Hunter S. Allen, Jr.

Hunter_S_Allen_jrFounding Member
Phone: 404-874-1700

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1970
  • South Carolina, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1970
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1970
  • University of South Carolina, B.S, 1967

Areas of Practice

  • Health Care Law
  • Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Georgia Super Lawyer
  • Phi Delta Phi

Published Works

  • “Legal Considerations” (Chapter 2), Co-Author, Patient Safety in Plastic Surgery, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., 2009
  • “Right to Die in Georgia”, 20 Georgia State Bar Journal No. 2, p. 68, November, 1983

Speaking Engagements

  • “Hospital Bylaws and Employment Contracts: What You Must Know”, Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons, Annual Meeting, 2013
  • “Legal Implications of Breast Surgery &  Fat Grafting to the Breast”, QMP Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • South Carolina Bar, Member
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Member
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Georgia Association of Hospital Attorneys, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • American Society of Law and Medicine, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member


Hunter S. Allen, Jr. is the senior member of the firm and has specialized in the defense of medical malpractice actions for physicians and hospitals for his entire 45-year legal career. He has represented The Emory Clinic, the 800-plus member physician practice group of The Emory University School of Medicine, since 1977, and has earned an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of his commitment to excellence in the practice of law.

Mr. Allen was one of the first lawyers in Georgia to specialize in health care defense, and has successfully tried hundreds of medical malpractice actions throughout the state of Georgia. Over the years. he has earned a reputation among healthcare clients, lawyers and judges as an exceptional trial lawyer, talented and tenacious in his cross-examination and litigation skills. Mr. Allen has been appellate counsel in numerous ground-breaking cases for healthcare providers on issues such as: Informed Consent; the “Right to Die”; “Good Samaritan” laws; Medical Peer Review; Voluntary and Involuntary Commitment; and Reporting Child Abuse. He has authored many articles and is frequently invited to lecture at legal and medical seminars.  In addition, Mr. Allen has served on the Emory Hospitals’ Visiting Committee and other boards and committees, and donates his time to civic and charitable work in the Atlanta community.

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Allen & McCain, P.C.
Two Midtown Plaza, Suite 1700
1349 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 874-1700
Toll Free: (888) 874-2002
Fax: (404) 874-1787
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