Allen & Newman PLLC

Allen & Newman PLLC

1 Star Rating     1 review

http://allenandnewman.com 
Main Office:
P.O. Box 23583 | Chattanooga | TN | 37421
Phone: 423-899-8810  | Fax: 423-899-9028 

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Allen & Newman PLLC Reviews

- Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Advice to law firm management: Get a grip and pay your employees on time. Checks have bounced in the past and then continually issued checks that had to wait to be cashed.

Pros: I cannot say anything good about this firm as I do not believe I have been treated fairly. They need to upgrade their ethics on handling employees.

Cons: This firm has constantly issued checks that are not able to be cashed when issued. You have to wait until you get the go ahead to cash. Do not take a position with this firm if you need to be issued a valid paycheck on time.

Partners to Avoid and Why: Kim Newman - Did not have a problem with this partner until I found out she was not really aware of what has been going on and does not respond to e-mails.

Favorite Things About this Firm: I do not have anything good to say about this firm because of their unfair tactics in handling their employees. I would not even give them one star.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2019

Job type: Full time

Overview


Founded in 1995, Allen & Newman, PLLC is a defense Firm where the client takes top priority. Our Founding Member, David Allen, left a large insurance defense firm because of the changing legal environment and started the Firm with the desire for a more more forward-thinking, progressive and efficient practice where the focus was on client satisfaction. Originally established as a “boutique” firm in Chattanooga, Tennessee, specializing in the defense of workers’ compensation claims, our Firm immediately began to evolve. Clients began seeking our representation throughout Tennessee and soon it became clear, based on business volume, that additional offices would be needed to effectively and efficiently handle the growing client base. Our Knoxville, TN office was opened in October 1998, followed by the opening of a Nashville, TN office in August 1999. During this same time, our client base continued to expand, as did the mix and variety of incoming business. Our Firm began to add additional staff and attorneys, seeking qualified, experienced counsel whose client-centered goals and work ethics matched those of the Firm. We also began to expand our representation to include all civil litigation. Attorneys were hired strictly based on expertise in the handling of various types of business, and our Firm also implemented a program to electronically link all of our offices and to provide electronic communication capabilities to all of our valued clients. In early 2000, our Firm was approached about the possibility of representing several clients outside of Tennessee, which prompted the opening of offices in Atlanta, GA and Orlando, FL. Soon, continued growth spurred the opening of additional Florida offices: Tallahassee in January 2002 and Ft. Lauderdale in May 2004. Increased growth prompted us to open a Kentucky office in Lexington, in September 2003, and in July of 2005, the Firm expanded into South Carolina, opening offices in Columbia and Hilton Head Island. In April 2006, our Firm expanded into Mississippi with the opening of our Jackson office, and established our North Carolina presence with the opening of a Charlotte office in December 2006. In August 2007, our Firm began representing clients in Alabama, and Alabama representation was further expanded in August 2009, with the acquisition of the Birmingham firm of McGarrah & Davenport. In May of 2011, we acquired the Birmingham, AL firm of McDaniel, Bains & Norris, doubling our presence in the State. On June 1, 2011, our Firm opened its first Virginia office, in Bristol. This office allows us to not only serve clients throughout Virginia, but to provide more cost-effective service throughout the Tri-Cities of Tennessee. In April 2012, we opened our first Midwestern office, in Chicago, IL, allowing representation across the state, and most recently, September 2014 brought the opening of our Indianapolis, IN office following the acquisition of The Sweetin Law Group, P.C.. Allen & Newman, PLLC now represents clients in all counties throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & Virginia, allowing our clients to limit their counsel over a wide geographic area. The Firm produces reference materials on a number of subjects, which are updated yearly and provided free of charge to our clients. The Firm maintains a website for client updates, publishes a biannual newsletter updating case law and statutory changes in all of our states, and provides free on-site seminars, upon request, to clients. Continuing Education credits are available in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Allen & Newman, PLLC has been recognized by A.M. Best as one of its recommended Defense Firms, and we have achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Our Firm was also invited to become one of the original members of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, formerly the Council on Litigation Management and the Council on Ethical Billing, which requires nomination and approval.


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