Demetrice Allen
We are deeply saddened over of the sudden passing of NELC member Demetrice Allen. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Demetrice completed his undergraduate studies at University of Wisconsin –Whitewater before moving to Columbus, Ohio and receiving his juris doctorate from The Ohio State Moritz College of Law.
Demetrice joined the Columbus, Ohio office of Ice Miller LLP before moving to Orlando, Florida where joined Littler. Demetrice will be remembered as upbeat, outgoing, selfless, and warm.
He served as a mentor to several Ice Miller's summer associates, he was empathetic, a great listener and friend. Demetrice often put the needs of others before himself often being the first to lend a hand when needed. Demetrice formed real connections with those who knew him and would not let the passage of time or distance deter him staying in touch.
Heather Adams, a friend and colleague at Ice Miller recalls: "Demetrice was an avid NBA fan.  His conversations regarding the LeBron James/Kevin Durant rivalry were epic.  What we will remember most about Demetrice is that he wanted everyone to win.  Even though he was navigating his own professional career, he was just as excited about others succeeding as he was for himself.  That’s just who he was. We will miss him a lot."
R’iele Sims, Associate at Ice Miller, recalls the following about Demetrice: "Demetrice and I were two peas in a pod at Ice Miller LLP. We met during our time as summer associates and, together, we learned how to be associate attorneys. Demetrice was a true planner and a visionary. Anyone who knew him knows that he always worked hard to be the best version of himself; gaining more and more accolades and professional successes each year. "
"He was resilient, kind and the definition of a servant leader. He always made time to advise, motivate, and otherwise support others.  I will truly miss our long discussions regarding our personal and professional goals. I’ll always remember him as my stylish, smooth, music-loving, fellow-Midwesterner “brother from another” that never let me feel sad or alone. While he may be physically gone, his impact on those who were lucky enough to have him in their lives will be forever."
Our thoughts and prayers are also with his family during this difficult time. May they find the strength to overcome this tragic loss.