5401 W. Kennedy Blvd
Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: 813-468-2341

John Allman

Private Investigator

John W. Allman is a licensed Private Investigator in Florida. John, a longtime former investigative reporter, graduated from Emory & Henry College in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and English.

John has known Kevin Kalwary for more than 10 years and he has worked on a part-time basis as a Private Investigator for Kalwary Investigations and Consulting since 2010. He is skilled in a variety of casework from criminal defense and civil litigation to federal false claims and class action. John joined the agency full-time in April 2014.

Prior to becoming a licensed investigator, John spent 17 years a reporter for major metropolitan newspapers in five states from Alabama to Arizona. He is an award-winning investigative reporter, having received several notable, national journalism accolades, including the George Polk, National Headliners, Roy W. Howard and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi honor for excellence in investigative and public service reporting.

During his newspaper career, John was responsible for exposing fraud and corruption at the highest ranks of government, law enforcement and the nonprofit sector. In particular, his forte was investigating churches and nonprofit charities that were taking advantage of the very people they pledged to serve. His integrity and fairness as a reporter distinguished him among his peers.

John used his journalism skills to transition in 2009 to legal investigations, becoming the Chief Investigator for prominent Tampa, FL defense attorney Barry A. Cohen. Most recently, he spent four years as an in-house investigator for James Hoyer Newcomer & Smiljanich P.A., handling Qui Tam and class action investigations.

John is a skilled interviewer and a meticulous researcher. He is adept at getting people to talk about sensitive issues that they otherwise might not discuss. He has extensive experience analyzing complex financial documents, identifying hidden corporate assets and finding the proverbial needle when rooting through a mountain of paperwork.