Don W. Allen is a Workers’ Compensation Board Certified defense Partner in the firm’s Orlando office. Don has been Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a Workers’ Compensation specialist in since 1998.
Don has over 26 years of experience handling Workers’ Compensation defense in Florida courts, including presumption claims under the Heart/Lung Bill. He has handled all aspects of workers’ compensation defense matters and has represented insurance companies and large corporations throughout the state of Florida. Don has authored over 55 appellate briefs and has argued before the First District Court of Appeal.
Don was nominated by Governor Crist (2007) and Governor Bush (2006) to serve as a Judge of Compensation Claims by the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Orlando District and the Fort Myers District, respectively.
Additionally, Don is certified by the state of Florida to conduct Continuing Education courses and regularly presents seminars on a workers’ compensation legal matters. He frequently authors articles for various publications on case law and issues within the workers’ compensation industry.