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Allen Schreiber’s value and credibility as a neutral are rooted in his extensive and balanced trial experience, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

As a litigator, Allen represented clients in all of Alabama’s federal, state trial and appellate courts.

On the defense side, Allen is a former member of the International Association of Defense counsel (IADC). In 1988, he founded an Alabama law firm that endures as one of the state’s top insurance defense firms. He represented AIG for 18 years. He has handled a wide variety of high-profile insurance matters, including director and officer liability, professional liability, excess policies, and disputes involving trucking, aviation, employment, and coverage.

Examples of his plaintiff experience include serving as co-lead counsel in a nationwide case, Morgan v. Family Dollar, which went to the U.S. Supreme Court and resulted in a final resolution of $49 million. He was also co-lead counsel in litigation involving a nationwide case against Dollar General, which was also resolved by way of settlement. Most recently, in 2020 the U.S. District Court in Illinois preliminarily approved resolution of a $25 million result against Sturm Foods in a multi-state class action under The Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

In 1995, Allen began mediating disputes involving business disputes (including breach of contract), malpractice, products liability, wrongful death, personal injury, fraud, negligence, health and general commercial liability, aviation, trucking, municipal liability, education, wage and hour, and employment disputes.

Allen has been included on the American Arbitration Association’s panel for consumer, employment and commercial arbitrations. He is a Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers honoree for alternative dispute resolution, and he holds the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating.

Best Lawyers recognized Allen as Birmingham “Lawyer of the Year” in Arbitration (2019) and Mediation (2017).

Contact & Links
  • 2231 20th Avenue South, Suite 202
    Birmingham, AL 35223
  • English
  • Samford University, J.D., graduated 1984
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., graduated 1981
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 1984
  • Virginia, 2010
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA) - Commercial Panel, Employment Panel, Consumer Panel
  • Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators - Fellow, Founding Member
  • Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution - Member
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators - Fellow, Past Board Member
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals - Fellow, Founding Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Mediation
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Arbitration, Birmingham (2019)
  • Mediation, Birmingham (2017)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Super Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Best Lawyers, Mediation
  • Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" (Birmingham), Arbitration, 2019
  • Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" (Birmingham), Mediation, 2017


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