Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen

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Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen
Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen Logo
Headquarters Richmond, Virginia
No. of offices 8
No. of attorneys 23
No. of employees 127
Major practice areas Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice
Key people President, Trent S. Kerns
Date founded 1910
Founder George E. Allen, Sr.
Slogan Attorneys for Injured Persons Since 1910

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is a United States law firm based in Richmond, Virginia. Founded in 1910 in Lunenburg County, Virginia the firm now has 23 attorneys and more than 127 employees in 8 offices in Virginia. They have offices in Richmond, Chesterfield, Mechanicsville, Petersburg, Garrisonville, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville and Short Pump.


In 1910, George E. Allen, Sr., opened his first law office in Lunenburg County, Virginia. He later moved his office to Victoria, Virginia, where he also served as the youngest mayor in the town's history.

In 1931, during the Depression, George Allen moved his firm and his family to Richmond. Over the ensuing years, his three sons – George E. Allen, Jr., Ashby B. Allen, and Wilbur C. Allen – joined their father in the practice of law.

The firm's founder, who also served a term as a Virginia state senator, sought to expand the legal rights of persons injured through no fault of their own. He was a highly respected appellate lawyer who frequently argued cases before the Virginia Supreme Court and established new legal principles benefiting injured persons.[1] George Allen served as president of the Richmond Bar Association in 1959 and was the first president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

In 1965, the American College of Trial Lawyers presented him with its first Award for Courageous Advocacy as a result of his work defending a member of a minority group against unjust charges.[2] Mr. Allen also was a founder of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

During the early 1950s, Allen & Allen successfully represented injured plaintiffs in a landmark product liability case, Mahone v. Ford Motor Company, one of the earliest successful products liability cases against a U.S. automobile manufacturer. It was during this period that Allen & Allen decided to limit its practice to personal injury law.[3]

In February, 2009, Coleman Allen, Jr., a trial lawyer with the firm, was co-signer with Rodney A. Smolla for Vicki Iseman of the public statement released upon Ms. Iseman's settlement (without cash) of her defamation suit against The New York Times.[4] Ms. Iseman had sued over coverage of her part in the John McCain lobbyist controversy, during Sen. McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.[5] The statement rested much of the case on whether Ms. Iseman was a private citizen or public figure in the situation, with her lawyers arguing for her rights as a private citizen.[6]


  • Seven Attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America: Coleman Allen, Jr., Ted E. Allen, III, Edward L. Allen, Doug A. Barry, P. Chris Guedri, Jason W. Konvicka, Mic P. McConnell[7]

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  1. ^ The George E. Allen Chair in Law University of Richmond, Office of the Provost. Retrieved 16 May 2009.
  2. ^ "The American College of Trial Lawyers Award for Courageous Advocacy" Retrieved 7-02-09.
  3. ^ Pierce et al. v. Ford Motor Co. et al.mahone v. Ford Motor Co . United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit. - 190 F.2d 910 Argued June 21, 1951. Decided Aug. 10, 1951. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Libel Suit Against The Times Ends" by Richard Pérez-Peña, The New York Times, Feb. 19, 2009. Retrieved 2-22-09.
  5. ^ "Lobbyist Vicki Iseman files $27M suit against New York Times" by Paul Fletcher and Alan Cooper, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Dec. 30, 2008, via the AAA&A Web site. Retrieved 2-22-09.
  6. ^ "Statement From Iseman’s Lawyers" The New York Times, Feb. 19, 2009. Retrieved 2-22-09.
  7. ^ Best Lawyers Profile Page

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