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Meet Gary W. Allen

Gary W. Allen

Senior Associate Attorney & Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law

Mr. Allen received his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Los Angeles in 1991. He went on to complete his Masters studies and received his degree in Public Administration from California State University Northridge in 1996. He then continued his studies and obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1998 from the Southwestern University School of Law.

Attorney Gary W. Allen

He received his Certificate of Specialization in Workers' Compensation from the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California in 2008. Throughout his career, he has routinely appeared before nearly every Workers' Compensation Appeals Board office throughout the State of California, familiarizing himself with the practices, procedures, and locally applied rules of each individual board. He further lends his expertise in analyzing and conducting in-house permanent disability ratings, utilizing both the new and old rating schedules, as each individual situation warrants.

Prior to dedicating his career to the area of workers' compensation, Mr. Allen practiced law as a prosecutor and has an extensive background in law enforcement.

As a Senior Associate Attorney, joining the firm in 2000, Mr. Allen often mentors Junior Attorneys and provides educational assistance to our clientele and legal staff in several key legal fields, including the oftentimes highly complex area of permanent disability ratings.


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
    • Juris Doctorate, 1998
  • California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA
    • Masters, Public Administration 1996
  • California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    • Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, 1991

Professional Affiliations

  • Recognized as a Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California, 2008
  • State Bar of California, 1999
  • American Bar Association, 1999undefined


  • Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, Ventura, California
    • Extra-Help Deputy District Attorney, June 1999 – September 1999
  • Law Offices of F. Glen Olives, San Gabriel, California
    • Law Clerk, February 1999 – June 1999
  • Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles, California
    • Volunteer Law Clerk, Police Litigation Unit, November 1998
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles, California
    • State Bar Certified Law Clerk, March - May 1998

A Firm You
Can Rely On

  • 19 Years of Experience in the Santa Clarita Valley in Your Corner
  • Attorneys Allen and Bridgeford Are Certified Workers' Compensation Specialists by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California
  • Open Lines of Communication and Direct Attention from Our Dedicated Attorneys
  • Personalized Legal Care Where We Treat All Clients Like Family
  • We Take the Time to Listen to Your Needs During a Confidential Initial Assessment

Client Testimonials

  • He is without a doubt the finest work comp attorney in So. CA

    ““I had the good fortune to choose Mr. Bridgeford to handle my work comp case...Not only is he an EXTREMELY skilled lawyer who prevented the insurance company from doing various nasty things to me, but his caring, legal expertise & wonderful staff prevented all of it from happening and the outcome of the case was better than I ever could have hoped for...He is without a doubt the finest work comp attorney in So. CA and if you need a great one, then he's DEFINITELY the right man with the right staff for the job...Despite this being a very complex case with 4.5 years of litigation, they were always very attentive to my needs and most definitely saw that justice was done...I have heard many stories of work comp clients getting screwed over and Mark made sure that that did not happen in my case...You will not regret choosing him...I will be eternally grateful to Mark and the entire staff of Bridgeford Law...””

    David F.

  • They made me feel like a person rather than a number.

    “Very nice, and made me feel like a person rather than a number. Thanks!”

    William Mount

  • I am eternally in your debt. Again, thank you.

    “You have lightened my stress level considerably due to your legal expertise; and the fact that you genuinely care about me as a person, not just a client. I am quite certain that ALL of your clients receive the same level of quality.”


  • I would recommend Mark and his staff to anyone in need.

    “I was referred to Mark by a friend and after our consultation, I knew he had my best interest in mind. He fought for me and we were awarded a more than fair settlement. I would recommend Mark and his staff to anyone in need. A very good group of people”

    Mason U.

  • Very pleased with this Law Office

    “Very pleased with this Law Office for Workmans Comp representation. Work hard and not a dime out of pocket. Would highly recommend”

    Joel C.

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