Contact Information

Phone: 919.886.5005

Email: rallen /at/


Richard D. Allen, Attorney at Law2010-present

Owner and principal of solo litigation and transactional practice.

Representative matters include:

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Duke University School of LawJ.D., 2008

Activities and Societies: Alaska Law Review, Duke Law and Technology Review, Duke Law Community Enterprise Clinic.

New York UniversityM.F.A., 2004

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill A.B., 1997

Activities and Societies: Graduated with distinction and with honors in creative writing. Assistant manager, WXYC-FM, 1996-97. Music editor, Daily Tar Heel, 1995. Member, Dialectic Society.


Recipient of the North Carolina NAACP's 2014 Humanitarian of the Year award as part of the pro bono legal defense team for individuals arrested at the North Carolina General Aseembly during the NC NAACP's summer 2013 Moral Mondays protests.

Writing (Selected)

Roberts's Rehnquist-Meets-O'Connor Compromise, The Washington Spectator, June 28, 2012

Blogging the Law.Gov Conference at Duke Law: Should the Law be Open Source?,, April 28, 2010

Can You Copyright Your Tweets?,, February 26, 2010

Citizens United v. FEC: Eight Unanswered Questions,, January 21, 2010

Is the Office Closed? The Role of the Office of Victims’ Rights After Cooper v. District Court, Alaska Law Review, December 2007



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