After an interlude as a law school professor, Ms. Allen has spent her professional life engaged in the private practice of law and the delivery of ADR services. She has built a full time national and international ADR practice in addition to maintaining her specialty in tax and business succession planning. In delivering her services as mediator, arbitrator, conflict management specialist, teacher and trainer, her case load is diverse. It spans the globe in content as well as clientele and ranges from cross cultural/international commercial disputes to business, securities, employment, health care, family, real estate, and construction matters.
Ms. Allen is a Distinguished Fellow and a past President of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM). She is the 2008 Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award given by the State Bar of Michigan, ADR Section.
Ms. Allen trains, writes and lectures worldwide in her areas of expertise. She has authored numerous ADR articles, basic and advanced ADR and conflict resolution training models and materials, and conflict resolution publications for a variety of professional organizations including the International Chamber of Commerce, the Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution, The Straus Institute for Conflict Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law, The University of Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the American Arbitration Association, Lipscomb Unviersity Institute for Conflict Management and the Michigan Judicial Institute.
Ms. Allen has been continually ackowledged by her peers and clientele, receiving repeated recognition in Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyer, Top Mediator in Michigan, Top 50 Female Lawyers in Michigan and ACQLaw Mediation in Chambers. She has maintained an AV rating from Martindale Hubbel since 1985.
B.A. with High Honors, University of Michigan
Training and Education IAM Fellow Tracy Allen participated on a team of mediation trainers in The Hague, Netherlands, over the summer of 2003. The training team was part of the International Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution annual summer symposium, which was attended by 100 students from 30 countries. From there she has continued to travel to Rome, Milan, Naples, Sao Paulo, Toronto, London, Paris, Geneva and across the United States conducting basic and advanced mediation and arbitration programs for advocates, businesses, law firms, judges and international ADR service providers such as the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association and the American Bar Association. Ms. Allen devotes a significant portion of her ADR practice to the development and teaching of ADR programs worldwide. She teaches both basic and advanced conflict resolution techniques for lawyers, judges, mediators, arbitrators, judges and court personnel, community dispute resolution centers, private companies and law students. Click here to see Ms. Allen's Training Schedule