Alex   Allman
Principal

Contact

Phone: 410.209.6438
Fax: 410.209.6435
Mailing: 300 E. Lombard Street ,
Suite 2010 , Baltimore , MD   21202
Linkedin: Alex Allman

Practice Focus

Mr. Allman focuses his practice in the areas of family law and civil litigation. Mr. Allman has been involved in handling all aspects of domestic or family law cases, including divorce, property distribution, child custody, child support and alimony, as well as a broad range of complex commercial and civil litigation.

Points of Distinction

Mr. Allman was included on the 2010-2012 Maryland Rising Star list, selected by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Mr. Allman has experience handling and trying cases before State and Federal Courts in Maryland and Virginia, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and handling appeals before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Allman also has experience handling broker-dealer arbitrations before the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. Mr. Allman has been involved in multi-million dollar commercial litigation disputes, and has tried cases of significant dollar value to a successful completion.

Publications/Speeches

Mr. Allman served as a writer and editor of the 2002 Edition of Maryland Practice Forms, a litigation form book for Maryland lawyers, and Going Solo, a publication providing instruction and advice for solo practitioners. Mr. Allman was also appointed to the editorial staff of The Trial Reporter, a quarterly publication of the Maryland Trial Lawyers' Association. He has authored two scholarly articles that were published in The Trial Reporter. In addition, Mr. Allman developed curriculum for and taught a class regarding the essentials of legal writing to law students.

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Previous Work

Prior to joining Offit Kurman as a member of the family law practice group, Mr. Allman was a member of the firm's commercial litigation group.  Prior to practicing law, he worked as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable William B. Spellbring, Jr. in the Prince George's County Circuit Court, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Education & Admissions

  • J.D. (cum laude), University of Baltimore, 2000
  • B.A., University of Tennessee
  • Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Activities

  • Adjunct law professor at University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harford County Public Library

Videos

Posts

"The Legal Minute Video Series: Causes of Divorce"

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"The Legal Minute Video Series: Ashley Madison Scandal in Defense of the Wrongly Hacked"

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"The Legal Minute Video Series: When the “Perfect” Couple Gets a Divorce"

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"The Legal Minute Video Series: What To Do When Your Kids Won’t Go To Your Ex’s"

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"The Legal Minute Video Series: The Number One Way People are Caught Cheating"

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"Why I Use the War Analogy When Talking about Divorce Litigation."

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"Can My Estranged Spouse Clean Out Our Joint Accounts?"

Question: So you said in a prior Blog post that my estranged spouse can clean out our joint accounts.  Not…

"My Spouse and I Just Separated. What Rights Do I Have to Our Joint Bank Accounts?"

Question: My spouse and I just separated.  What rights do I have to our joint bank accounts?  (Financial advisors listen…

"Should George Clooney Have a Prenuptial Agreement?"

Question: Should George Clooney have a prenup? Answer: Of course!  If he was my client and lived in Maryland, he…

"Can You Receive Child Support and Alimony if an Ex Files for Bankruptcy?"

Question: I’m divorced and my ex just filed for bankruptcy, but he/she is behind in child support and alimony.  Am…

"What Do You Do If Your Ex-spouse Owes You a Large Settlement Payment, But Has Filed For Bankruptcy?"

I’m divorced and my spouse owes me a large settlement payment, but he/she has filed for bankruptcy.  Am I out…

"Is Marital Property Divided 50/50 Upon Divorce In Maryland?"

Is marital property divided 50/50 upon divorce in Maryland? Not automatically.  The law in Maryland provides that, after the court…

"We Are Ready To Separate, What Do I Have To File To Make It Official?"

We are ready to separate, what do I have to file to make it official? Nothing.  In Maryland, there is…

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