Barry P. Allen
Lawyer. Licensed in DC, GA, NJ, and TN.
Accredited as an attorney for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC), and various other Federal and State courts.
Member, National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA).
Military Status:
Colonel, USAFR (Retired JAG)
Military Education:
Air Force Air War College
Military Awards and Decorations (partial):
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters)
Commendation Medal
Long Tour Overseas Ribbon
Legal Education:
Emory University School of Law
(Intrastate Moot Court Team)
Undergraduate Education:
University of Virginia
(BA with Distinction)
Air Force ROTC
(2 year Scholarship)
Civilian Experience:
Internet entrepreneur (my own company)
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Xerox (former subsidiary)
Board of Directors, Tennessee Members 1st Federal Credit Union
Governmental Experience:
Associate Regional Counsel
(US EPA, Atlanta)
Assistant Attorney General
(State of Georgia)
Civilian Awards:
Bronze Medal for Commendable Service
Guest Lecturer:
Military Law
(Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN)
(ANG NCO Academy, Knoxville, TN)
(ANG Officer Candidate School, Knoxville, TN)
Military Memberships:
Air Force Association (AFA) (Life Member)
East Tennessee Military Affairs Council (ETMAC)
Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR)
Jewish War Veterans (JWV) (Life Member)
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) (Life Member)
National Association for Uniformed Services (NAUS)
Reserve Officers Association (ROA) (Life Member)
Tennessee Veterans Business Association (TVBA)

My military career began as an Army Junior ROTC cadet in my sophomore and junior years of high school. I voluntarily returned as a senior and commanded my school’s cadet battalion.

At the University of Virginia, I was in Air Force ROTC for 4 years, the last two on full scholarship. After my commissioning, my entry onto active duty was delayed so I could attend law school at Emory University.

Once I passed the bar, my first active duty assignment was to Travis AFB. I was in the Base Legal Office, then the Area Defense Counsel’s office. I represented hundreds of clients in Articles 15, administrative discharges, and 8 Courts Martial.

I next spent 18 months with the Electronic Security Command on the island of Crete, Greece, as one of only two JAGs. I was the primary Legal Assistance Officer for approximately 2000 military members and their dependents. I finished up my 4 years of active duty at the HQ and Wing legal office at Air University, Maxwell AFB.

I left active duty and immediately joined the Air Force Reserve. My first assignment was to HQ, Air Force Reserve (now AF Reserve Command - AFRC). I spent 5 1/2 years defending Reservists who were facing administrative discharge. I then became the Staff Judge Advocate in charge of the Reserve legal office at Charleston AFB.

After 7 ½ years there, I returned to HQ AFRC. I spent the next 4 years visiting 38 different bases and evaluating the condition of the Reserve units’ environmental programs.

I was then assigned to HQ Air Combat Command as a senior environmental attorney. After 3 years, I became the senior Reserve environmental attorney at HQ USAF, in the Environmental Law and Litigation office.

I volunteered to spend the last 3 years of my career as the Senior Reservist at the Legal Office at Andrews AFB, Home of Air Force One. There, I supervised 14 Reserve lawyers and paralegals, and mentored the active duty staff.

Throughout my military career, regardless of my rank, I provided legal assistance to military personnel of all services. I saw thousands of clients and dealt with the widest range of possible issues.

My entire career has prepared me for this moment.

I am the kind of advocate you need on your side.