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Gurudev D. Allin

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Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation 100%

Biography

Gurudev (Dave) Allin has been practicing law since he graduated magna cum laude from Albany Law School in 2009.  He was ranked fifth in a class of two hundred students.  Mr. Allin's practice includes commercial and tort litigation, alternative dispute resolution and product liability litigation, as well as professional liability defense.  Mr. Allin has also volunteered to be an arbitrator for the State of Hawaii First Circuit Court's Court Annexed Arbitration Program ("CAAP").

Before joining Fukunaga Matayoshi Ching & Kon-Hererra, LLP in 2014, Mr. Allin practiced in New York State with focus on health law for nursing homes and physician contracts.  He also had a focus on real estate transactions, copyright licensing agreements and miscellaneous civil litigation including collections matters.  Mr. Allin served as a staff attorney for the nationally recognized law firm of Boies Schiller and Flexner, LLP.  In 2008, Mr. Allin was a judicial intern for the Honorable Lawrence E. Kahn in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York.  He also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Richard K. Eaton of the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York City.

In Law school, Mr. Allin was a senior editor for the Albany Law Review, worked as a teacher's assistant, teaching first year law students civil procedure and applied legal reasoning.  He also participated in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition in New York.  Mr. Allin has avocational interest in astronomy, archaeology and philosophy. 

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

Past Positions

  • Ruffo Tabora Mainello & McKay, PC, Associate Attorney, 2010 to 2012
  • Boies Schiller and Flexner, LLP, Staff Attorney and Law Clerk, 2009 to 2010

Representative Clients

  • State of Hawaii
  • NCMIC
  • Hawaiian Electric Company

Professional Associations

  • DRI, Member, 2018 to Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member, 2014 to Present
  • English

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • M.S. - 2004
    • Major: Anthropology
  • University of Florida
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Anthropology

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2009
  • New York, 2010
  • Hawaii, 2014

Honors

  • Volunteer Legal Services Hawai'i, 2017 to Present
  • First Circuit Court's Court Annexed Arbitration Program - Arbitrator, 2019 to Present