Evan Allen is an attorney in Beasley Allen’s Mobile office. He joined the firm full-time in 2012 and works in the Personal Injury Section, primarily handling on-the-job product liability cases.
Evan has handled and settled many cases involving defective machine design, inadequate guarding and the removal of safety devices. Most recently, Evan was the lead attorney in a case for an injured machine operator who received a $774,000 verdict after five days of trial. The verdict was for permanent injuries John Dees suffered while working for Onin Staffing, LLC at Tenax Manufacturing Alabama, LLC. Dees was injured on a machine manufactured by Tenax SPA, an Italian Company. The jury determined Tenax SPA acted wantonly due to its failure to guard against the machine’s known defect. Tenax SPA designed the machine with an inadequate guard, prohibited by both U.S. and European design standards.
In 2016, Evan and Beasley Allen lawyer Kendall Dunson secured a $500,000 verdict on behalf of an injured furnace operator.
Evan has also handled negligent installation and maintenance cases involving tires and heavy trucks.
A member of the Alabama State Bar, Evan currently serves as President for the Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section and as a member of the 2017-2018 Pro Bono Committee, the Digital Communications Committee, and the Workers’ Compensation Task Force. Evan is also an alum of the Alabama State Bar’s Leadership Forum (Class 14) and now serves on the Leadership Forum Selection Committee. Additionally, he serves on the Alabama Head Injury Foundation Junior Board Chapter.
Awards and Ratings
Evan was selected to the 2020 Midsouth Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list. The distinction recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys – those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing 10 years or less. He volunteers his time and is very active in the Montgomery County Volunteer Lawyer Program, receiving the 2016 and 2017 Medal of the Samaritan in recognition of his outstanding pro bono legal services. Evan provided over 50 hours of pro bono service and was also recognized by The Alabama Access to Justice Commission for that work.
Evan has worked with the firm for many years. He began as a mail clerk and runner, and worked two summers as a law clerk while attending Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. He earned his J.D. from the Jones School of Law in 2012, where he was a recipient of the Eagle Scholarship. Before attending Jones, he graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2009 with a degree in political science.
Evan and his wife, Cameron, who have one son, Rawlins, attend the Church of the Ascension. In his spare time, Evan enjoys saltwater fishing, hunting and SCUBA diving.