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William L. Allen - Bill was raised in Auburndale, Florida and graduated from Auburndale High School in 1991. Bill received is undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida (B.A. Cum Laude 1995). Following undergraduate studies, Bill obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Memphis (J.D. Magna Cum Laude 1998) where he received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in Criminal Law as well as Civil Procedure. Additionally, Bill received the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Scholastic Excellence in Civil Procedure and Criminal Law from West Publishing Corporation.

Bill was admitted to the Florida Bar and initially served as an Assistant Public Defender handling a variety of criminal litigation cases. In 2000, Bill left the public Defender’s Office and entered private practice establishing the firm of the Law Offices of Allen and Abaray, P.A. His practice focuses on defending individuals charged with criminal matters ranging from traffic offenses such as D.U.I. to drug offenses and murder. Bill prides himself taking aggressive strategies in his defense of his clients. Bill is currently a member of the Florida Bar Ethics Committee for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, the Lakeland Bar Association, and the Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Gregory P. Abaray - Gregory P. Abaray was admitted to the Florida Bar in September of 1996 after graduating with cum laude honors from Nova Southeastern law school. He was also admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1999. Greg is a member of the American Association of Justice, Polk County Trial Lawyers Association, Lakeland Bar Association, and Polk County Criminal Lawyer Association. He joined our firm in March of 2003 and handles personal injury, insurance disputes, medical malpractice, nursing home, civil litigation, and wrongful death. Not only is Greg licensed to practice in all state courts within Florida, but also in the Federal Middle District Court and the Federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Greg has been a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer since 2008, a distinction that less than 2% of Florida lawyers share. This enables Greg to hold himself as an expert in the area of civil trials, which encompasses personal injury and insurance cases. He is also a life time member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.


Tenille Jennings- Tenille Jennings has been employed with the Law Offices of Allen & Abaray, P.A. since 2004. She began working as a part-time employee during her Senior year of high school. She has since received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and is now the office manager for the firm. She has one son and spends most of her free time with him; however, she plans to pursue a Masters degree in the near future.




Zoila Lawrence- Zoi Lawrence has been with the Law Offices of Allen & Abaray, P.A. as receptionist and legal secretary since 2004. She was born in Camaguey, Cuba, moved to the United States at the age of 7 and grew up in Ybor City. Zoi moved to Lakeland, FL in 1990 along with her husband, Terry, of 35 years. They raised a daughter, a son and now are enjoying two beautiful granddaughters. Her favorite hobbies are fishing, reading, gardening and racing her Jack Russell Terriers.




Amy Shea- Amy Shea graduated from Keiser College in 2003 with an A.A. Degree in Paralegal Studies and began immediately working as a paralegal. She has been employed with the Law Offices of Allen & Abaray, P.A. since 2007, handling exclusively personal injury and civil law cases.






Kenya Crosby- Kenya Crosby graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in Mass Communications. She has been a paralegal for eighteen years, and has been employed with the Law Offices of Allen & Abaray, P.A. since 2008. She handles personal injury, civil and criminal law cases with the firm.






Janie Ziegler- Janie Ziegler has been a paralegal for forty two years. She has worked with Allen & Abaray, P.A. since 2009, handling exclusively family law cases. Janie is the Senior Family Law paralegal and is responsible for training the new paralegals.






Angela Shearer- Angela Shearer was born and raised in Polk County, FL. She has worked in the legal field since 2002 with experience in family, criminal and worker’s compensation law. She has been employed with the Law Offices of Allen & Abaray, P.A. since 2009, handling family and criminal law cases. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.





The experienced Lakeland personal injury attorneys at Allen & Abaray, P.A. aggressively pursue accident injury cases throughout the state of Florida. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, truck accident, slip and fall accident, or have suffered any type of injury because of someone else's negligence, call 1-863-669-9999 today for a free consultation.

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5835 U.S. Highway 98 South   Lakeland, Florida 33812   Toll Free: 877-669-6899   Ph: (863) 669-9999   Fax: (863) 669-0699