Julian was born and raised in Georgia. At the age of two, his father died in a car crash, leaving his mother to raise him. This background provides a genuine understanding that tragedy can strike at any time. His mother was also a registered nurse. She worked hard balancing both home and work. This hard work led Julian to start working at Chick-Fil-A at the age of 15, and he continued to work throughout high school, college and law school.
Julian is a 2004 graduate of the University of Georgia with honors and after spending time in Charleston, he knew he wanted to be a lawyer in the Lowcountry because of the people, history, and water. Julian graduated from University of South Carolina in 2007 and worked for a large litigation firm, where he gained experience trying cases in the courtroom on behalf of insurance companies and large corporations. While he appreciated the experience in front of judges and juries, he always knew that his passion was fighting for those people who needed an advocate. In 2015, Julian opened Allen Law. The firm focuses on helping people.
Julian and his wife Laura have two daughters (Emmylou and Virginia). When not in the courtroom or office, Julian spends his time with his family in the outdoors. He is a Super Lawyers Rising Star, Martindale Hubbell AV rated, a member of the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, and South Carolina Association for Justice. In the community, Julian coaches a local high school mock trial team and serves on the Board of a school.
University of South Carolina School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor, 2007
University of Georgia
BA - Bachelor of Arts, 2004
Awards and Memberships
SuperLawyers® Rising Star
In 2013 and 2014, Julian was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star. That distinction is awarded to lawyers who have been practicing less than ten years. This honor is reserved for less than 2.5% of South Carolina’s Bar.
Martindale Hubbell Preeminent
Julian also holds the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest peer rating standard. This is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Established in 1993, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 5000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Julian is a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, which is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.
South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ)
Julian takes pride in being a member of The South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ). The SCAJ was founded over 50 years ago by a small group of trial lawyers and has grown into a statewide organization with over 1,200 members. Their mission is to to protect the rights of the individual; to seek justice through open and fair courtrooms; to resist unjust laws; to support policies that hold wrongdoers accountable; to strengthen the justice system through education and action; and to uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in the legal profession.