Allen K. Hutkin
After working as an associate with a Central Coast business law firm from 1989 through 1991, Allen K. Hutkin opened his own law firm in September of 1991 and developed a successful and diverse practice, emphasizing employment, real estate, and business law. He has represented property management companies and property owners as part of his real estate litigation practice for over thirty years.
He has represented employees in employment cases since 1993. He has represented thousands of employees as well as litigated numerous wage and hour class actions.
He has tried over a hundred court and jury trials on the Central Coast, achieving verdicts, judgments, and settlements which total more than thirty million dollars in plaintiffs' employment cases. He tried the first disability discrimination case and co-tried the first wage and hour class action case in San Luis Obispo’s history.
He has been Plaintiffs’ counsel in a number of cutting edge cases in state and federal courts that were featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, ABC Nightline, BBC, California Lawyer, the Daily Journal such as Cole v. CDF, and numerous Central Coast publications like KSBY and the San Luis Obispo Tribune such as the Talamantes v. Grand View. For many years, he hosted a legal issues segment on the KCBX public radio program called Central Coast Forum.
Mr. Hutkin received his bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in 1985. While in college, he drove a double-decker bus and gave guided tours of the world famous San Diego Zoo. After college he worked as a lobbyist with the Washington, D.C. firm of Manatos and Manatos, Inc. In 1989, he graduated cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law. At Pepperdine, he was a Brock Scholar, a member of the Moot Court Honor Board, and wrote a law review article titled “Resolving the Medical Malpractice Crisis” which was published in the Journal of Law and Health. Since publication in 1989, the article has been cited 24 times by law review articles, books, magazines, and newspapers.
Mr. Hutkin regularly lectures to various groups on a variety of legal topics. He is a longtime member of the California Employment Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association and San Luis Obispo County Bar.