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.
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.
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.
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.
Steve Chandler is our most recent attorney and member of the litigation team. Steve practices in all areas of law, representing people with personal injuries to families who have lost loved ones. Steve has also developed an increasing emphasis on Family Law matters such divorce, child custody, support issues and adoption. Steve sees his role in family disputes as not only that of a zealous advocate, but also as a counselor, endeavoring to guide parties to conduct themselves in a manner that minimizes harm to the family.
Growing up on his family’s cotton farming operation, Steve’s passion for agriculture runs deep. He shares the values of farmers and ranchers and has a special interest in agricultural issues, including defective equipment, seeds and chemicals. His real-world experience in agriculture gives him a unique perspective and insight into the mechanics of his clients’ problems, which enables him to offer a blend of legal expertise with practical experience
Legal Support Team
April Robinson is a Legal Support Team Member of the Business Team at the Firm. She is Client focused with an ability to build strong relationships with internal and external clients in the Stephenville community. April has been with the Firm for 5 years in a variety of roles including administration, human relations, assisting in the legal areas of Estate Planning, Probate administration, and her primary focus being forming new entities. Possessing a proven ability to help define and form Companies, Corporations, Partnerships, and Non-Profit entities and establish and maintain a stable business core.
April characterizes herself as a genuine Texan. She attended Hill College in Johnson County and earned her associate’s degree in business computers. Some of her favorite activities are watching and attending sports events, hiking, and spending time with her pets. April is happy to be able to assist clients through the process of estate planning, probates or forming their own entity.
Dulce Vidal is a member of both the Business & Litigation teams at the Firm. She has an important role as legal support for immigration matters. Dulce is bilingual and routinely interfaces with Spanish-speaking clients and friends of the Firm.
Dulce graduated from Texas Women’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology.
The oldest of six siblings, Dulce is proud to call Stephenville her hometown.
Lauren Penner is a member of the Business Team at the Allen Firm. She serves as legal support for real estate and other business matters. Primarily, she assists attorney Josh C. Allen in the preparation of real estate documents, loan documents, and is responsible for each closing transaction handled by the firm. Ms. Penner is involved in the closing process from initial intake to final closing and recording. Additionally, Ms. Penner assists with foreclosures and in the preparation and preservation of important entity documentation.
Lauren is a life-long resident of the Stephenville area.
Tayler Berlin is the team intern at The Allen Firm. Tayler helps both the attorneys and legal assistants with a multitude of projects, including marketing mail outs. She is learning the inner workings of life as an attorney in preparation for her future enrollment in law school.
Tayler is currently a student at Tarleton State University where she is working to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Courtney Ramirez is on our Legal Support team for The Allen Firm. Courtney is the smiling face you will see as you enter the front door. She assists both the attorneys and legal assistants in the Business and Litigation team with a multitude of projects around the firm.
Courtney loves all things Christmas, loves to be around animals and wants to be a Ninja when she grows up.
Shawnee Markland is a part of the Litigation Team at the Allen Firm. She assists with the legal support needs of the Litigation Team but will mainly be working with Mr. Chandler on accident/injury cases.
Shawnee spends most of my time away from work running her 3 kids around town to various sports/activities.
Micah Petrea is the Creative Director at The Allen Firm. Micah provides strategic and tactical marketing counsel to the Firm and is actively involved in the branding and promotion of the Firm. He is responsible for managing the website, newsletter and blog posts as well as handling graphic design projects, video and other marketing efforts.
Micah earned his associate’s degree in Sound Engineering and his bachelor’s degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail in Orlando, Florida. He is a Worship Leader in the Austin area and devotes time to work with non-profits that help raise money for education.
Angel Escobar joined The Allen Firm in 2013 and currently serves as the Office Manager.
Angel is actively involved in the daily management and operation of the Firm. He performs accounting functions for the Firm along with time and billing matters, tax issues, human resources, hardware and software systems management and other matters relating to the operation of the Firm.
Samantha Linton is a member of the marketing team at the Allen Firm. She is graduating from Tarleton State University in December with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with an emphasis in legal studies and a minor in Criminal Justice.
In the Spring she will begin working on her Master’s in Criminal Justice through Tarleton State University. Samantha hopes to become a certified paralegal and work in family law and possibly continue on to law school in the future.