Trials, Appeals & Arbitration

Bob Allen is an accomplished litigator. His interest in litigation stemmed early on as the son of the renowned Chicago trial attorney Tom Allen. Immediately after his clerkship on the Texas Supreme Court, Bob worked at Vial Hamilton Koch & Knox, a Dallas firm known for its active trial and appellate practice. His choice of that firm perfectly fit into his professional aspirations in that he had a second chair trial within six months and a first chair trial within a year of joining Vial Hamilton and his trial docket has remained active ever since. Additionally, Bob has tremendous experience in handling and arguing appeals. For example, he satisfied the Civil Appellate Law Board Certification requirement of arguing 12 appeals by 1989, a mere five years after being licensed and only four years after entering the private practice of law after his judicial clerkship.

In addition to trying over 20 cases to verdict or the court, Bob has handled TRO and Injunction proceedings and scores of other evidentiary based court hearings. His appellate arguments number close to 40, as well as Bob arguing hundreds of contested pre-trial and post-trial hearings on dispositive motions, discovery disputes and other issues. As an active litigator, Bob has taken and defended hundreds of depositions. Bob is very comfortable in court and in all types of contested proceedings.


As well as representing parties in numerous arbitrations, including reinsurance and directors and officers/professional liability insurance disputes, Bob Allen also serves as an Arbitrator or Umpire.

Arbitration Panels
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between American Homestar Corporation and Starr Indemnity and Liability Company. Appointed Arbitrator by Starr Indemnity and Liability Company.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Earth Resource Management and ACE/Pacific Employers. Neutral Umpire.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration of Hunsacker Truck Lease, Inc. and Clarendon American Insurance Group. Appointed Arbitrator by Clarendon American Insurance Group.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration of Ranger Insurance Company and Employers Reinsurance Corporation v. HCC Aviation Insurance Group, Inc. and Universal Loss Management, Inc. Appointed Arbitrator by Employers Reinsurance Corporation.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration of Millers Casualty Insurance Company of Texas v. Swiss Re. Appointed Arbitrator by Millers Casualty Insurance Company of Texas.