Hill Allen is a partner in the firm and handles a broad range of civil and criminal litigation. His practice areas and recent cases include:
white-collar criminal defense;
False Claims Act and qui tam, or whistleblower, litigation;
wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury;
aviation and workplace accidents;
class actions and other commercial litigation;
campaign finance and political corruption matters;
intellectual property litigation;
trade secret and non-compete litigation; and
criminal tax investigations.
Mr. Allen's clients have included a former Olympic Gold medalist; a former North Carolina Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives; a former North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture; multinational manufacturing, construction and pharmaceutical concerns; major airlines; companies and individuals charged or under investigation in federal and state court; and families of those killed in aviation, automobile and workplace accidents. Among other matters, Mr. Allen defended well-known track-and-field athlete Marion Jones in a multi-jurisdiction federal prosecution that drew international attention.
Mr. Allen has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America®’s Criminal Defense, White Collar Section since 2012, in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite” Criminal Section since 2004, and in North Carolina Super Lawyers since 2009. He became a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer in 2004. Past professional activities include serving on the faculty of NITA's Southeast Regional Trial Skills program.
Mr. Allen is a North Carolina native. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.