Varnum trial attorney and Senior Counsel John Allen has received an American Bar Association (ABA) re-appointment to the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Standing Committee on Ethics and Professionalism.
The Ethics and Professionalism Committee advises over 25,000 lawyers on matters of legal ethics and presents programs for the education of both lawyers and the public. Allen has served on that Committee for over 20 years and served as its Chair in 2002-2004 and 2011-2012.
Allen focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation, legal ethics and professional liability defense. He has over 50 years’ experience handling legal problems and has written and co-written dozens of articles and books. A frequent speaker to business and law groups, Allen also teaches courses in law and trial practice to other lawyers on a regular basis, and often serves as an expert witness.
Allen is a certified arbitrator and mediator and is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Allen has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2005, and Michigan Super Lawyers since 2011. He was also named in the Michigan Super Lawyers Top 100 in 2011. He was selected as one of 20 Michigan “Leaders in the Law” in 2012. Allen is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an elite, invitation-only recognition of jury trial lawyers in the United States.