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Crighton T. Allen

Associate – Atlanta


Crighton Allen provides insurance coverage advice to both domestic and international insurers regarding commercial property and commercial general liability claims. In addition, Crighton represents insurers in coverage litigation, including the pursuit of declaratory judgment actions and defense of breach of contract and bad faith actions against insurers in both first and third-party claims. He also represents insureds as defense counsel in direct litigation involving personal injury and professional liability claims.

Prior to joining Fields Howell, Crighton worked on a number of complex litigation cases and was responsible for managing and preparing pleadings and written discovery, drafting dispositive motions, preparing fact and expert witnesses for trial, and providing early valuation and strategy considerations in both state and federal courts.

Crighton earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2015 where he served as Senior Notes Editor of, and was published in, the Georgia Law Review.

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2015
    • cum laude
    • Georgia Law Review, Senior Notes Editor
    • Mock Trial Team
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 2011
    • cum laude
Presentations and Publications

Where Do We Go Now? The Uncertain Future for 18 U.S.C. § 1301(b)(1), Private Equity Funds, and Multiemployer Pension Plans After Sun Capital, 49 GA. L. REV. 209 (2015) 

“An Overview of the Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Georgia”, ICLE Presentation, January 2016 (co-author)

Too many hands holding D.C.’s youth safety net, The Washington Post, December 11, 2009


Atlanta Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Omicron Delta Kappa

Washington & Lee Alumni Association

Bar Admissions


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