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Edward S. Allen

Of Counsel
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  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    LL.B., 1963,

    Law Review, Editor-in-Chief; Omicron Delta Kappa

  • Washington & Lee University
    B.S., Commerce, 1960
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 1963
About Ed

Select Matters

  • Riparian rights: Represented electric public utility owner of hydro and nuclear generation facilities in interstate water litigation involving federal agencies and multiple states.
  • Eminent domain: Represented public university in condemnation proceedings to acquire land for construction of medical school and teaching hospital facilities.
  • Eminent domain: Represented public utility in condemnation of right of way for transmission of electric power across lands devoted to prior public use.
  • Election Law:  Represented State Party Executive Committee in recount of first gubernatorial primary election over objections of leading candidate and attorney general. (2010)


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, LL.B., 1963,

    Law Review, Editor-in-Chief; Omicron Delta Kappa

  • Washington & Lee University, B.S., Commerce, 1960
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1963
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1997
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 1963
Professional Affiliations
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Law Institute, Eminent Domain Committee
Awards & Accolades
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2003 Edition - Present
Community Involvement
  • Alabama Republican Executive Committee, Legal Counsel, 1973 - 2011
  • Brother Bryan Mission, Board of Directors
  • Presidential Elector, 2012
  • St. Mary’s on the Highlands Episcopal Church, Outreach and Christian Education Committees, Vestry, Junior and Senior Warden, St. Mary’s Foundation Board of Directors