Carla M. Allen


Carla Allen operates at the intersection of residential real estate and finance, helping MDK’s clients effectively navigate today's foreclosure processes.

Carla Allen is a dedicated Attorney at MDK, based in Columbus, Ohio, specializing in default litigation. Since joining MDK’s attorney cohort in 2022, Carla has built a reputation for her exceptional communication skills and ability to deliver positive outcomes for her clients. She manages a diverse caseload of residential mortgage foreclosure cases, overseeing each legal process from inception to resolution. Carla's responsibilities include meticulously reviewing pleadings, collaborating with clients and opposing counsel, and skillfully negotiating settlements. She is a proud member of the Ohio State Bar Association and is committed to providing top-notch legal service while upholding MDK's reputation for excellence.

Carla's legal journey began in 2009 at MDK, where her inquisitive nature and collaborative spirit quickly propelled her through various roles, including client reporting team lead, bankruptcy paralegal, and legal assistant in the foreclosure defense department. Following that, Carla expanded her expertise in foreclosure operations, litigation, and third-party oversight at a Fortune 500 financial institution, further honing her skills and knowledge in the legal field. " In 2019, Carla earned a Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School, further solidifying her commitment to the legal profession and preparing her for her role as an attorney at MDK.

Driven by her passion for applying the law to real-world situations, Carla is known for her friendly and cooperative demeanor. She is deeply motivated by the impact her work has on her clients, always striving to provide the best possible outcome for them. Carla attributes much of her success to the mentorship and guidance she has received from her colleagues at MDK, underscoring the importance of collaboration and support within the firm.

Carla wholeheartedly embraces MDK's mission, recognizing the need for creative thinking to achieve optimal results for clients. She aligns closely with the firm's values of engagement, respect, and collaboration, which guide her approach to every case. Outside of work, Carla finds joy in running and cherishes spending quality time with her husband and two sons.

* Please note that
Carla M. Allen
is not an attorney.

Capital University Law School, J.D., 2019
Capital University Law School, Paralegal Certificate, 2011
Ohio State University, B.A., 2009

Related Experience

Foreclosure Prosecution Legal and Regulatory Requirements Title and Closing

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Ohio, 2021

Title Agent Licensure

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