David F. Allen

Legal Experience you Can Trust



University of Florida B.S.B.A., Finance, 1974

University of Florida College of Law Juris Doctor, 1977

Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute, University of Florida 1979


David Allen entered the University of Florida in 1970 and graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He continued at the UF College of Law and received his J.D. Degree in 1977. He took the Oath of Attorney, and has been a member of the The Florida Bar since 1978.

In 1973, Mr. Allen attended the London Study Program sponsored by Florida State University and studied in Great Britain for six months. During all 7 years of Mr. Allen's college career, he maintained full-time summer employment to finance his education.

While attending law school Mr. Allen worked for Avera and Stripling, a trial law firm in Gainesville, Florida. Previously, Mr. Allen was the leader of several successful music groups that performed at numerous events in Tampa, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Profession Recognition

David Allen has been reviewed and rated by local judges and lawyers regarding his ethical standards and legal ability. His peers have rated him "AV Preeminent," the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards as reported by Martindale-Hubbell, the Nation's oldest legal directory, first published in 1868.

Legal Experience

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Allen began his career with an established law firm in Winter Park, Florida. At age 26 he became an Assistant Public Defender, and was ultimately promoted to Felony Division Chief. While at that Office, Mr. Allen settled or tried over 1500 cases in three and one-half years, gaining valuable experience representing clients in jury trials from DUIs and misdemeanors to all felonies including First Degree Murder.

In 1982, Mr. Allen established his own private practice: Diaz Family Law Firm. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Allen has handled thousands of traffic, misdemeanor and felony cases, as well as appeals. In addition, he has helped hundreds of family law clients with the difficult and emotional issues surrounding divorce, child custody, property division and alimony. Chances are, Mr. Allen has successfully handled a case like yours many times during his career.


The Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section; Family Law Section

The Orange County Bar Association

Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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