Scott D. Allen

Senior Counsel

Scott D. Allen is the Senior Attorney of The Allen Firm and is a member of the Business Team at the Firm.  Scott is a native Texan and has practiced law in Stephenville, Texas for over 40 years.  Scott is the founder of The Allen Firm, PC and focuses on business and agricultural matters, general corporate matters, banking and finance transactions, litigation, complex contracts, issues involving oil and gas interests, real estate matters, employment matters, issues involving federal and state regulatory agencies as well as probate and estate planning.  Scott attended Texas Tech University and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1966, and he earned his doctorate of jurisprudence from The University of Texas School of Law in 1970.  Prior to founding The Allen Firm, he practiced law with a firm in McKinney.   A native Texan, Scott has been active in community civic activities for many years and has focused his law practice in assisting financial institutions, businesses, agricultural clients, and many others in their litigation and business matters.

Practice Areas:

Administrative Law, Agriculture, Business Law, Banking and Finance, Foreclosures, Litigation, Collections, Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Estate and Trust Planning, Oil and Gas, Probate and Administration, Real Estate

Admitted:

Texas State Courts; United States District Court: Northern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, Western District of Oklahoma; United States Court of Federal Claims United States Court of Appeals – Fifth Circuit; United States Supreme Court

Education:

University of Texas, J.D., 1970; Texas Tech University, B.B.A., 1966

Memberships:

American Bar Association State Bar of Texas: District Grievance Committee (term expired); College of the State Bar of Texas (Past President); Erath County Bar Association (Past President); Texas Association of Bank Counsel; Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism; John Tarleton Society – Tarleton State University; First Baptist Church; Farmers and Merchants Bank, DeLeon, Texas – Board of Directors; Tarleton State University Foundation, Stephenville, Texas – Board of Directors; Lawyer’s Abstract and Title Company, Stephenville, Texas – Board of Directors

Contact Information:

Email Scott

P: 254.965.3185 ext. 200
F: 254.965.6538

Josh C. Allen

Director of Operations

Lead Attorney - Business Team

Josh C. Allen is the Director of Operations of The Allen Firm and is a member of the Business Team at the Firm. Josh focuses on real estate matters, business and agricultural matters, banking and finance transactions, complex contracts, creditor bankruptcy, foreclosures, general corporate matters, issues involving oil and gas interests and related real property matters, probate and administration, estate planning and trusts.  He is a native of Stephenville, Texas, and, after law school, Josh and his family returned to his hometown where he joined his father, Scott D. Allen, to form The Allen Firm, PC.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Texas Tech University, magna cum laude. He continued his studies at Texas Tech University and attended the School of Law where he earned his doctorate of jurisprudence, cum laude.

Practice Areas:

Real Estate, Business Law, Banking and Finance, Estate and Trust Planning, Probate and Administration, Agriculture, Contracts, Accidents and Injuries, Foreclosures, Oil and Gas

Admitted:

Texas State Courts; United States District Court, Northern District of Texas

Education:

Texas Tech University, J.D., cum laude, 2004
Texas Tech University, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 2001

Memberships:

American Bar Association; State Bar of Texas (College of the State Bar of Texas); Erath County Bar Association; Texas Young Lawyers Association; First Baptist Church; Optimist Club; Leadership Stephenville; iDisciple Ministries, Inc. – Board of Directors; Big Brothers, Big Sisters – Board of Directors

Contact Information:

Email Josh

P: 254.965.3185 ext. 108
F: 254.965.6538

Jeremy M. Derington

Lead Attorney - Business Team

Jeremy M. Derington is an attorney and member of the Business Team with The Allen Firm.  Jeremy focuses on  real estate matters, business and agricultural matters, banking and finance transactions, complex contracts, general corporate matters, issues involving oil and gas interests and related real property matters, probate and administration, estate planning and trusts, employment law and administrative law matters.  He is a native Texan and previously worked both as an educator and in the oil and gas industry representing the interests of both corporations and landowners.

Jeremy earned his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications from Texas Tech University. After teaching high school for brief time, he returned to Lubbock to attend the Texas Tech School of Law where he earned his doctorate of jurisprudence, cum laude.

Practice Areas:

Estate and Trust Planning, Probate and Administration, Oil and Gas, Business Law, Real Estate, Employment Law, Administrative Law, Agriculture

Admitted:

Texas State Courts; United States District Court, Northern District of Texas

Education:

Texas Tech University, J.D., cum laude, 2005;
Texas Tech University, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 2001

Memberships:

American Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Erath County Bar Association; Optimist Club; First Baptist Church; Choices Clinic – Board of Directors

Contact Information:

Email Jeremy

P: 254.965.3185 ext. 205
F: 254.965.6538

Mark D. Granger

Staff Attorney - Litigation Team

Mark Granger is an attorney and member of the Litigation Team with The Allen Firm. Mark’s practice is focused primarily on litigation, including commercial, real estate, estate, and other civil litigation matters, as well as family law and immigration matters. He is originally from San Angelo, Texas, and has lived Virginia and California for extended periods of time.

Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in 1998 from Indiana Wesleyan University where he graduated magna cum laude with three majors: political-science / pre-law, business administration and history. Following his undergraduate studies, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer officer for six years. He also has six years of private sector work experience in California. In 2013, Mark earned his juris doctorate from Liberty University School of Law.

Practice Areas:

Litigation, Collections, Accident & Injuries, Family Law, Immigration

Admitted:

Texas State Courts

Education:

Liberty University School of Law, J.D., 2013
Indiana Wesleyan University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1998

Memberships:

State Bar of Texas

Contact Information:

Email Mark

P: 254.965.3185 ext. 207
F: 254.965.6538

K. Chris Shelton

Staff Attorney - Litigation Team

Chris Shelton is an Staff Attorney and the newest member of the Litigation Team with The Allen Firm. Chris’s practice is focused primarily on civil litigation matters of all types, collections, accident and injuries, family law, and creditor and debtor bankruptcy matters. Chris is a native of Stephenville, Texas, and following law school, Chris and his wife returned to his hometown.

Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University, cum laude. He continued his studies at the Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth where he earned his doctorate of jurisprudence, cum laude.

Practice Areas:

Litigation, Accidents and Injuries, Collections, Family Law, Estate and Trust Planning, Business Law

Education:

Texas A&M University, J.D., cum laude, 2015,
Texas Tech University, B.B.A., cum laude, 2011

Memberships:

State Bar of Texas; Erath County Bar Association; Adjunct Professor in the College of Business – Tarleton State University

Contact Information:

Email Chris

P: 254.965.3185 ext. 112
F: 254.965.6538