Kevin Allen J.D. ’05 is an associate with Minami Tamaki LLP in its San Francisco office. Allen practices civil litigation with an emphasis in employment law, wage, and hour issues, and class action litigation. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 2005 and was also admitted to practice in the United States District Court in the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California. Allen received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999. Following a short career as a Media Planner at Saatchi & Saatchi, he attended law school at the Santa Clara University where he graduated in 2005 in the top 10 percent of his class. Allen was a Technical Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review and he received a Witkin award in both Antitrust and Criminal Procedure. During law school, he was a summer law clerk at a well-known plaintiff’s personal injury firm in San Francisco and externed for Judge Gerald M. Etchingham at the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges. He began his legal career as an attorney at a local litigation firm in the East Bay where he specialized in plaintiff’s personal injury claims, employment law, and real estate litigation. He represented clients in a first-chair capacity at depositions, hearings, mediations, and arbitrations. In 2007, Allen joined a prominent class action firm where he directed the day-to-day litigation efforts in more than 25 class actions involving wage and hour issues including claims for unpaid wages, overtime misclassification, meal period and rest break violations, and failure to reimburse employees for business expenses. While litigating wage and hour class actions, he has successfully obtained settlements totaling many tens of millions of dollars for thousands of aggrieved employees. Mr. Allen is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association, the San Francisco County Bar Association, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and the California Employment Lawyers Association. He also volunteers as a supervising attorney at the San Francisco Legal Aid Society’s Employment Law Clinic.


29 Oct 2018