Capell & Howard P.C. Attorneys At Law Montgomery & Auburn/Opelika, AL

W. Allen Sheehan


(334) 241-8049


Allen Sheehan specializes in complex litigation matters for individual and business clients in both state and federal courts. He has a diverse range of practice areas including civil rights, construction, custody and divorce, probate, labor and employment, wills and trusts, LLC disputes and tax litigation. Allen has experience representing state agencies, small businesses and corporate clients. He is also able to defend criminal matters in municipal and district courts including traffic violations, DUI and city ordinance violations.

Allen joined Capell & Howard in 2007 and began managing the Auburn Division in 2021 to help promote the future growth of the firm in Lee County. As a litigator, Allen handles complex civil and criminal matters for individuals and corporate clients in federal, state and municipal courts throughout Alabama. Allen also represents clients in administrative law cases, probate matters and domestic relations. Having trained as a lawyer in mediation and domestic mediation at the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, Allen is registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster.

Allen is a 2007 graduate of Cumberland School of Law and a 2004 graduate of Rhodes College. He is an active member in both Montgomery and Lee County professional communities. Allen is a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and serves as the attorney for Easterseals Alabama. He is married to Elizabeth Utley of Greenville, Alabama, and they have two sons, Ford and Webb, and a daughter, Vivian. Allen enjoys coaching little league, college baseball and craft beer.


J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 2007

B.A., Rhodes College, 2004

Mediation Training, 2023

Domestic Mediation Training, 2023

Bar Admissions

Alabama, 2007

Admitted To Practice

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

Honors and Awards

The Best Lawyers in America® – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Insurance

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating Award

Cumberland Scholar of Merit for Evidence

Cumberland Dean’s List (Fall 2004 through Spring 2007)

Four Year Letterman in Football at Rhodes College

Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities

Montgomery County Bar Association
Board of Directors (2015-21); The Docket, Editor (2017-20)
Young Lawyers Section, President (2012-14); Vice President (2010-12)

Federal Bar Association – Montgomery Chapter
President (2017); Vice President (2016, 2019);
Current Board Member (2014-22); Member (2014 – present)

Alabama State Bar
Leadership Forum Class 13 (2017)
Construction Law Section, Executive Council Member (2018)

Montgomery County Volunteer Lawyers Program
Board of Directors (2014); Member (2012-20)

Hugh Maddox American Inn of Court
Barrister; Member (2012-20)

Kiwanis Club of Montgomery
Board of Directors (2013-15); Member (2011-20)

Boy Scouts of America
Friends of Scouting Fundraising Campaign; Chairman (2016)
Eagle Scout (1997)

Ascension Day School
Board of Directors (2017-20)

Contact Information

3120 Frederick Road, Suite B
Opelika, Alabama 36801

150 South Perry Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

p: (334) 241-8049

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Legal Assistant

Julie Davis

p: (334) 241-8082

f: (334) 323-8888


Trudi Letchworth

p: (334) 241-8087

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