Allan is a native of Plymouth and attended Plymouth-Carver High School where he graduated with highest honors in 1977. In 1981, Allan received his B.A. with distinction from Southeastern Massachusetts University. At SMU, Allan was elected to the Board of Governors and Residence Halls Congress. He then attended Suffolk University Law School, obtaining his J.D. in 1984.
Allan served three years as a Marine Corps officer stationed in Quantico, VA. In the Marine Corps, Allan served as both trial counsel and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1988. Allan is also very active in numerous civic and professional organizations.
Allan is devoted to his two sons and coaches them in baseball and hockey. Allan enjoys playing golf, hockey and skiing. Allan has a passion for the martial arts, which he has studied since 1978. Allan holds a black belt in Shotokan karate and is a black belt in Shalom Pai kung fu.
U.S. District Court, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1987
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Plymouth District Bar Association, Past President
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Past Governor
Massachusetts Bar Association
Business Network International, Plymouth Chapter, Past President
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, 2000, Past Legal Counsel
Old Colony United Way, Past Director
Plymouth Salvation Army, Advisory Board
Plymouth Sunrise Rotary Club, President, 2009-2010