Mr. Allen attends church at Northside Christian in Broken Arrow (lovegod-loveothers.com). Mr. Allen went to United States Marine Corps boot camp two days after graduating from Okmulgee high school. Mr. Allen began practicing law in Oklahoma in 2003. He earned his J.D. from the University of Tulsa after graduating with a B.S. in Journalism from Oklahoma State University. Between the time he graduated from OSU and when he began law school, Mr. Allen worked as a journalist, editing the O-State Sports Report magazine and then working at the Tulsa World. He belongs to the Muskogee, Tulsa, Creek Nation and Oklahoma Bar Associations as well as the American Association for Justice.