Allen Brown was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee as a 6th generation Nashvillian. He graduated from The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee and went on to graduate from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy. After college, he worked several years at various insurance companies as a workers' compensation claims adjuster. He also worked as a licensed property and casualty commercial insurance agent. He became a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 listed mediator in 2004. He went on to work at the Tennessee Department of Labor, Workers' Compensation Division (DOL) as a mediator and arbitrator where he mediated close to a thousand (1,000) cases and ruled on over three hundred (300). While at the DOL, he attended the Nashville School of Law, graduating in 2007. He obtained his license to practice law in Tennessee in 2008. As an attorney with the State of Tennessee, he was promoted to the appeals division of the Tennessee Department of Labor, Workers' Compensation Division where he ruled on over eight hundred (800) appealed workers compensation cases. As an appellate hearing officer, Allen became a member of the National Association of Hearing Officials (NAHO), an association of administrative law judges and hearing officials throughout the United States. While a member of NAHO, Allen was awarded a scholarship to attend the National Judicial College, the preeminent school for judges and hearing officials located in Reno, Nevada.