U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1974
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas,
U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas,
U.S. Tax Court
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law
Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1973
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 1969
Arkansas Bar Association Member
Bar Association Member
Past Employment Positions:
Pulaski County, Arkansas, Deputy Prosecutor, 1978 -
U.S. Navy, 1969 - 1970
grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, graduated from
Hall High School in 1965. He graduated with a BA in
psychology from the University of Arkansas at
Fayetteville in 1969 and from law school at the same
place in 1973. He is married and has a son and a daughter. Gus enjoys fishing,
hunting and golf when not hard at work.
concentrates his practice in the area of creditor
Getting to know Gus Allen
What I like most about the law is
that everyone has access to it and everyone should
be equal in the eyes of the law.
My most rewarding case was
my client's husband was returning from deer camp
when a drunk driver ran into him. He lived for three
months and died from the injuries. I was able to
collect a total of $1.5 million for my client who
was, at that time, a 77 year old widow. She is now
able to spend the last years of her life doing the
things she wants to do. Although she has lost her
husband, she can drive a new car, travel and try to
enjoy the remaining years of her life without
worrying about money problems.
My friends describe me as
honest and likable
My opponents describe me as
If I had to attempt another profession, I would try
being a doctor because I enjoy helping people.
My favorite quote is
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
My favorite book is
The Pelican Brief by John Grisham.
My favorite sport's team is
University of Arkansas Razorbacks
My favorite music is
"Oldies, but goodies."
When not at work, I enjoy