C. Dale Allen (Nashville, Tennessee)
C. Dale Allen (Nashville, Tennessee)

C. Dale Allen

Licensed for 32 years

Practice Area: Governmental Relations, Transportation and Logistics, Labor and Employment 4 more areas of practice + 4 more

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Partner, Governmental Relations at firm Adams and Reese LLP

C. Dale Allen

Serving Nashville, TN view address

Partner at firm Adams and Reese LLP

Serving Nashville, TN view address

Awards BV Distinguished

About C. Dale Allen

Dale Allen joined Adams and Reese in 2012 as a Partner in the firm's Nashville office.

Practicing law since 1984, Dale is a corporate lawyer who concentrates his practice in transportation, government relations and regulatory law. He is a Partner on the Government Relations team and serves as legislative counsel to a number of businesses, trade associations and nonprofit organizations with interests before the Tennessee General Assembly.

Dale has been successful in assisting in passing legislation over the past 30 years resulting in tax and regulatory relief on a variety of matters in the areas of tobacco, transportation, trucking, rental car, entertainment, and health care. Dale recently worked to secure...

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Dale Allen joined Adams and Reese in 2012 as a Partner in the firm's Nashville office.

Practicing law since 1984, Dale is a corporate lawyer who concentrates his practice in transportation, government relations and regulatory law. He is a Partner on the Government Relations team and serves as legislative counsel to a number of businesses, trade associations and nonprofit organizations with interests before the Tennessee General Assembly.

Dale has been successful in assisting in passing legislation over the past 30 years resulting in tax and regulatory relief on a variety of matters in the areas of tobacco, transportation, trucking, rental car, entertainment, and health care. Dale recently worked to secure the enactment of the Tennessee Anti-Indemnification Act for Common Carriers and also tax incentives for a major gun manufacturing company relocating to Tennessee.

Dale is ranked among Best Lawyers in Government Relations.

Dale's other representative experience includes:

•He has represented clients in a wide range of legislative matters including tax incentives, development and procurement issues on behalf of major automotive, entertainment, transportation interests, and gun manufacturing.
•Serves on the Board of and as General Counsel for Averitt Express, Inc. and its related entities.
•Represents several other trucking companies, including FirstFleet, Inc. and FirstExpress, Inc.
•Represents numerous other clients in the transportation industry including the Tennessee Trucking Association, Enterprise Rent-A-Car of Tennessee and American Traffic Solutions.
•Represents the Cigar Association of America and Swisher International, Inc.
•Represents several clients including Averitt Express, Beretta, Elvis Presley Enterprises and others on tax incentive matters.

Dale is an active member of the Conference of Freight Counsel and Transportation Lawyers of America. In the community, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Performing Arts Corporation since 2013 and presently serves as Chairman of the Board. He also serves on the Board of the National Guard Association of the United States Educational Foundation. Dale served for 28 years in the Tennessee Army National Guard, retiring with the rank of Colonel in 2015. He formerly served in numerous positions including the Staff Judge Advocate General, J-7 and CACO for the TNARNG.

He received his J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, in 1983, and earned his B.S. from the University of Tennessee at Martin, in 1981.

Dale counts his long-time personal and professional friend, John Tanner, former member of Congress, as among the people he most admires for setting an example of working with individuals with different opinions to reach a common ground on issues.

Dale and his wife Julie have one child. While not at work, Dale enjoys golf and running, as well as watching his son play baseball and soccer.

Other Distinctions

Best Lawyers, Government Relations

fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation

Tennessee Trucking Association Pinnacle Award, 2012

Press Releases

Adams and Reese Has 121 Attorneys Ranked 2016 Best Lawyers

8/18/2015

Allen Elected Chairman of Board of Tennessee Performing Arts Center

12/8/2014

Adams and Reese Has 120 Attorneys Ranked Among 2015 Best Lawyers

8/18/2014

Adams and Reese Partner Dale Allen Elected fellow of Tennessee Bar Foundation

11/12/2012

Adams and Reese Partner Dale Allen Elected Board Vice Chairman of Tennessee Performing Arts Corporation

8/8/2012

Adams and Reese Adds National Transportation Group; Strengthens Governmental Relations and Labor & Employment Practices

1/23/2012

Media Mentions

Adams and Reese Partner Dale Allen Featured as Cover Story in Tennessee Trucking News Magazine

9/13/2012

Announcements

Adams and Reese Adds National Transportation Group; Strengthens Governmental Relations and Labor & Employment Practices

1/23/2012

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      Credentials

      Position
      Partner, Governmental Relations
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1984, Tennessee
      United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
      Tennessee Supreme Court
      United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals
      Law School Attended
      Cumberland School of Law at Samford University
      Class of 1983
      J.D.
      University Attended
      University of Tennessee at Martin
      Class of 1981
      B.S.
      Associations & Memberships

      Professional Memberships / Affiliations

      Nashville Bar Association

      Tennessee Bar Association

      American Bar Association

      Transportation Lawyers Association

      Conference of Freight Counsel

      National Guard Association of Tennessee

      National Guard Association of the United States

      National Guard Association Educational Foundation, Board Member

      Tennessee Performing Arts Center Board of Directors - Chairman

      Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America

      St. George's Episcopal Church Nashville Tennessee Foundation Board

      Bar Fellowship
      Tennessee Bar Foundation

      Tennessee Trucking Association Pinnacle Award, 2012

      Press Releases

      Adams and Reese Has 121 Attorneys Ranked 2016 Best Lawyers 8/18/2015

      Allen Elected Chairman of Board of Tennessee Performing Arts Center 12/8/2014

      Adams and Reese Has 120 Attorneys Ranked Among 2015 Best Lawyers 8/18/2014

      Adams and Reese Partner Dale Allen Elected fellow of Tennessee Bar Foundation 11/12/2012

      Adams and Reese Partner Dale Allen Elected Board Vice Chairman of Tennessee Performing Arts Corporation 8/8/2012

      Adams and Reese Adds National Transportation Group; Strengthens Governmental Relations and Labor & Employment Practices 1/23/2012

      Media Mentions

      Adams and Reese Partner Dale Allen Featured as Cover Story in Tennessee Trucking News Magazine 9/13/2012

      Announcements

      Adams and Reese Adds National Transportation Group; Strengthens Governmental Relations and Labor & Employment Practices 1/23/2012 Member:

      PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS

      Nashville Bar Association

      Tennessee Bar Association

      American Bar Association

      Transportation Lawyers Association

      Conference of Freight Counsel

      National Guard Association of Tennessee

      National Guard Association of the United States

      National Guard Association Educational Foundation, Board Member

      Tennessee Performing Arts Center Board of Directors - Chairman

      Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America

      St. George's Episcopal Church Nashville Tennessee Foundation Board

      Areas of Law

      • Governmental Relations
      • Transportation and Logistics
      • Labor and Employment
      • Tax
      • Transactions
      • Health Care
      • Government