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)

I have spent more than 40 years practicing law - as a senior lawyer with large corporations and governmental agencies. I also have been an Internet entrepreneur since 1999. Put another way, I am a seasoned counselor of law, with broad experience and excellent people skills, who is just as comfortable with technology as I am trying a case in front of a judge or jury.

I have a significant amount of real litigation experience – not just watching someone else, or carrying someone’s trial briefcase, but actually serving as the lead lawyer. In fact, I have tried almost 100 civil, criminal, and complex administrative cases.

I have mentored other attorneys, and been recognized for my skill in training engineers and scientists about the judicial process. I have managed medical malpractice cases, and lectured about the legal system to medical personnel. I have considerable experience dealing with expert witnesses. In short, I know how to use the right kind of experts to help make the strongest case possible for my clients.

I can help you navigate through a large organization like the VA as your disability claim is processed.

I am innovative in my thinking and my approach, and determined in my actions.

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