North Carolina Law Directory
11 North Market St
Asheville NC 28801
Lawyer's Website | (828) 258-2991
Legal Practice Areas
- Personal Injury Law
- Wrongful Death
- Professional Liability
- Complex / Multi-District Litigation
- Workers' Compensation Law
- Class Actions
Credentials & Associations
- Admitted to North Carolina Bar 1980
- Wake Forest University School of Law
About the Attorney
Allan has championed the cases of hundreds of people, non-profit organizations, and businesses, small and large since he came to Asheville and started practice in 1980. He has obtained significant verdicts, judgments, and arbitration awards in trials, hearings, and appeals in personal injury, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, contract, and product liability cases; he has successfully prosecuted claims arising under the North Carolina and the United States Constitutions; and he has proven time and again to be an effective negotiator before trial and, in many cases, before suit is even filed.
Allan’s decades of experience analyzing insurance coverages, evidentiary issues, questions of procedure, statutes, regulations, and case law have often permitted his clients to realize favorable results in cases where there appeared to be no acceptable outcome. And his demonstrated competence as an effective and straightforward advocate has earned the respect of clients, juries, witnesses, adversaries, colleagues, and judges.
Before joining Van Winkle in 1982, Allan practiced law with legendary trial lawyer, politician, and raconteur Herbert Hyde. Allan was a staff writer and city editor for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Daily News in Washington, NC before earning his law degree.