board in 1973 and 1974, where he gained invaluable insight, information and skills necessary to represent corporate clients in all aspects of labor relations.

Mr. Allen was licensed and admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1973 and has been admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits. In 2006, Mr. Allen became licensed and admitted to the Arkansas Bar. His reported cases includeWeber v. Jefferson Pilot Life Ins. Co., 938 S. 2d 387 (Tenn. S. CT. 1997). He has achieved an "AV" ranking by Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Allen is the author of "Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector" published by the American Bar Association BARRISTER, and is a frequent speaker at seminars given to companies and trade associations on "How to Avoid Unionization," "How to Defeat a Union Drive," "Avoiding (but, if necessary) Successfully Defending Discrimination and Wrongful Discharge Lawsuits," "Step By Step FMLA Compliance," "Employees, Independent Contractors and the Contingent Work Force," "Rightful Discharge, Effective Personnel Policies and Handbooks, and Painless Parting," "Workplace Violence," "Effective In House Investigations," and "Employment Terminations and Separation Agreements." 

Throughout his career, Mr. Allen has been active in various bar association and community matters. He has served as chairperson for the Continuing Legal Education committee of the Tennessee Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation and is a Certified Rule 31 Mediator. In 2007, he was selected by Law and Politics as a Memphis Area Super Lawyer in Employment and Labor Law. Mr. Allen is a Member of the Memphis Bar Association where he served as the Director of the Young Attorneys Section from 1977 to 1978, Director of the Labor Law Section from 1990 to 1991, and the President of the Young Attorneys Section from 1981 to 1982. Mr. Allen is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association where he served as Chairman of the Labor Law Committee, General Practice Section, from 1977 to 1978. He was nominated as a Fellow in the Memphis Bar Foundation in 2011. His community involvement includes serving as a past president of Carnival Memphis, a director of the Memphis Developmental Foundation, a member of Rotary International and a member of the Econonomics Club of Memphis.