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Allen Allred practices in the litigation, employee benefits and health care fields. He was chairman for three years of the Health Care Liability and Litigation Committee of the American Health Lawyers Association. He has represented clients in commercial litigation involving class actions, anti-trust, bundling and upcoding claims, corporate governance issues, employment, medical staff and credentialing issues at the administrative, trial and appellate levels.  Healthcare attorneys in America have listed Mr. Allred in The Best Lawyers in America®.  He has also been selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for Health Care.

He possesses extensive experience in trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts. Allen was appointed to the task force on liability and health care reform by the American Hospital Association. He is a frequent lecturer at national meetings on trial practice and has authored articles on topics such as civil rules of evidence, health care reform and managed care. He has been a frequent speaker at the meetings of the American Health Lawyers Association. Allen is the author of "Hospital Liability," a chapter of the Missouri Hospital Law Handbook 2007, published by the Missouri Hospital Association.

Appointed By The Missouri Supreme Court to the Supreme Court Committee on Civil Rules
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
American Health Lawyers Association
Former Chairman, Healthcare Liability and Litigation Committee (Three one year terms)
American Hospital Association
Medical Liability Task Force
Health Care Reform Task Force
American Bar Association
Litigation and Employment Section, Health Law
The Missouri Bar and Illinois Bar
Civil Trial Practice, Health and Employment Law Committees
Mercy Health Foundation St. Louis (Development Committee Chairman)
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center
Member and Secretary, Board of Governors
Member, Executive Committee
Churchill School
President
Board of Trustees
Founder and Chairman of Missouri Friends of Injured Marines
The Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System
The Public School Retirement System of Missouri
Mercy Health
Mercy Hospitals East Communities (St. Louis and Washington, MO)
Mercy Health Springfield Communities (Springfield, MO)
St. Mary-Rogers Memorial Hospital (Rogers, Arkansas)
Mercy Health Center (Oklahoma City, OK)
UnitedHealth Group
United Healthcare Inc.
United Healthcare Insurance Company
Mercy Health Plans, Inc.
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Hermann Memorial Health System (Houston, Texas)
XTRA Lease
Wellmont Health System, Inc.
Wellmont Health System Employee Medical, Dental and Vision Care Plan
Highlands Wellmont Health Network, Inc.
Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America®" (2012-2015)
Listed in "Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers" (2005, 2013-2014)
"Hospital Liability" Missouri Hospital Association and Missouri Society of Health Care Attorneys, Hospital Law Handbook, Chapter 5 (2007)
"Upon Further Review: Rush Prudential HMO, Inc. v. Moran and a New Era of Managed Care Liability" St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 47:2 (2003)
"Enterprise Liability Puts MCOs at Risk" National Law Journal (September 8, 1997)
"Beyond the ERISA Shield: The Liability of Managed Care Organizations" St. Louis University School of Law Annual Healthcare Symposium (April 2002)
"Recent Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence for Missouri Practitioners" St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri (2001)
"Advanced Issues in Medical Malpractice" National Business Institute, St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri (2000)
"Ethical and Conflict Dilemmas for the Heath Care Counsel" Annual Meeting of the American Health Lawyers Association, San Diego, California (1998)
"Legal Ethics for the Health Care Attorney" Annual Meeting of American Health Lawyers Association, Toronto, Canada (July, 1997)
"New Discovery Issues" Sixth Annual Joint Symposium of American Society of Hospital Risk Managers and Healthcare Liability and Litigation Committee of the American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, Dallas, Texas (February, 1997)
"Liability for the Integrated Delivery System" American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys two day seminar, Chicago, Illinois (November, 1996)
"Liability and Risk Issues for Integrated Delivery Systems: Resolving Potentially Conflicting Operational and Defense Objectives" Annual meeting of the American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, San Diego, California (June, 1996)
Allen D. Allred
Saint Louis University School of Law
J.D. (1977)
Law Review
University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. (1970)
Thompson Coburn LLP
Partner (1984-Present)
Missouri (1980)
Illinois (1977)
United States Marine Corps
Commissioned Infantry Officer (1970–1974)