1615 M Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 467-6370
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Richmond F. Allan
- University of Montana, B.A. (with honors), 1955
- University of Montana, J.D. (with honors), 1957
- University of London, 1957-58
- District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
- Phi Kappa Phi
- Montana Law Review, 1955-57, Associate Editor, 1956-57
- Winner, Northwest Regional National Moot Court Competition, 1956
- Fulbright Scholar
- Who's Who in American Law
Following graduate studies at the University of London, Mr. Allan served as law clerk to Walter L. Pope, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In 1959, he became an associate, and later a partner, in the Firm of Kurth, Conner, Jones and Allan of Billings, Montana. Mr. Allan entered government service as Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Montana in 1961, in charge of the Billings sub- office. In 1965, he came to Washington, D.C. where he first served as trial attorney in the General Litigation Section of the Lands Division of the Department of Justice. Later that year he was appointed Associate Solicitor of the Department of the Interior, in charge of the Division of Indian Affairs. In 1968, Mr. Allan was appointed Deputy Solicitor of the Department of the Interior.
Upon leaving government service in 1969, Mr. Allan became a partner in the law firm of Weissbrodt & Weissbrodt in Washington, D.C., where he engaged extensively in the representation of Indian tribes. In 1977 he became a partner in the Washington office ofthe firm of Casey, Lane & Mittendorf of New York. He joined Duncan, Weinberg & Genzer, P.C., in May of 1979.
As Chief Assistant United States Attorney in Montana, Mr. Allan was in charge of acquiring the lands needed for several large federal projects, including the Malstrom Minute Man Missile and the Yellowtail Dam projects. He has practiced extensively in the fields of public land and Indian law and was active on behalf of the Natives of Southeast Alaska in securing adoption of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, which resolved the aboriginal claim of the Alaska Natives.
With Edward Weinberg, he co-authored the chapter "Federal Reserved Water Rights" in the publication of the American Water Works Association entitled Water Rights of the Fifty States and Territories. In January, 1991, he served as a member of the faculty for a short course on water law offered by the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
- American Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association (Past President Montana Chapter)
- State Bar of Montana
- The District of Columbia Bar