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J. Brent Allen | Vice Chair

Managing Partner, Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
Phone: (904) 236-4929
James Brent Allen is a civil trial lawyer, managing partner of Hall Booth Smith's Jacksonville, Florida office and practice leader of the firm’s Opioid Defense Task Force practice group. He specializes in the litigation of high exposure cases, including medical malpractice, commercial litigation, transportation, negligent security, premises liability and exposure related to America’s opioid epidemic on a national and regional level. Mr. Allen is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available from the foremost lawyer peer review service, and a Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star. He has also been named as a “Legal List Maker," “Legal Elite,” “Ultimate Attorney," and "Person on The Move" by the Jacksonville Business Journal.

Mr. Allen is also a shareholder at Euclid Partners. Euclid Partners is a privately owned investment company based in Jacksonville, Florida. For over thirty years the company has successfully managed, purchased and sold a wide range of real estate assets in the Southeast United States.

A native of Jacksonville, Mr. Allen is active in the local community. In addition to his work with the DDRB, he is also a past Mayoral appointee and sat on the Board of Directors for the Jacksonville Housing Authority. He is an Eagle Scout and serves in leadership roles and assist in spearheading fundraising efforts for The Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Allen is also actively involved in many professional and civic organizations including The Rotary Club of Jacksonville – Downtown, The Chester Bedell Inn of Court, The Florida Bar and The Jacksonville Bar Association.

Mr. Allen lives in Jacksonville with his wife, daughter and son.

Mr. Allen currently serves as DDRB Vice Chair.

Appointment: Jacksonville Mayor
Term: 2nd | Expires 06/30/2022