Allen L. Stidger, Esq.
After graduating from Texas Tech University in 1975, Mr. Stidger spent six years in the Army as a Military Intelligence officer and was trained as a Foreign Counterintelligence investigator. After serving overseas in an intelligence unit Mr. Stidger was trained as an Army Paratrooper, Ranger and Special Forces Officer. Mr. Stidger achieved the rank of Captain and commanded an Army and Special Forces Alpha Detachment in 5th Special Forces Group.
Upon completion of active duty military service Mr. Stidger attended Texas Tech School of law, graduated in 1984 and was admitted to the State Texas Bar Association. Mr. Stidger is currently a member of The College of the State Bar of Texas and in 2010 received the Steven Condos Award as one of the best trained attorneys in Texas.
After law school Mr. Stidger became an FBI Special Agent and served in the Denver, Miami, and Dallas Field Offices of the FBI. Over his 22 year career Mr. Stidger’s investigative assignments in the FBI included narcotics, organized crime, international frauds, financial investigations, money laundering, weapons violations, violent crime, international terrorism and terrorism finance. While in the FBI Mr. Stidger worked with investigators from different branches of government and the private sector and participated in joint agency task forces investigating narcotics, money laundering, organized crime, violent crime, and terrorism. Mr. Stidger twice served as an Assistant Legal Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt and has traveled extensively in the Middle East.
Upon retirement from the FBI Mr. Stidger became a Department of Defense investigator for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Office (JIEDDO) and in 2006 was embedded with an Army brigade in Iraq. During the “Surge” of 2007, Mr. Stidger collected physical and biometric evidence, analyzed insurgent activity, responded to scenes of major explosions and presented evidence against terrorists in the Central Criminal Court of Iraq. In 2008, Mr. Stidger returned to Iraq as an investigator for the Department of State as a member of an investigative unit investigating shooting incidents and other criminal acts committed by government contractors.
Upon returning from Iraq at the end of 2008, Mr. Stidger formed ALSI Inc., dba ALS Investigations, which specializes in Litigation Support and Business Torts. Mr. Stidger also has a Consumer Advocacy law practice which is focused on litigation of consumer and commercial matters, and in particular Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) violations.