Ms. M. Kristen Allman: Lawyer with The Bleakley Bavol Law Firm

Ms. M. Kristen Allman


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Practice Areas

  • Wage and Hour Compliance and Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Employment Litigation Prevention and Defense
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Civil Litigation
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Labor and Employment
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
University University of Florida, B.S., 1983 University of Florida Hall of Fame, Florida Blue Key
Law SchoolFlorida State University, J.D., with honors, 1987 Judicial Intern for Florida Supreme Court Justice Rosemary Barkett
Admitted1987, Florida; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
BornHollywood, Florida, October 10, 1961

Kristen Allman has extensive litigation and counseling experience in all areas of employment law representing primarily private sector employers and non-profits. She has successfully handled a wide range of litigation matters in federal and state courts in Florida, as well as other parts of the country, including collective and individual wage-hour actions, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, family and medical leave, disability, ADA Title III, USERRA, workplace violence, breach of contract, defamation, negligent hiring/negligent retention, harassment, fraudulent misrepresentation, whistle-blowing, wrongful death, ERISA and commercial claims. Kristen has also successfully defended management before numerous government administrative agencies such the Wage-Hour Division, EEOC, OSHA and the NLRB. Kristen is further devoted to providing employers with preventive advice and counseling in all aspects of employment law; policy analysis and drafting (including affirmative action); training; and employment law audits with special emphasis on wage-hour issues. She is a former partner/shareholder with two national employment law firms and previously worked as senior corporate counsel for a Fortune 500 subsidiary.


· An Overview of the Family & Medical Leave Act of 1993, The Florida Bar Journal, May 1993

· Kristen is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law topics, including wage and hour compliance issues, workplace bullying, the ADA, FMLA and workplace violence to such organizations as the Society for Human Resource Management, HR Florida, HR Tampa, Mid-Florida SHRM, Polk County Workforce 20/20, Bureau of Labor Relations, SW Florida Employers Association, Council on Education Management, Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Agency for Workforce Innovation and Sterling Educational Services.

Professional Activities/Associations

· Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section

· Florida Bar, Public Relations Committee Member, 1990-1996

· Hillsborough County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

· University of South Florida, Adjunct Professor, Continuing Education Program, Employment Law Compliance, 1994-Present

· SW Florida Employers Association, Labor & Employment Counsel, 1992-2008

· Mediator, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

· Southeastern School of Addiction Studies, Former Faculty Member

· Society for Human Resource Management

· Suncoast Human Resources Management Association

Civic/Charitable Activities/Associations

· Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay, Teen Youth Project

· Leadership Tampa Alumni

· Leadership Tampa Bay Alumni

· Junior League of Tampa, Sustainer, Former Board Member and Chairman of Kids Connection Program

· Former Guardian Ad Litem Attorney, Pro Bono

Practice Emphasis

· Wage Hour Collective Actions, Litigation and Compliance

· Complex Litigation

· Employment Litigation, Prevention and Defense

· OSHA/Workplace Safety

· Preventive Employment Advice, Counseling and Audits

· ADA Title III

· Commercial Litigation

 (Board Certified Labor and Employment Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education)


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Ms. M. Kristen Allman

15170 North Florida Avenue
TampaFL 33613


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