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Allen P. Pegg

Partner
Miami

Allen P. Pegg
Languages
Spanish
Practice Group
Litigation

For over 15 years, Allen Pegg has concentrated in complex litigation, arbitration, and appellate work.

His clients rely on his judgment and broad range of experience to help them resolve their most difficult matters. Whether it's business torts, corporate governance issues, class action defense, financial services litigation, or commercial real estate and development claims, clients turn to Allen as a trusted advisor and business partner to help them navigate their complex disputes. Allen also regularly represents health insurers in suits challenging claims processing, payment practices, ERISA, fraud, and breach of contact claims.

Regardless of the forum – at trial, in arbitration, or on appeal – Allen approaches each case with a unique perspective on how best to tailor his strategy to accomplish his client's particular goals. He has first-chaired a number of trials and arbitral hearings, and has briefed and argued dozens of appeals in various state and federal appellate courts.

Allen is also active in the local legal community. The Chief Judge of the Southern District of Florida appointed Allen to the organizing committee for the 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2017 Bench & Bar Conferences of that court. Allen has served on the Southern District of Florida's Local Rules Committee since 2010, and he is a member of a local Grievance Committee of The Florida Bar.

Allen has a keen sense of justice and of the need to give back to others. He regularly handles an array of pro bono matters, and for more than a dozen years, he was a member of the federal appellate list for Criminal Justice Act appointments.

Following law school, Allen served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and to the Rosemary Barkett, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Allen is consistently recognized as a top practitioner in commercial litigation by various publications, including Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super Lawyers.

Representative experience

First-chaired jury trial in prosecution of claims stemming from collateralized business loan gone sour, resulting in unanimous verdict in client’s favor.

First-chaired jury trial in defense of claims arising from large real estate dispute, resulting in complete defense verdict and no appeal being taken.

Representation of CEO and co-equal owner of highly successful beauty products brand in a variety of complex, related disputes in multiple forums.

Representation of regulated public utility in five consolidated putative shareholder class actions challenging terms of large proposed merger.

Successful defense of nationwide loan servicer in federal putative class action challenging collection of post-acceleration late fees.

Successful defense of owner/operator of foreign aquatic theme park in an ICDR arbitration seeking substantial monetary damages and injunctive relief.

Representation of accounting firm in federal action alleging more than US$175m in aiding and abetting liability brought by unsecured lender.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2001
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Boston College, 1997

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Florida
  • Virginia

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

2013-2018

Commercial Litigation

Best Lawyers in America

2014-2017

Business Litigation

Florida Super Lawyers

2017

Top Lawyers

South Florida Legal Guide

2015-2016

Florida Legal Elite

Florida Trend

2007-2011

Top Up and Comer and/or Rising Star

South Florida Legal Guide

 

AV rating, Martindale Hubbell Law Directory

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