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Thomas "Doug" Allen

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Allen & Ehrle, Lawyers, have represented Clients in California since 1992; Mr. Allen is the Founder and Lead Attorney of Record Clear.

He has practiced law in California for the past 23 years, and has represented clients charged with offenses ranging from possession of an open container of alcohol to first degree murder. He has extensive courtroom and trial experience and has personally litigated more than 2000 expungement cases all over the state of California.

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We now maintain two offices:

2276 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance CA 90501 Map

1650 Palma Drive, Suite 102, Ventura, CA 93003 Map

Call 800 495-2819 for a Consultation

(Our Claremont Office was closed 7-1-2009 after almost 18 years)


Lowry v. Gutierrez, 129 Cal. App. 4th 926;   LINK

Baker v. Gourley, 81 Cal. App. 4th 1167;   LINK

Jacobson v. Gourley, 83 Cal. App. 4th 1331   LINK

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  • Thank You

    Mr. Allen; Thank you very much for your advice. You are the best and kindest.
  • Awsome

    You are awesome. I just received a document from the DOJ and got a confirmation that my marijuana charges have been amended. You have been great and I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me. I will recommend you to everyone that I know that has minor charge pending against them who...
  • Bless You

    Thank you so much! Now I can move on with my life without this cloud hanging over me. I so appreciate all your help, blessings to you.
  • Thank You

    Thank you, Doug. This is one of the happiest days of my life.
  • Made My Day

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  • Job Well Done

    Thank you so much for a job well done. I got what I wanted. That was $750 well spent.
  • Appreciate

    We appreciate your diligence and thank you for the good news. This was done in record time and it is a true relief.
  • Will Recommend to Anyone

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  • Thank You

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  • Thank You

    Mr. Allen, Thank you very much for your help. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the effort you put forth on my behalf and the expediency in which it was carried out.
  • Great

    This is great! Thanks so much for ALL your help. I am very pleased I chose you to help me with this matter.
  • Great

    Hello Doug, thanks for the great news. That's the best thing that's happened to me in years.
  • Started Working

    Dear Mr. Allen, Just wanted to inform you that I have recently started working for the Fire Dept and wanted to thank you for all your help in assisting me with obtaining my criminal background information. You were correct regarding the information that was on my record, the only record that s...
  • Quick

    Thanks so much Doug for your quick response, for caring, and most of all for working to help me get this done and out of my life as much as possible.
  • Thanks!

    Thank you for doing a great job with my case and thank you for all of the extra help in sorting out the Canadian immigration issues. As I’m sure you can appreciate, I hope to never again find myself in need of criminal expungement. If any of your potential clients want to check references then I ...
  • Expedient

    Thanks for your expedient help in this matter. Exceptional response. Thanks.
  • Professional

    Thank you for your quick and professional services. I am very happy to have this completed.
  • Life Saver

    You sealed my PC 1000 record from Chula Vista Court. I wanted to thank you so very much. Within 25 days "USIS" cleared the case and it does not show on my record. This allows me to begin my search for a Union driving job. VERY NICE WORK. You guys are a life saver.... and I mean that!
  • Thank You

    I would like to thank you and your brother Attorney Mark Allen for helping me with my case. There are no words to express my gratitude for the exceptional job which you have done. I can now sleep soundly through the night. Thank you very much. God Bless you.
  • Thank You

    Got your message- words cannot express how thankful I am for your help. Again, the greatest gratitude to you and your firm.
  • Professional

    I just wanted to let you know that my Live-Scan cleared and I can now proceed with my teaching credential. Your professionalism and support really helped me get through a situation that I had put off for 15 years and truly dreaded thinking about. Once again, thank you for everything.
  • Honest and Straightforward

    Mr. Allen- Thank you. From the start of the process you were honest & straightforward with me. Even if the outcome had been unfavorable, I would still have admired your integrity. I am so thankful that I chose you as my representative in this.
  • Thank You

    My family and I would like to thank you for all of your help. About a year before I contacted you, I had contacted an attorney (former prosecutor) who wanted in excess of $5000 to attempt to get the reduction/dismissal. Attorney told me it would probably cost even more because they wanted to hire...
  • Thank you

    Hi Doug. I got your message this morning. That's great! Again, thank you for going that extra mile. You've done a lot more than we expected.
  • Thank You

    I just wanted to thank you for everything you were able to do for me and all the help you provided. After so many years, I feel like I have my life back and can move on. Thank you once again!
  • Wonderful Job

    Thank you Mr. Allen. That is great news! Thanks for doing a wonderful job. I certainly appreciate it.
  • Bless You

    This was on my mind all day yesterday -- what great news. Thank you so much. God bless you for being honest and competent long-distance and without having to meet.
  • Thank You for All Your Help

    I would like to thank you and your office for all your help. People should not have to pay the rest of their lives for mistakes made in their youth and so now I feel as though a burden has been lifted from my shoulders.
  • Thank You So Much

    Thank You so very very much for all your help. It is the best Christmas gift ever to get my good name back after all these years.
  • Grateful

    Thank you so much. I cannot tell you how grateful we are.
  • Thank You

    Thank you and your firm very much, this was a major hurdle in my life that I had to clear up, and thanks to you and your firm's professionalism you have made it happen. I can not express my appreciation enough... THANK YOU!
  • Thank you

    Doug: I picked up my concealed carry permit from Oregon today. Thanks for all of your help on this matter. After I was refused a purchase of a hand gun a few years ago, I was beginning to wonder what the FBI had on my record. Thanks to your office we were able to correct the issues and I now have...
  • Appreciate It All

    I just wanted to let you know that I got a letter from the board and they are giving me my license! I'm so excited and relieved. Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance I really appreciate it
  • Great News

    Thank you so much for the great news and the burden that you have helped to lift from my shoulders. The news was a great ending for the day.
  • Thank You

    I would like to thank you for helping me with my case. I applied to Florida Real Estate Commission and was approved to take the Florida State Exam for Real Estate Sales Associate. Last Tuesday I took the State exam and passed it. Thank you again.
  • Thank You

    Hi Doug. I got the hard copy and especially appreciated that you e-mailed me the PDF immediately. Chalk one up for the good guys; thanks for your efforts on my behalf.
  • Wonderful

    Thank you Mr. Allen, you have done a wonderful job with my case.
  • Greatly Appreciate

    My family and I thank you very much. My mother went nuts. I greatly appreciate all that you have done.
  • Great Job

    Thank you, you've done a great job. I appreciate everything you have done for me in my case. If I ever know of anyone that needs your services, you will be highly recommended.
  • Great

    That is great news Doug! It couldn't have been easier for me. I would happily recommend your services to a friend in the future...but hopefully they never need it!
  • What I Needed

    Thank you so much! This is what I needed so that I may pursue my career in health care. My family also thanks you very much. As my fiancé told me "Now the sky is the limit!" Thanks again.
  • Thank You

    Well, I've received the hard copy and I am so glad this whole mess is finally over. Thank you for all your work and time involved in getting this matter resolved. Hopefully I will never have to go through anything like this again, but if I know of anyone that does need a service like this I will ...
  • Thank You

    I just wanted to say thank you again and I am very pleased with how extremely fast and painless this process was.
  • Wonderful Job

    Thank you Mr. Allen. That is great news! Thanks for doing a wonderful job. I certainly appreciate it.
  • Thanks for Everything

    Mr Allen- Thanks for everything. I'm very excited, happy, and, finally, relieved that this mistake I made so long ago is now behind me.
  • Happy Day

    Thank you Mr. Allen, indeed this is a happy day. We are very grateful for what you have done.
  • Extra Effort

    Thank you very much! You've just made my week Mr. Allen! Thank you for putting forth the extra effort on this matter. I will never be able to tell you just how much I appreciate it.
  • Awesome

    Doug-Thank you so much for your timely, efficient, fast and AWESOME help! The gal who refused your opinion of the Law and everything else you did, didn't even come out to face me Friday when I went to get my Concealed Weapons Permit. Anyway, God Bless you!
  • Surprised

    Great news!!! Thank you very much. I was surprised how easy that was from so far away. If you ever need help convincing someone give them my name and number.
  • Excellent

    I'd like to say that the promptness in keeping me updated and answering any questions I had was excellent. I feel fortunate that I chose your firm and would recommend you to anyone!
  • Great Job

    Thank you for doing a great job with my case and thank you for all of the extra help in sorting out the Canadian immigration issues. As I'm sure you can appreciate, I hope to never again find myself in need of criminal expungement. If any of your potential clients want to check references then I ...
  • Thank you

    Thanks for taking care of this for me. Just got the hard copy Wooohooo!
  • Appreciate Your Services

    Wow. Thank you. I don't know what else to say. I appreciate your services. Thanks a million. It feels good to have this monkey off my back. Thank you again.
  • Thank You

    Doug, received the documents today. Thank you for a job well done!
  • Exceptional

    I really want to thank you for having done such an exceptional job in the legal representation that your firm rendered. I could not have been more satisfied and well served.
  • Very Grateful

    Attorney Allen -I am very grateful that I trusted your services. You really did what you said you would do and more. You updated me every time on what was going on in regards to my file. I would recommend your services to everyone that needs your help.
  • Best News

    Wow, that is the best news I have heard in quite some time. I thank you so much for your help with this venture.
  • Swift Work

    Thank you so much Doug! I appreciate the swift work you and your offices have provided for me. I can't thank you enough.
  • Thank You

    Thank you so much! Oh my gosh what a relief! You definitely just made my week/ weekend/ month/ year! Thanks again . . . I really appreciate your help with this nightmare situation!
  • Thank you

    Thank you and your staff for your excellent service. The decision to choose you and your firm was the correct one indeed.
  • Attentive

    Mr Allen: I really appreciate your attentiveness and the updates from you throughout this process. You made something that has been a source of stress for me for quite some time a thing of the past and I thank you for that.
  • Thank You Very Much

    My family and I thank you and all those at your firm for assisting me with this issue. Thank you very much. I can now get my career back on track. Rest assured if anyone I know is in need of your services your firm will be highly recommended. My deepest thanks.
  • Appreciate Everything

    Thank you Mr. Allen! I really appreciate your help. If any of my friends or family need your services, I will definitely refer them to you. You're really great at what you do and I thank you so much for your time.

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