Roberto N. Allen, Esq.
Roberto N. Allen, Esq.
Mr. Allen established the Firm as a solo law practice in Montgomery County, Maryland in 2009. In 2021, his wife and law partner Margaret Witherup, Esq. joined the Firm to establish Witherup Allen Law.
Mr. Allen has been practicing Employment Law since 1997. Over the years, his practice has expanded to include Consumer Bankruptcy Law (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13), Immigration Law, and General Corporate/Business Law for small businesses.
Before law school, Mr. Allen was a mathematics professor at Goucher College and ran an educational technology consulting firm while attending night law school at the University of Maryland. Mr. Allen is Past President of the Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Past Chair of the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference. He is a recipient of the Daily Record’s Leadership in Law Award (2004) and was recognized as a Top 100 MBE by Baltimore City, Maryland.
Mr. Allen holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law (1997); a Master of Arts in Mathematics from The Johns Hopkins University (1991); and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Tulane University (1988). He completed his Junior year of engineering school in France at L’Université de Technologie de Compiègne. Born in Miami, Florida to a Cuban exile family, Mr. Allen is a native Spanish speaker and is fluent in French. He has lived in Maryland since 1988. He resides in Baltimore County, Maryland with his wife and law partner Maggie.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of D.C.
University of Maryland School of Law, 1997, J.D.
The Johns Hopkins University, 1990, M.A., Mathematics
Tulane University, 1988, B.S.E., Electrical Engineering and Mathematics
L’Université de Technologie de Compiègne, Junior Year Abroad, 1986-87 (France)
HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS
Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2004
Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise, Baltimore City, Maryland
AmJur Award, Civil Procedure II, 1994
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, President-elect, 2021 to Present, Board of Directors, 2010-16, 2018-Present
Board of Child Care of the United Methodist Church, Board of Directors, 2020-Present
Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, 2003-07, 2015-21, Vice Chair 2019-21
U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education Foundation, Board Chair 2012-17
Governor’s Life Sciences Advisory Board, Business Environment Working Group Member 2008-09
Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: President 2004-06; Golf Tournament Co-Chair 2003, 2006; Chair, Membership Committee 2003, 2006; Director 2003-04
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake (Director) 2005-11
American Red Cross, Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Blood Region (Director) 2006-14
Greater Baltimore Committee Bridging the Gap Advisory Council 2005-07
Mount Washington Swimming Club (President); Director 2003-09
Campaign Treasurer, McCarthy (R) for Maryland 2006
Coordinator, Maryland-CAFTA Trade Initiative Reception for Ambassadors of CAFTA nations at Government House hosted by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., 2005
Maryland Hispanic Business Conference 2004 (Chair)
Governor’s Commission on Minority Business Enterprise Reform (Advisor to Legislative Committee), 2003-04
Towson YMCA Indian Princess Program (Chief) 2002-06
Community Law in Action Mentor (Maryland Mentoring Partnership) 2000-03
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Maryland (Big Brother) 1989-95