Daily Archives: December 15, 2016

Kevin Allen Now Offers Mediation Services

Kevin Allen Now Offers Mediation Services

Kevin R. Allen announced that effective January 2017 he will started offering mediation services throughout the Bay Area. Mr. Allen has over ten years of experience advising clients regarding employment law issues. He is a successful trial attorney and has a significant amount of experience with complex wage and hour class actions, trade secret disputes, and breach of contract claims. Reduced rates available for small disputes. Please contact Mr. Allen directly with inquiries.

Kevin R. Allen Name "Rising Star" By Super Lawyers (Again)

Kevin R. Allen named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for third straight year!

In July 2016 Kevin Allen was named a Rising Star for 2015. This is the third straight year he has received this award. The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but who meet either one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, then go through the Rising Stars selection process. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Jury Awards $169,844 In Unpaid Wages

Obtained a $169,844 jury verdict

Kevin R. Allen represented an employee against a San Jose law firm (Pagano & Kass, PC) for unpaid bonus compensation. The complaint was filed in 2015 and was defended vigorously by the law firm’s principals. Mr. Allen successfully opposed a demurrer, motion to strike, motion to reclassify the case as limited, motion for directed verdict, and prevailed on most of the pretrial motions in limine. A jury was empaneled on August 22, 2016. Mr. Allen acted as lead trial counsel with attorney VJ Chetty as second chair. Following a four day trial the jury returned a special verdict for the full $169,844 in unpaid wages Mr. Allen sought on behalf of his client. Following verdict Defendant filed a series of post trial motions including a motion for new trial and a motion for judgement notwithstanding the verdict. The case involved complex wage and hour issues including the interplay between a contractual referral fee provision, California rules of ethics. At a hearing on December 2, 2016 the Court indicated it would deny the Defendant’s post trial motions and grant Plaintiff’s application for prevailing party fees and costs and interest, totaling in excess of $200,000.