David Marion Allen

David is a member of the firm. He has more than 30 years of widely diverse legal experience, ranging from international energy firms to a multifaceted private practice. He concentrates in commercial real estate transactions, banking and mortgage law, estate planning and commercial litigation. Since his graduation from law school in December 1977, he has continued the pursuit of educational goals, receiving an MBA in 1989 and an LL.M. in Taxation in 2010. He and wife Mary Ruth are residents of Ocean Springs and enjoy boating, travel and Labrador Retrievers.

Admissions and licenses

Mississippi 1978

Texas 1989

Practice areas

Banking and Mortgage Law

Commercial Transactions

Estate PlanninglProbate

Real Estate

ACMA Fellow - American College of Mortgage Attorneys
Best Lawyers


Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott, PLLC

Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC

Exxon Exploration and Production Company

Getty Oil Company


University of Mississippi, B.A. 1970

University of Mississippi, Juris Doctor, 1977

Tulane University, M.B.A., 1989

University of Alabama, L.L.M. Taxation, 2010

Professional and civic involvement

Executive Committee, Real Estate Section, Mississippi Bar Association

Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys

Member, International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Real Estate

MidSouth Super Lawyer, Real Estate, 2007

Biloxi Rotary Club - Paul Harris Fellow

Member, St. Johnls Episcopal Church

Publications and speaking engagements

  • The Best Lawyers in America 2012 edition
    • Selected as a Best Lawyer in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law

"Alphabet Soup: Low-ProfIt Limited Liability Company (L3C)", Mississippi Business Law Reporter, Spring 2010

"15 Reasons Why Mississippi's Condominium Law Needs to be Updated", The Mississippi Lawyer,January 2007 (co-author)

"Mississippi's SAFE Act", Mississippi Mortgage Bankers Meeting, Biloxi, Mississippi, 2009

"Mississippi Condominium Law", Real Estate Section Meeting, Mississippi Bar Convention, 2008

Adjunct Professor, Business Law, University of Southern Mississippi

Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Tulane University

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