Law Offices of Michele D. Allen, LLC. Knowledge. Experience. Know How.
Michele D. Allen, licensed in both Delaware and Pennsylvania, maintains a legal practice quickly becoming known as the preeminent firm focusing on labor & employment law, civil litigation, legal advice and counseling to employers, employees, health care professionals and government entities.
Michele brings extensive experience to her practice which has resulted in recognitions and honors including being named by her peers in Delaware Today Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the area of Labor & Employment Law.
While Ms. Allen was with the law firm Wier & Allen, P.A., her knowledge and expertise also helped contribute to the firm being recognized for the first time ever with a Best Law Firm designation in the area of Employment and Labor Law by U.S. News and World Report.
Continuing this practice of excellence, Michele focuses on the area of employment and labor law, in addition to developing an expertise in civil litigation and representing health care professionals, applying her years of experience in both private practice and working at the Public Defenders Office in Philadelphia where she successfully defended hundreds of clients.
Her broad array of experience translates to providing the best representation of her clients today. She has successfully represented employers, employees and government entities in a variety of areas ranging from discrimination matters, contract negotiations and civil rights violations. Michele has also represented healthcare professionals before regulatory boards and agencies. She assists physicians with their contract negotiations when they have decided to join or separate from a practice group or hospital. While an Assistant County Attorney for New Castle County, Michele worked defending the County in matters related to civil rights violations. At the Philadelphia Public Defenders Office, Michele handled all aspects of criminal defense including felonies and misdemeanors along with representing juveniles in Family Court. Throughout her career, Michele has handled hundreds of both criminal and civil cases.
Prior to going to law school, Michele worked as an investigator for the Public Defenders Office in Washington, D.C. Working as an investigator in our Nation's Capitol provided Michele with an invaluable and unique approach to handling client's cases. Now, nearly twenty years later, she continues to apply that knowledge during her career as a lawyer to serve as an effective advocate for her clients.
Trinity College. B.A., Washington, D.C.
Widener University, School of Law, J.D., Wilmington, Delaware
Admitted to Practice: Delaware and Pennsylvania
Admissions: United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; Delaware Supreme Court; Pennsylvania Supreme Court; United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Prior Practice: Wier & Allen, P.A. (2009 to 2012), Law Offices fo Richard R. Wier, Jr., P.A. (2007 to 2009), New Castle County, Assistant County Attorney (2004 to 2007), Wilmington City Council, Legislative Counsel (2003 to 2004), Defenders Association of Philadelphia, Assistant Public Defender (1999 to 2003).
Publications and Speaking Engagements: Updates to Employment Law: "Covenants Not to Compete"; Updates to Employment Law "Workplace Fraud and Misclassification of Employees"; Presentation to Delaware Medical Group Management Association (DMGMA) "Hiring, Firing and Discrimination."
Committees: Delaware State Bar Association, Litigation Section Council Member; Delaware State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section; Delaware State Bar Association, Women and the Law Section; Trial Lawyers Association; Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.
Services: Speaker Schwartzkopf's appointee to the Delaware Workplace Bullying Task Force (2014); St. Francis Hospital, Ambassador Council Member; Mock Trial Judge for Widener University School of Law Moe Levine Competition; Governor's appointee to the Delaware Commission for Women; Mock Trial Coach for Delaware Futures; Volunteer Captain for the iCivics Program for Law Day.
Law Offices of Michele D. Allen, LLC
724 Yorklyn Road, Suite 310, Hockessin, Del. 19707