F. Hill Allen - Tharrington Smith, LLP

F. Hill Allen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 919-821-4711

Hill Allen is a partner in the firm and handles a broad range of civil and criminal litigation. His practice areas and recent cases include: white collar criminal defense; healthcare fraud; False Claims Act and qui tam, or whistleblower, litigation; wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury; antitrust litigation; administrative law; aviation and workplace accidents; class actions and other commercial litigation; campaign finance and political corruption matters; environmental crimes; intellectual property litigation; mortgage fraud; securities fraud; trade secret and non-compete litigation; and criminal tax investigations.

Mr. Allen's clients have included a former Olympic Gold medalist; a former North Carolina Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives; a former North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture; multinational manufacturing, construction and pharmaceutical concerns; major airlines; companies and individuals charged or under investigation in federal and state court; and families of those killed in aviation, automobile and workplace accidents. Among other matters, Mr. Allen defended well-known track-and-field athlete Marion Jones in a multi-jurisdiction federal prosecution that drew international attention.

Mr. Allen has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America®’s Criminal Defense, White Collar Section since 2012, in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite” Criminal Section since 2004,  and in North Carolina Super Lawyers since 2009. He became a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer in 2004. Past professional activities include serving on the faculty of NITA's Southeast Regional Trial Skills program.

Mr. Allen is a North Carolina native. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Allen practiced with Hunton & Williams before joining Tharrington Smith in 1997. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in North Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillBA 1989University of VirginiaJ.D. 1992
North Carolina Bar AssociationAdvocates for JusticeAmerican Bar AssociationNITA's Southeast Regional Trial Skills program

Case History

White Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations

Mr. Allen has represented entities and individuals in investigations by federal grand juries in North Carolina and other states, as well as federal agencies including the FBI, HHS-OIG, the SEC, EPA, IRS/Treasury, Dept. of Agriculture, and DOD-OIG.  At the state level, Mr. Allen has represented those under investigation by NC Department of Justice (NC DOJ), the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and local law enforcement, as well as state agencies including NC’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), the State Board of Elections, the Securities Division of the NC Secretary of State’s Office, the Consumer Protection Division of NC DOJ, the Dept. of Revenue, the Dept. of Insurance, NC DENR, and North Carolina licensing boards (the State Bar, Medical Board and Real Estate Commission).  Mr. Allen has represented national and international companies as well as business executives, legal, medical and financial professionals and other individuals.  One area of emphasis is healthcare fraud matters, including Medicare and Medicaid investigations and related False Claims Act and qui tam (or “whistleblower”) cases. Among other high-profile cases, he defended Marion Jones in a multi-jurisdiction federal prosecution that drew international scrutiny.

Complex Civil Litigation

Ranging from class actions to contract, unfair trade practices and other commercial litigation to the trial of Hatch-Waxman (ANDA) cases and other intellectual property matters.  Mr. Allen concentrates much of his time on federal litigation, but welcomes matters in the North Carolina Business Court and other state courts.

Wrongful Death and Serious Personal Injuries

Representing the families of those killed in automobile (including drunk driving), aviation, and workplace accidents (including propane and other explosions). Mr. Allen handles select matters involving serious personal injuries.

Office Location

Wells Fargo Building, Suite 1800
150 Fayetteville Street
P.O. Box 1151
Raleigh, NC 27602
United States

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Other Information

Gender: Male