Attorney Allen Landerman

Allen Landerman

Attorney at Law

My background allows me to think creatively and analytically about each client’s case.

I lived in Dallas from 1977 until July of 2021. Our granddaughter was born in April 2021 and we decided to move to Connecticut to be much closer to her and her parents and be able to take a more active part in their lives than we could just living in Dallas and seeing them every six to eight weeks. I am now remotely serving the Dallas area these days. I maintain my Texas license and clients with business issues in Texas. I meet and communicate with clients by Zoom, telephone, email, and texts. I share documents via email and through my practice management system. When necessary I have flown back to Dallas for court or meetings.

I graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1972 with a B.S. in Engineering Mechanics and Materials. That program combines civil, structural and mechanical engineering and materials science. I concentrated my studies in structural and fluid mechanics.

I had two engineering jobs prior to beginning life as a lawyer, as a quality control engineer in a manufacturing facility and as a design engineer, designing offshore oil and gas pipelines for Brown & Root, Inc., the world’s largest engineering and construction company at that time. These jobs were quite analytical and trained me in methods of problems solving.

While at Brown & Root, I realized that, while I enjoyed what I did, I didn’t enjoy the work environment. I went to South Texas College of Law at night beginning in September 1974 and finishing in December 1977. While at South Texas I was on the Dean’s list and participated in The Giles Rich Patent Law moot court.

I moved to Dallas and began practicing with a small firm that provided litigation and transactional services to a variety of clients. When that firm disbanded, I worked for a patent law firm and a personal injury law firm. I then began practicing on my own and occasionally with partners.

I have tried cases in both State and Federal Court, including bankruptcy courts. I represented clients in appeals in several different Texas Appellate Courts and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Several of my appellate cases have dealt with new issues of law. I have argued and won in the Texas Supreme Court that resulted in landmark decisions and new law related to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and appellate procedure.

I am licensed to practice in Texas and admitted to practice in the following Federal courts: Northern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, Bankruptcy Courts for Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit United States Courts of Appeals.

My wife and I have one daughter who lives in a Boston suburb with her husband and their daughter. When I am not working, I enjoy reading, volunteering, history, and traveling.