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Hill Allen, Raleigh Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Business Crimes Defense, Personal Injury, Antitrust Litigation, Aviation, Class Actions, Commercial Litigation, Elections, Licensing Boards Discipline, Appeals, Election Law And Redistricting

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Martha Countess

Hill Allen is a partner in the firm and handles a broad range of civil and criminal litigation. His practice areas and recent cases include: white collar criminal defense; healthcare fraud; criminal tax investigations; wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury; antitrust litigation; administrative law; aviation and other products liability matters; campaign finance and election law matters; class actions and other commercial litigation; environmental crimes; False Claims Act and qui tam, or whistleblower, litigation; intellectual property litigation; mortgage fraud; securities fraud; trade secret and non-compete litigation; and appeals.

Mr. Allen’s clients have included a former Olympic Gold medalist; a former North Carolina Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives; a former North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture; multinational manufacturing, construction and pharmaceutical concerns; major airlines; companies and individuals charged or under investigation in federal and state court; and families of those killed in aviation, automobile and workplace accidents. Among other matters, Mr. Allen also defended well-known track-and-field athlete Marion Jones in a multi-jurisdiction federal prosecution that drew international attention.

Mr. Allen has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® since 2012, Business North Carolina Magazine‘s “Legal Elite,”  and North Carolina Super Lawyers. He has earned the top rating (AV®) in Martindale Hubbell. Past professional activities include serving on the faculty of NITA’s Southeast Regional Trial Skills program.

Mr. Allen is a North Carolina native. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Allen practiced with Hunton & Williams before joining Tharrington Smith in 1997. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in North Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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University of Virginia School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, 1992

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • BA, 1989

Community Engagement

  • NITA’s Southeast Regional Trial Skills program, Faculty
  • Board of Capital Area Soccer League (CASL), Board Counsel
  • Enloe High School PTA, past Co-Chair, Ways and Means Committee

Memberships & Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar, Member, 1992
  • United State Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of NC
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District NC
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 1992, Criminal Justice Section Member, Litigation Section Member
  • Advocates for Justice, 1998
  • American Bar Association, 1992

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Awards & Honors

Selected to Best Lawyers in America®,
White-Collar Criminal Defense Section, since 2012
Selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers, since 2009
Listed in Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite”, since 2004
AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, since 2004