Our Team

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.

Lisbeth M. Rivera

Office Manager/Paralegal, Notary Public, Hablo Español

Lisbeth M. Rivera was born in Durham, NC and raised in San Antonio, TX. Earning her paralegal certification from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the spring of 2019, she began working for Jennifer in August of the same year, later being promoted to office manager. She is currently in her last year at UNC-CH, earning a Bachelor’s in Psychology and looking into a career in the legal field.

Lisbeth is a certified Notary Public and is fluent in both Spanish and English. In her spare time, she enjoys playing cello and watching 80s horror.

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