Allan is a seasoned trial attorney with nearly 30 years of experience practicing law in Philadelphia. Alan is guided by two principles. First, be compassionate to clients who are typically under enormous stress. Second, be considerate while being aggressive with opposing counsel. Allan doesn’t believe in being unpleasant to anyone – ever. He simply puts his clients and their needs above all else. It’s this philosophy that makes Allan an integral member of the team.
Allan comes to the Craig A. Altman firm with a unique background both in and out of law. It never hurts to have a trial attorney who has a natural competitive spirit. Allan was a semi-pro athlete, and it was then that he not only learned discipline but what it takes to win. He also witnessed and was schooled in the rigors of service to others growing up the son of a Marine at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina before relocating to Pennsylvania.
After Allan received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kutztown University, he became an insurance claims supervisor. His insider exposure to the insurance “game” was foundational to the kind of lawyer Allan would become – a lawyer unafraid to take on the insurance companies and their delay-and-deny tactics.
Allan graduated Widener University School of Law in 1994. He managed his own practice which afforded him the opportunity to gain experience in different practice areas including personal injury, auto accidents, criminal defense, and real estate. While proficient in many practice areas, Allan’s passion is representing clients injured by the negligence of others. His diverse background is what gives him the confidence to take on the difficult cases – often the ones other firms reject. He is determined to achieve full and fair compensation for clients injured as a result of someone’s negligence.
Allan’s not afraid of the tough case nor does he shy away from the more complex pieces of litigation. One such case, where Allan was able to achieve a substantial result for his client, was an assault and battery and negligence case against Family Dollar. This case involved conduct that resulted in a store employee going into premature labor. The case, which was reported in the Pennsylvania Record, was the kind of action that required both determination and compassion to achieve a victory for his client.