Allan is one of the finest appellate lawyers I have known. In consultation he is calm, deeply knowledgeable and very insightful. His written material is persuasive, thorough and conversational. In court he is at his best: a remarkable orator who is as focused on the content of his argument as he is on the subtleties of how he presents it. Most importantly, I know Allan to be a very conscientious and ethical practitioner. I have relied on his talents and advice in the past and will do so in the future.