Allen Smith was born in the Greenport Hospital (there was no hospital in Riverhead) on June 18, 1943. He has lived in Riverhead all his life. He attended Riverhead High School, Hobart College and Syracuse University College of Law. Upon graduation from Law School, Allen practiced law in Riverhead and acted as an Assistant District Attorney in the Five East End Towns. In 1974 he was appointed as the Town Attorney for the Town of Riverhead.
In 1975 he was elected Riverhead Town Supervisor. He served in that office from 1976 through 1980. In 1981 Allen joined the Suffolk County Attorneys Office. During his service for the County, he served as Deputy County Attorney and Personnel Director. Since 1985 Allen has practiced law in Riverhead. In the fall of 2000, Allen was appointed as Riverhead Town Justice upon the death of Town Justice Henry Saxtein. He has served as Town Justice since having been elected in 2000 and 2004. Allen has been designated as a Drug Court Judge and serves in the East End Regional Intervention Court. Allen is currently a candidate for election as Town Justice on November 4, 2008.
Allen has three grown sons from a previous marriage: Dakota, Jacob and David. Jan and Allen live in Aquebogue on the Peconic Bay. He enjoys the water including, sailing, rowing and just watching the sunrise over Peconic Bay.
Allen is a thirty year member of the Red Bird Hook and Ladder Company and is currently serving as Second Lieutenant. He is a member of the Riverhead Rotary Club. He has served on the Riverhead School Board. He has been President of Co-Operative Extension Suffolk County and the Nassau-Suffolk American Lung Association. He is a Past Master of Riverhead Lodge F and AM. Allen presently serves as President of the Suffolk County Magistrates Association.
“It has been my pleasure and privilege to serve the People of the Town of Riverhead as your Town Justice. I enjoy this job thoroughly. Every day presents new challenges and opportunities. I promise that I will work hard to the best of my abilities, to serve the People of the Town of Riverhead.”