Varnum attorney John Allen was recently appointed to the Ethics and Professionalism Standing Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurances Practice Section of the American Bar Association. Allen, a frequent writer and presenter on ethics matters, has served the committee at various times throughout his career.
The primary duty of the committee is to promote consideration and understanding of issues related to the maintenance of the professional independence and standards of American lawyers. The committee meets several times a year to participate in and plan activities that enhance professional development, ethics, diversity and public service.
Allen focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation. He is certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. In addition, Allen is a certified arbitrator and mediator. He has written and co-written dozens of articles and books, and he speaks frequently to business and law groups. On a regular basis, he teaches courses in law and trial practice to other lawyers, and he often serves as an expert witness.