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The Legal Minute Video Series: This Is Us

Just like half of America, my wife and I are fans of the show, “This Is Us”. It provides an exceptional example of the intense emotions of family dynamics. A recent episode featured Kevin, one of the main characters, in counseling at rehab and his family airing their personal grievances from childhood. The message of the episode was that we all view our childhood through the lens of our unique life experiences.

It was a tense and difficult episode to watch, and it made me want to climb into the TV and help, which is what I love about what I do. Helping people in crisis. This Is Us is popular because it elicits strong emotions that we can relate to.

It’s important for any attorney to relate to their client’s experience – much like the viewers relate to the characters on This Is Us.

Thanks for listening; stay tuned for more quick videos of legal insights that may apply to you or someone you know.


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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.

Mr. Allman was selected as a 2016-2017 Maryland Super Lawyer and was a Maryland Rising Star from 2010-2015. Super Lawyers is 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.







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