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Scott D. Allen

Position: Founder
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Of Counsel

Scott D. Allen is the founder of The Allen Firm. He is the Senior Attorney and a member of the Business Legal Group. Scott has a passion for guiding people through the challenges of their legal situations and helping people come to a good resolution. He enjoys watching the change in a client who was previously struggling with a decision being able to confidently make a wise and well-informed decision.

Scott graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in 1966. He earned his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law in 1970.

Prior to founding The Allen Firm in 1972, he practiced law in McKinney a few years until he returned to Stephenville to be help his family after the loss of his father. He opened Scott D. Allen, PC (now known as The Allen Firm, PC) shortly after his return to Stephenville.

Scott D. Allen

Founder

Scott D. Allen is the founder of The Allen Firm....

Jeremy M. Derington

Position: Chief Operating Officer
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Of Counsel

Jeremy is serving as the Chief Operating Officer of the Firm and is an Attorney in the Business Legal Group. Jeremy joined the Firm in 2009 and has a passion to ensure people fully understand their legal situation and make great decisions. He enjoys watching the change in a client who was previously struggling with a decision being able to confidently make a great and well-informed decision.

Jeremy graduated from Texas Tech University with an Agricultural Communication degree in 2001. He earned his law degree from Texas Tech School of Law in 2005, cum laude.

If you are involved with a legal situation involving a new or existing business; want to have your estate planning documents prepared or updated; need guidance through a probate; need some assistance in a real estate transaction; or would like to have an agreement prepared, give Jeremy a call; he will make sure you get the guidance you need for your situation.

Jeremy M. Derington

Chief Operating Officer

Jeremy is serving as the Chief Operating Officer of the...

R. Stephen Cheak

Position: Of Counsel
Email: [email protected]
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Stephen is an “Of Counsel” attorney for the Firm and serves in the Litigation Legal Group. Stephen has a passion for guiding people through complicated and stressful situations – like being involved in a dispute or lawsuit. In addition to walking people through intense legal situations, Stephen has a passion for helping clients form new companies; working with contracts of all types; and being involved in sales and purchases of businesses.

Stephen graduated from Tarleton State University with a degree in 2003. He earned his law degree from Texas Tech School of Law in 2008.

If you are involved in a dispute or lawsuit or the situation seems to be heading in that direction, then give Stephen a call today. He will help guide you through the situation and do his best to provide you with a peace of mind along the way.

R. Stephen Cheak

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Stephen is an “Of Counsel” attorney for the Firm and...

Sierra Barstow

Position: Of Counsel
Email: [email protected]
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Sierra is an Of Counsel attorney serving the Business Legal Group. Prior to joining the Firm in 2019, she worked as a litigator and prosecutor in Montana. she now specializes in real estate and business law and has a passion for guiding clients to legal peace of mind.

Sierra graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Agriculture Relations in 2012. She earned her law degree from the University of Montana in 2016.

If you need assistance with any real estate transaction, business agreement, entity formation, estate planning, probate, or guardianship; please give Sierra a call.

Sierra Barstow

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Sierra is an Of Counsel attorney serving the Business Legal...

Kyle Post

Position: Of Counsel
Email: [email protected]
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Kyle is an “Of Counsel” attorney for the Firm and serves in the Business Legal Group. He is an Associate Professor at Tarleton State University. Kyle enjoys protecting a persons’ hard-earned wealth and assets. He has a passion for guiding people to make great decisions in situations involving federal income tax planning, estate planning and trusts; probate and trust administration; wealth and asset preservation; and nonprofit tax-exempt qualification and maintenance.

Kyle graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2004. He earned his law degree from Arizona State University College of Law in 2007 and received his Master’s of Law (LL.M) in Tax from New York University School of Law in 2008.

If you are involved in a legal situation where you need help with federal income tax planning; need an estate plan or trust; or simply want to talk about protecting your wealth or assets, then give Kyle a call today.

Kyle Post

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Kyle is an “Of Counsel” attorney for the Firm and...

Casey Thompson

Position: Of Counsel
Email: [email protected]
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Casey is an “Of Counsel” attorney for the Firm and serves in the Business Legal Group. Casey has a passion for guiding people through complicated and stressful situations – like being involved in a dispute or lawsuit. In addition to walking people through intense legal situations, Casey has a passion for helping clients form new companies; working with contracts of all types; and being involved in sales and purchases of businesses.

Casey graduated from Texas Tech University with a Business Management degree; from American Public University with a Masters in Political Science with Honor; and earned his law degree from Texas Wesleyan University (now, Texas A&M) School of Law in 2000. He is also an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at Tarleton State University.

If you need guidance in forming a new company; need someone to help you prepare or discuss an agreement; or have general non-lawsuit legal questions, give Casey a call; he will make sure you receive the guidance you need so you can maintain your peace.

Casey Thompson

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Casey is an “Of Counsel” attorney for the Firm and...

Vincent M. Ansetti

Position: Of Counsel
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Of Counsel

Vincent is an “Of Counsel” attorney for the Firm and serves in the Litigation Legal Group. He has practiced since 2005 and is passionate about helping client’s work through their difficult legal situations. Vincent attended the University of Texas and earned a degree in political science in 2000. He obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2004 from New York Law School.

Vincent is on the Board of Directors at Stephenville Christian School and is very active in the Christian community. He believes that his education, experience and strong conservative, Christian values can be very beneficial in his service to his clients.

If you find yourself in a one of life’s big disruptions- a lawsuit; or if you need to file a lawsuit, give Vincent a call. He can also guide you through the tough situations surrounding family law issues and criminal law matters. He does enjoy seeing the change in a client who came to the Firm very concerned or stressed leave with a real peace about the situation.

Vincent M. Ansetti

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Vincent is an “Of Counsel” attorney for the Firm and...

Cassie Meyer

Position: Of Counsel
Email: [email protected]
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Cassie is an Of Counsel attorney serving the Litigation Legal Group.

Cassie graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Communications and Public Relations. She earned her law degree from the University of Montana in 2016.

Cassie has a wide breadth of experience in Personal Injury Law, including general negligence, car crashes, wrongful death, slip and falls, and all other novel situations that can arise with these claims. She also enjoys Estate Planning, Criminal Law, and Contract disputes. If you’d like an attorney who truly cares and is dedicated to you and your case, please give Cassie a call. She will make sure you meet with the right person so the Firm can get you the peace of mind and guidance you deserve.

Cassie Meyer

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Cassie is an Of Counsel attorney serving the Litigation Legal...

Megan Hines

Position: Of Counsel
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Of Counsel

Megan Hines became a lawyer to help the Davids of the world take on the Goliaths. She is passionate about ensuring that her clients receive the best representation, and she never backs down from a fight. Mrs. Hines believes that all of her clients deserve a diligent, trustworthy, and compassionate attorney.

Mrs. Hines has a bachelor’s degree in communication, health promotion, and criminal justice, pre-law from the University of North Texas, where she was on the debate team and was an officer in the Christian sorority, Sigma Phi Lambda. Before law school, Mrs. Hines worked in health care for five years and has experience working in a hospital, in home health, in nursing homes, and at a private medical practice. She attended law school and received her Juris Doctor (law degree) with a certificate in Health Law from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.

In law school, she was a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution team (competitive mediation and negotiation) and represented homeless clients in the Medical-Legal Partnership clinic. She mentored juvenile offenders through the Baltimore Outreach for Student Success and helped them develop a plan for a better future. Mrs. Hines also completed her certificate in Health Care Law, which went hand in hand with her numerous years of experience in healthcare.

Through her medical experience, Mrs. Hines has undergone extensive training on psychological conditions and care, and is able to blend her knowledge about how to deal with someone who has narcissistic tendencies or other mental health conditions into her practice of law. This past experience serves her particularly well in Family Law matters.

Both Mrs. Hines and her husband are passionate about helping teens in danger of aging out of the foster care system. This past year, they adopted their 18 year old son, Kalib, and they have had two other 17 year old foster sons. Mrs. Hines also currently works with local judges and case teams to advocate for other children in foster care.

Due to her training as a foster parent and an advocate for children in foster care, Mrs. Hines has the tools necessary to handle traumatic and abusive familial situations with the level of care and discretion that they deserve.

Before partnering with The Allen Firm, Mrs. Hines spent several years working at a Medical Malpractice firm in Maryland, as well as reputable Personal Injury and Family Law firms in Texas. She is Texas-born and raised, and lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

When she is not working, Mrs. Hines enjoys spending time with her husband Jaylan, a veteran of the U.S. Army, their sons, and their many animals on their family ranch. She also coaches basketball for the Stephenville FAITH Knights, and serves on the Alumni Task force for the UNT Debate team.

If you are looking for a lawyer who truly cares about you that will handle your case with tenacity, expertise, and a drive to achieve the best possible result, Megan Hines would be honored to represent you.

Megan Hines

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Megan Hines became a lawyer to help the Davids of...

Legal  Guide Team

April Robinson

Position: Chief of Staff
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Legal Guide

April is serving as the Chief of Staff of the Firm and is a Legal Guide in the Business Legal Group. April joined the Firm in 2012 and has a passion for giving people a clear plan of action to work through a complicated situation. She also enjoys to see the change in a client from being confused about a situation to becoming very clear and informed.

April Robinson graduated from Purdue University Global with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and Services with a concentration in Paralegal in 2019, magna cum laude, and a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies in 2021.

If you are involved with a legal situation involving a new or existing business; want to have your estate planning documents prepared or updated; or need guidance through a probate; give April a call; she will make sure you get the guidance you need for your situation.

April Robinson

Chief of Staff

April is serving as the Chief of Staff of the...

Shawnee Markland

Position: Legal Guide
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Legal Guide

Shawnee is a Legal Guide in the Litigation Legal Group. Shawnee joined the Firm in 2018 and has a passion to help people come to a good resolution of the legal situation they are going through. She really enjoys to see the change in a client’s situation from a bad situation to a great outcome.

If you are involved with a legal situation involving a lawsuit or dispute; need help with a collection, guardianship, or any other civil litigation situation, give Shawnee a call; she will connect you with the best attorney to guide you.

Shawnee Markland

Legal Guide

Shawnee is a Legal Guide in the Litigation Legal Group....

Christine Robinett

Position: Legal Guide
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Legal Guide

Christine is a Legal Guide in the Business Legal Group. Christine joined the Firm in 2021 and has a passion to ensure people have an exceptionally great experience while working with the team members of the Firm. She really enjoys seeing the change in a client who first comes to the Firm very concerned or stressed, but leaves with a peace about the situation.

Christine graduated from Baylor University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. Since then, she’s worked in several real estate industries. She currently lives in Granbury with her husband, who works at Tarleton University, her son, and a very large Labrador that still thinks he’s a puppy.

If you are involved with any of life’s many legal situations, give Christine a call; she will connect you with the best attorney to guide you.

Christine Robinett

Legal Guide

Christine is a Legal Guide in the Business Legal Group....

Tiffany Moore

Position: Legal Guide
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Legal Guide

Tiffany is a Legal Guide in the Litigation & Business Legal Group. Tiffany joined the Firm in 2022 and has a passion to help people come to a good resolution of the legal situation they are going through. She really enjoys to see the change in a client’s situation from a bad situation to a great outcome.

Tiffany Moore

Legal Guide

Tiffany is a Legal Guide in the Litigation & Business...

Operations Team

Josh C. Allen

Position: Chief Executive Officer
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Operations

Josh is serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Firm. Josh joined the Firm in 2004 and has a passion to guide people through the challenges of their legal situations. He also enjoys to see the change in a client who came to the Firm very concerned or stressed but leaves with a real peace about the situation.

Josh graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance in 2001, magna cum laude. He earned his law degree from Texas Tech School of Law in 2004, cum laude.

Josh C. Allen

Chief Executive Officer

Josh is serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the...

Iris Hidalgo

Position: Client Experience Guide
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Operations

Iris is a Client Experience Guide for the Firm. Iris joined the Firm in 2022 and has a passion to ensure that our guests and clients have the best experience possible. She really enjoys to see the change in a client who came to the Firm very concerned or stressed but leaves with a peace about the situation.

Iris Hidalgo

Client Experience Guide

Iris is a Client Experience Guide for the Firm. Iris...