Areas of Practice
- Jones Act and Maritime Injury
- Commercial Litigation
- Employment Practices Litigation
- Negligent Injury and Premises Liability
- Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
- Insurance Coverage
- Administrative Proceedings
Allen Hemphill is a no-nonsense attorney who finds every case satisfying because he believes he can always help his client realize a better result. His goal is to obtain a summary decision; however, when that is unavailable he attempts to negotiate the best disposition possible for his client.
One particular case illustrates what is satisfying about law for Mr. Hemphill. It was a wrongful death case with several national corporations as fellow defendants pointing fingers at his client, a smaller company. He was able to poke holes in the theories advanced by the larger defendants and received a good result for his client.
Mr. Hemphill earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from Trinity University in 1991, magna cum laude. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law in 1996.
He came to the law because he enjoys the combination of scholarship and an adversarial aspect. He has an MBA and originally worked as a general counsel along with handling more traditional business activities for the same company. After deciding to concentrate on the legal profession fulltime, he developed an approach to the law that allows him to get the best possible result for his client.
University of Texas School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1996
Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma
University of Texas At Austin, M.B.A., 1993
Trinity University, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, 1991, magna cum laude
State Bar of Texas, 1996
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States Court of Federal Claims
Memberships & Services
State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association.