Jesse A. Allen is a litigator with a passion for being in the courtroom. He represents clients in a wide range of civil cases, including those arising from motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and other property, business and employment disputes. Prior to joining Gates, O’Doherty, Gonter & Guy, Mr. Allen spent five years with another civil litigation firm defending individuals, business and public entities faced with lawsuits. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, teaching oral advocacy and persuasive legal writing skills to student competitors.
Mr. Allen was born in Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Central Washington University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Law and Justice and Political Science. He was a member of the football team and was named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement. Thereafter, Mr. Allen obtained his Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, graduating cum laude in the top 15 percent of his class. During law school, he served as Vice-President of the Moot Court Honor Society and was a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team. He was one of few students named to the national list of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for achievement in curricular and extracurricular activities.