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 32
No. of employees 136
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
Website www.allenandallen.com

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 32 attorneys and more than 130 staff employees in 8 offices in Virginia. They have offices in Richmond, Chesterfield, Mechanicsville, Petersburg, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville and Short Pump.

History[edit]

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]

Recognition[edit]

Charles L. Allen

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Edward L. Allen

  • Best Lawyers in America (2010–Present)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers (2011–Present)
  • Past-President, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Board of Governors, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2000–Present)
  • Member, Nominating Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2013–Present)
  • Faculty member, Virginia College of Trial Advocacy
  • Member, Board of Governors, Southern Trial Lawyers Association

R. Clayton Allen

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Former Chairman, Young Lawyers Section, Richmond Bar Association
  • Founding Member, National Civil Justice Foundation

W. Coleman Allen Jr.

  • Best Lawyers in America ( 1995–Present)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers (2006 - 2013, 2015–Present)
  • Leaders in the Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2009)
  • The Professor W. McKinley Smiley, Jr. Lighthouse Award Winner (2008)
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in Richmond, Richmond Magazine (1999)
  • Former President, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (1996 - 1997)
  • Past Chairman of Continuing Legal Education for lawyers, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Founding Fellow and former President, Southern Trial Lawyers Association (1999 - 2000)
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Named by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia to mandatory professional ethics program faculty (1992 - 1995)
  • Member, Boyd-Graves Conference Recipient, Patrick Henry Award for steadfast devotion to the just and sound government of the commonwealth
  • Faculty, Masters of Advocacy Seminar, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

John G. "Jack" Berry

  • Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course Faculty Member (2008 - 2010)
  • Board Member, Virginia Law Foundation (2002 - 2005)
  • Virginia State Bar Council, 16th Judicial Circuit (2000 - 2006)
  • 7th District Ethics Committee, Virginia State Bar (1999 - 2005)
    • Vice Chairman (2001 - 2002)
    • Chairman (2002 - 2003)

P. Christopher Guedri

  • "Lawyer of the Year" Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs in Richmond, VA by Best Lawyers in America (2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America (1995–Present)
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2008)
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Virginia Super Lawyers (2006–Present)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers: Top 50 (2006 - 2008)
  • Legal Elite Best Lawyers in Virginia, Virginia Business Magazine (2005, 2008, 2015)
  • Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Member, University of Richmond Law School, Law Review (1978-1979)
  • Member, Editorial Board, University of Richmond Law School, Law Review, and recipient of the Outstanding Editor Award

Paul D. Hux

  • Virginia Super Lawyers (Top 5% of Virginia Attorneys) (2010–Present)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Virginia, The National Trial Lawyers Association

Trent S. Kerns

  • Past - President, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Inn of Court
  • Past - President, Young Lawyers Section, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (1988)

Jason W. Konvicka

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (2009–Present)
  • Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers (Top 5% of Virginia Attorneys) (2006–Present)
  • Top 10: (2016)
  • Top 50: Richmond Super Lawyers (2014–Present)
  • Top 100: Virginia Super Lawyers (2014–Present)
  • Williamsburg Society Member - Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy (2006–Present)
  • Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy (2012–Present)
  • Vice President, Board of Governors, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2014–Present)
  • Treasurer, Board of Governors, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2013 - 2014)
  • Governor-at-Large, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2005-2012)
  • Former Chair, CLE Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former Chair, Young Trial Lawyers Section, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2003 -2004)
  • Recipient, Robert Bonsignore Public Service Award for the development of "The Road to Justice" educational video program
  • Executive Editor, University of Richmond's Law Review (1994)

Malcolm P. "Mic" McConnell

  • "Lawyer of the Year" Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs in Richmond, VA by Best Lawyers in America (2015)
  • Williamsburg Society Member - Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2015)
  • "Lawyer of the Year" Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs in Richmond, VA by Best Lawyers in America (2013)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2007–Present)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers (Top 5% of Virginia Attorneys) (2006–Present)
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • "Top Medical Malpractice Lawyer," Richmond Magazine (1999)
  • Speaker / Lecturer, medical malpractice, insurance risk management and trial advocacy skills

Courtney Allen Van Winkle

  • Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers (Top 5% of Virginia Attorneys) (2015–present)

David M. Williams Jr.

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Treasurer, Fredericksburg Area Bar Association (2013)
  • Board of Governors, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2010-2011)
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Piedmont Bar Association (1994-1996)
  • Trial Team Member, National Trial Competition, Mississippi College School of Law (1993)
  • American Jurisprudence Award – Domestic Relations, Mississippi College School of Law

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The George E. Allen Chair in Law Archived 2009-06-08 at the Wayback Machine. 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.

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