400 Travis St., Suite 1700, Shreveport, LA 71101
Senior Attorney
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Phone: 318-221-4196
Fax: 318-221-3705

Holly Allen joined Wilkinson, Carmody & Gilliam in 2021, and is an experienced civil litigation attorney with significant corporate and regulatory experience in federal and state courts. Her litigation experience includes commercial, employment, products liability, personal injury defense and healthcare and regulatory law.

Holly was a 1991 cum laude graduate of Northeast Louisiana University, now the University of Louisiana at Monroe, with undergraduate degrees in General and Special Education. Prior to obtaining her law degree, Ms. Allen taught Special Education for the Ouachita Parish School District. She received her law degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 2005, was a Moot Court Semi-Finalist, and clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Ms. Allen has a broad legal background with almost 20 years of civil litigation and corporate experience. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. she served 5 years as General Counsel for a multi-hospital healthcare system, including the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. She also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Louisiana Department of Justice for over 7 years, where she engaged in litigation in federal and state courts. Prior to that, she served in a defense litigation practice in Baton Rouge.

Holly is licensed to practice in all Louisiana and Texas State and Federal Courts and is a member of the Shreveport, Louisiana and Federal Bar Associations. She is also a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2021

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Healthcare and Regulatory Law
  • Transportation
  • Products Liability Law


  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. – 2005
    • Moot Court Semi-Finalist
    • Clerked for the US Attorney’s Office for US Middle District of Louisiana
  • Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana), Monroe, Louisiana
    • B.A. – 1991
    • Education, cum laude
    • Special Education, cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Shreveport Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
    • Civil Law & Litigation, Corporate & Business Law, Labor Relations & Employment Law
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Clerk for U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Middle District Court
  • General Counsel for Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport
    • Assistant Attorney General, Louisiana Department of Justice