Jennifer L. Allen

Attorney & Counselor at Law, Owner

Jennifer Allen, a native of Denton, Texas, earned her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000.  After taking time off to raise her two boys, she became an Orange County Magistrate.  Four years later, Jennifer opened her own firm in the heart of Chapel Hill, and she continues to successfully represent clients while fully realizing her passion for helping people at all levels of litigation and legal need.  Prior to her career as an attorney, Jennifer graduated with a Masters in Music from The Juilliard School in New York City and Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas.  This led to a career as a professional musician, and Jennifer played the oboe with the New Orleans Symphony and the Dallas Opera Orchestra.  Jennifer still freelances occasionally in the Triangle. 

Jennifer is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Orange County Bar Association, and the North Carolina Bar Association, as well as the Susie Sharp Inn of Court.  Jennifer was also among the attorneys named “Humanitarian of the Year” in 2014 by the North Carolina NAACP for their pro bono representation of Moral Monday arrestees in Wake County.

Isabel Espinosa

Office Manager, Notary Public, Hablo Español

Isabel was born in Cuba, where she worked as a classical piano teacher for two decades. Since immigrating to the U.S. she has focused on administrative work, a field in which she now has 10+ years of experience. She has worked for state agencies, private businesses on the health care and property management industries, and schools. Isabel moved to the Triangle from Florida to be near family, hockey, and mountain biking trails. She is currently working towards her Paralegal Studies certification.

Team of Legal Assistants

Mackie Taranto

Mackie is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Political Science with a French minor and Naval Science minor credits. She is attending Florida State College of Law in the fall of 2020 to study international and human rights law. Mackie is working towards becoming a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Navy.

Mallory Redman

Mallory is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Social and Economic Justice minor. She started as an intern for Ms. Allen in and has since joined our team full-time. She is currently preparing to tale the LSAT and apply to law schools.

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