Allen says joining a firm that has been around almost 100 years “is just a fantastic opportunity.” He also says, “It’s a very family oriented and focused firm.”
Allen says he worked for Frito-Lay Inc. in Jackson, Miss., for about 15 years prior to attending Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, where he served as executive editor of the law review for the 2011-2012 academic year before graduating in May.
“Going to law school for me was one of the best decisions in my life,” he says.
While in law school, Allen says, he worked as an unpaid intern for the Dallas County Public Defender office and clerked for Cantey Hanger and the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division in Austin.
His practice focuses on labor and employment law, Allen says.
Neill says he is excited about joining Cantey Hanger. “It’s where I wanted to work as soon as I interviewed,” he says.
Neill says he is a 2012 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a member of the mock trial team. During his third year in law school, he worked for the Western Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office, Neill says.
He says his practice will focus on litigation.
— Mary Alice Robbins
Robbins is an Austin-based freelance writer and a former Texas Lawyer senior reporter.