University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Arts, 1951. Juris Doctor, 1955). Order of the Coif. Phi Delta Phi. Editor-in-Chief, 1954 and Article and Book Review Editor, 1953, Oklahoma Law Review.
Adjunct Professor of Law: in Insurance, Oklahoma City University, 1985. In Agency, University of Oklahoma, 1989.
Associate Abernathy & Abernathy, Shawnee, Oklahoma, 1955. Law clerk to judge 10th United States Court Appeals, Denver, 1956. To judge Western District Oklahoma, 1956-1957.
Assistant insurance commissioner, general counsel Oklahoma Insurance Department, 1957-1963. Partner firm Quinlan, Allen & Batchelor, Oklahoma City, 1963-1965, DeBois & Allen, 1965-1966. Counsel American Telephone & Telegraph Company, Washington, 1966-1967.
General attorney Southwestern Bell Telephone Сompany, Oklahoma, 1967-1979. Vice president, general counsel Illinois Bell Telephone Сompany, Chicago, 1979-1983. Solo practice law Chicago and Oklahoma City, since 1983.
Municipal counselor Oklahoma City, 1984-1989. Of counsel Hartzog, Conger & Cason, 1983-1990, Kimball, Wilson, Walker and Ferguson, 1990-1993, Berry & Durland, 1993-1994, Durland & Durland, 1994-1996, White, Coffey, Galt & Fite, Professional Corporation, 1996-1997, Phillips, McFall, McCaffrey, McVay & Murrah, Professional Corporation, 1997-2000. Assistant general counsel Oklahoma Corporation Commission Public Utilities Division, 2000—2004, Roberrt D. Allen PC, since 2004.
Special counsel Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, 1990-1994, City of Altus, Oklahoma, 1990-1995. Member Governor's Ad Valorem Tax Structure and School Finance Commission, 1972. Board directors Taxpayers Federation Illinois, 1980-1983.
Advisory board directors Center American and International Law., since 1985. Research fellow Center American and International Law, since 1994. Adjunct professor insurance law Oklahoma City University College Law, since 1985, agency and partnership law, University Oklahoma College Law, since 1989.
Oklahoma State chairman National Institute Municipal Law Officers, 1984-1989. Appointed member Legis Task Force on Oklahoma Administrative Code, 1987. Founding member University Oklahoma Associates, 1980.
Board directors Oklahoma County Legal Aid Society, since 1973. Trustee Oklahoma City Riverfront Redevelopment Authority, 1997-2003. Director Oklahoma City Town Hall, since 2006.
With United States Army, 1946-1948, 1st lieutenant, 51-53. Lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve. Fellow American Bar Foundation, Oklahoma Bar Foundation (charter benefactor).
Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association (vice president Oklahoma chapter since 1977), Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma County Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Oklahoma Association Municipal Attorneys (board directors 1984-1989), English Speaking Union (director since 2001), Order of Coif, Chicago Club, Lions Club of Oklahoma City (Melvin Jones fellow), The Economics Club of Oklahoma, Men's Dinner Club, Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon (director).
Married Mary Latimer Conner, May 18, 1957. Children: Scott, Randy, Blake.