Allen Vaught has over 25 years of experience as an attorney. During that time, he has represented thousands of clients in employment law cases. Allen's awards and recognitions as an attorney include:
Allen is licensed to practice law in Texas and Mississippi and is admitted to practice in the following federal courts:
Allen's published articles include:
Allen graduated from Baylor University in 1995 with a BBA in accounting and earned his law degree in 1997 from the South Texas College of Law.
Allen is a member of the Texas Employment Lawyers Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association.
United States Army
Allen served as a U.S. Army captain in Iraq from April 2003 until March 2004 and led the first U.S. Army Civil Affairs/PSYOPS team to enter Fallujah. After eventually being transferred to Sadr City, Vaught was injured by an IED and, as a result, later honorably discharged. Allen's military awards include the:
Texas House of Representatives
After returning from Iraq, Allen was elected to the Texas House of Representatives (TX HD 107). He served as the vice chairperson of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee and vice chairperson of the Defense and Veterans' Affairs Committee. Allen's legislative awards from non-partisan groups include the:
Dallas Police and Fire Pension System
Allen was appointed by Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson to serve as a trustee on the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System Board in 2019 where he served until 2021. The DPFP is an independently governed component unit of the City of Dallas and serves to provide retirement, death and disability benefits to police officers and firefighters employed by the City.
Dallas Veteran Affairs Commission
In 2021, Dallas was one of the first cities to start a veterans commission at the municipal level. Allen was unanimously approved by the Dallas City Council, as Mayor Eric Johnson's nominee, to serve as the chairperson of the newly formed Dallas Veteran Affairs Commission, where he served until late 2022. The goal of the commission was to identify and address veteran needs at the local government level with an emphasis on healthcare, jobs, and homes.