Craig R. Allen

SMRW: 423.756.7000
DIRECT: 423.757.0417
FAX: 423.756.4801



  • Railroad

  • Construction

  • Products Liability


Craig Allen has tried over 135 jury trials in 38 years, winning over 90% of those cases. He represents a Class 1 railroad in FELA and crossing accident cases and real estate disputes. He has represented local and national contractors, engineers and architects , individually and for various insurance carriers. He defends insureds in products liability, premises liability and other personal injury cases. He has lectured at regional, national and international seminars on trial techniques and construction and products liability defense. He is an A+ rated attorney and has been named a Super Layer, Best Lawyer and Prolific Trial Attorney by the Tennessee Jury Reporter.



  • Tennessee, 1980

  • Georgia, 1997

  • U.S District Courts, Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • United States Supreme Court


Professional Affiliations

  • Chattanooga Bar Association

  • Tennessee Bar Association

  • Georgia Bar Association

  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

  • Defense Research Institute

  • Fellow, Chattanooga Bar Foundation

  • Justices Brock and Cooper Inn of Court

Practice Areas

  • Defense of civil litigation in railroad, construction and products liability cases


Craig and his wife Liz have three mostly-grown sons and live in Hixson with their rescue dog and her four cats.