Allen E. Honick
Allen is a founding partner and manages a diverse litigation practice representing plaintiffs in civil rights, medical malpractice, and general negligence matters. Allen is a true trial lawyer and not just a “litigator”—feeling most at home inside the courtroom—having tried more than fifty cases to verdict. Allen also has significant appellate experience in both State and Federal courts.
Allen’s recent successes include a $10 mil.+ medical malpractice settlement, a $2.7 million jury verdict against the State of Maryland for civil rights violations, a $700,000 jury verdict for excessive force and constitutional violations, a $500,000 jury verdict in a premises liability case against Baltimore City, a $500,000 jury verdict in a slip and fall claim against a commercial cleaning company, a $402,500 jury verdict for personal injuries caused in a Lyft car crash, and a $350,000 jury verdict against Chili’s for injuries caused by a screw buried in food.
Allen also represents clients in complex matters that require the highest degrees of sensitivity and discretion. These include civil rights matters against powerful municipal or corporate entities, police misconduct claims, and wrongful death actions. Allen is selective about the cases he pursues, which allows him to take the time to get to know his clients, understand their problems, and develop a strategy for achieving their goals.
Clients come to Allen primarily by word of mouth—frequently, as referrals from other clients and other lawyers. In fact, one of the highest compliments that Allen receives are referrals from other lawyers and parties who were Allen’s opponents in previous cases. Allen is also frequently asked to serve as outside general counsel on a wide range of issues, including cannabis law, regulatory compliance, and real estate acquisition and management.
Before practicing law, Allen spent ten years in the real estate industry. Allen graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law magna cum laude and practiced at one of the largest regional law firms for the first eight years of his legal career. In his spare time, Allen enjoys squash, golf, and traveling with his fiancé and children.
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Royal Shannonhouse Honor Society, Editor, Univ. of Balt. Law Review
Stevenson University, B.S.
- Washington, D.C.
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
- Maryland Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation “Rising Stars” (2021- Present)
- The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Ones to Watch” (2022 – Present)
“It’s “Exhausting”: Reconciling a Prisoner’s Right to Meaningful Remedies for Constitutional Remedies for Constitutional Violations With the Need for Agency Autonomy,” University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 45 : Iss. 1 , Article 6 (2015).
See Allen in Action:
- Caresa Smith v. Brinker of Baltimore Co. (Md. 2020)
- Kevin Younger v. State of Maryland (Md. 2020)
- Kevin Younger v. Neil Dupree (4th Cir. 2022)
- Kevin Younger v. Tyrone Crowder (4th Cir. 2022)
Cannabis Law in Maryland — Overview and Emerging Issues, Leading Age Maryland Webinar (September 22, 2021)
BigLaw 101 for Law Students, University of Baltimore School of Law, (February 6, 2019)
Understanding the Impact of Legalization of Medical Marijuana, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Webinar (September 2018)
Speed Networking, Women’s Bar Association, University of Baltimore School of Law (2018)
1L Career Development Orientation, University of Baltimore School of Law (2017)
Business of Law Seminar, University of Baltimore School of Law (2016)