James Allen focuses his practice in the areas of business torts and business litigation, including an emphasis in construction litigation, condemnation matters, commercial lease disputes and enforcement and defense of mechanic’s liens.
Mr. Allen represents several contractors, subcontractors and developers, and assists them with various contract disputes, including workmanship issues, payment issues, mechanics liens, claims involving public jobs and failure to meet contract specifications.
He has extensive experience in special remedy proceedings, including replevin and injunctive relief proceedings. Mr. Allen's practice also involves the collection of commercial and consumer debts and general business transactions.
Mr. Allen joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in March 1999. He has been rated by Martindale-Hubbell for ethics and legal ability.
His professional activities include participation in the American Bar Association, Winnebago County Bar Association and the Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Allen’s presentations include, “Wage Assignments, Wage Deductions and Support Orders,” at Hinshaw’s 2005 Breakfast Seminar Series, in Rockford, Illinois
, March 2005.