Serious Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Crash cases, and Work Related Injuries
Valparaiso University with a B.A. in English
Studied at Cambridge (England) where he was a member of the Cambridge University Boxing Team (C.U.A.B.C.)
Indiana University - Bloomington, where he was a Stephenson Fellow and received his J.D., cum laude (with honors).
Mr. Allen is a principal in the law firm of Kenneth J. Allen Law Group, P.C. The firm limits its practice to the representation of plaintiffs in serious personal injury and wrongful death litigation and maintains three offices in Indiana and Illinois.
He has been appointed as Class Counsel in several important cases including, In Re: South Shore Train Crash at Gary, Indiana on January 18, 1993, In Re: Nurseryland Bus Crash at Gary, Indiana on June 25, 1998; In re: Truck/Train Collision at Portage, Indiana on June 18, 1998, In Re: Hidden Lake Bridge Collapse July 4, 2009 and In Re: Indiana State Fair Disaster (VanDam v. State of Indiana) (2012). He was appointed to Plaintiffs’ Discovery Committee In re: Air Crash Disaster at Sioux City, Iowa (United Airlines Flight 232).
Mr. Allen is a former Judge, pro tempore. He also is a 30-year member of the Carpenter’s Union and worked as a Piledriver and Millright (UBC), Teamster (IBT) and RR Trackman (BMWE).
Mr. Allen is a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Indiana and Illinois Supreme Courts and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Allen and his wife are Leadership Donors and members of the national philanthropic group of United Way supporters known as the Tocqueville Society. This is the highest level of support among Leadership Donors of the United Way. Mr. and Mrs. Allen are also benefactors of numerous other charities, see Giving Back page.
Mr. Allen received the Fifth Annual Child Safety Advocate Award from the I.U. School of Medicine - Automotive Safety Program for outstanding dedication in forwarding the issues of child safety. He has been interviewed by CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, WGN, FOX, Dateline, Inside Edition, on Oprah and has been recognized in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.
Mr. Allen's cases have been listed in the VerdictSearch "Top 100 Verdicts in 2006" and USA Lawyer’s “Top 10 Verdicts in 2008,” recognized in Crain's Chicago Business, The Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. He has been named as one of the Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, The Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The American Trial Lawyers Association and named a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum -- The Top Trial Lawyers in America.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed due to the wrongful acts of another, then you may have a legal claim for legal damages as well as the right for justice against the wrongdoer and you are welcomed to contact the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland personal injury lawyers at Kenneth J. Allen Law Group to schedule a free initial legal consultation.