About Our Personal Injury Law Firm - Our Clients Are Our First Priority
The Allen & Allen personal injury law firm is one of the oldest, largest and most experienced plaintiff's personal injury firms in Virginia and the United States. We have six attorneys listed in the book Best Lawyers In America.
Our firm brings much more than a single lawyer to each case. In addition to our experienced attorneys, our support staff includes claims consultants, accident investigators, legal assistants and nurse consultants who are all dedicated to handling your claim.
Each member of the Allen & Allen law firm brings experience, knowledge and the skills needed to make a difference in your personal injury case. For a free consultation, call us today at 866-388-1307 or fill out our evaluation form online by clicking here.
Our attorneys have the reputation of being:
- Problem solvers
The Allen law firm has the experience to handle almost any plaintiff's personal injury claim including the following:
- Accidental death
- Airplane accidents / Aviation accidents / Plane crashes
- Animal bites
- Automobile accidents and car crashes
- Bicycle accidents
- Birth-related injuries (mother and/or child)
- Boating accidents
- Bus and school bus accidents
- Complex insurance issues
- Defective products or services
- Dog Bites
- Drunk driving accidents and injuries
- Hypoxic brain injuries
- Lead paint exposure
- Medical malpractice or negligence
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home malpractice or negligence
- Pedestrian accidents
- Personal injury
- Premises liability
- Products liability
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Serious bodily injuries
- Spinal cord injuries or paralysis
- Tractor trailer accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
"The trucking company admitted it was at fault, and the jury returned a $1 million verdict after hearing testimony that the client, a self-employed painter, had significant injuries, including damage to a knee that required its reconstruction." (Allen & Allen represented the injured party) - Richmond Times Dispatch Oct. 24, 2004
Allen & Allen's Commitment to Clients
We began helping Virginians with their personal injury legal needs 100 years ago. The Allen firm has grown in size because of its steadfast commitment to its clients. We are advocates for the injured. Our clients are our number one priority, and we care about each one.
The Allen Law Firm provides aggressive advocacy and counsel for the legal rights and interests of injured persons through a compassionate team of skilled attorneys and support staff.
Allen & Allen recognizes its responsibility to our clients, members of the firm, suppliers and the community. We are committed to maintaining the highest level of service, integrity and responsibility. Our ethical code of conduct contains a number of principles which apply to everything we do.
Allen Allen Allen & Allen recognizes that a talented and diverse workforce improves our ability to provide superior client service. We strive to create an environment in which every person's strengths and abilities are valued and utilized. We also recruit candidates with diverse backgrounds to fill our positions.
We have offices in Richmond, Chesterfield, Mechanicsville, Petersburg, Garrisonville, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville and Short Pump to serve our clients. We offer extended office hours so we can be available to clients beyond ordinary business hours.
In addition to handling cases throughout Virginia, we also serve clients in neighboring states, Washington, D.C. and nationwide.
Allen Law Firm History
The First Generation
We've been in business for over 100 years – through three generations of lawyers.
In 1910, George E. Allen opened his first law office in Lunenburg County, Virginia. He later moved his office to Victoria, Virginia, where he soon served as the youngest mayor in the town's history.
In 1931, during the Great Depression, George E. 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.
George E. Allen, Sr. developed a national reputation as an outstanding trial attorney. As, the firm's founder, he also served a term as a Virginia state senator, and was instrumental in expanding 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. George E. Allen, Sr. 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 very first Award for Courageous Advocacy as a result of his work defending a member of a minority group against unjust charges. Mr. Allen was also 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.
The Second Generation
The second generation of Allen attorneys - George E. Allen, Jr., Ashby B. Allen, and Wilbur C. Allen - built on their father's success.
George E. Allen, Jr., who died in 1990, served for 28 years in the Virginia House of Delegates where he helped enact laws that continue to safeguard the rights of injured victims today. He practiced law with Allen & Allen for more than 55 years, representing personal injury plaintiffs exclusively for more than 35 of those years.
In 1990, George E. Allen, Jr. became the first recipient of the "War Horse"award given by the Southern Trial Lawyers Association in recognition of Mr. Allen's extraordinary contributions to the trial bar.
Before joining the Allen law firm, Ashby B. Allen, now retired, served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He is a past President of the Richmond Trial Lawyers Association, and a former board member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Wilbur C. Allen, now retired, is a past President of the Allen firm. He was invited to be a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor awarded to experienced trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill as advocates. Wilbur has served as President of the Richmond Bar Association and has served on the Virginia State Bar Council.
The Allen & Allen Personal Injury Law Firm Today
One key to the Allen firm's identity over the past 100 years has been our focus on family. Today, eight Allen family members remain involved with the firm. However, other lawyers and legal professionals have joined the Allen & Allen personal injury law firm and also make a positive difference in our clients' lives.
Personal Injury Law
During the 1950s, Allen & Allen limited its practice to personal injury claims. More than 50 years later, this sole focus on personal injury law has given the firm the knowledge and expertise necessary to successfully represent our clients' best interests at every stage of the legal process.
Representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases is our business – our only business. We have no divided loyalties because we never represent insurance companies, corporations, or wrongdoers who cause personal injuries to others.
Medical Malpractice Law
In 2001, Allen & Allen established a medical malpractice section with medical malpractice attorneys devoted to representing persons injured through the negligence of doctors, hospitals, and other health care institutions/providers.
Our medical malpractice team has proven its credentials by winning many favorable jury verdicts and settlements.
Our Reputation in the Legal Community
Our legal experience both in and out of the courtroom has earned us the respect of our peers throughout Central Virginia and around the country. In fact, other Virginia lawyers have recognized our firm by voting to include six of our lawyers in the book Best Lawyers in America. Allen & Allen personal injury lawyers have been listed in this prestigious publication for more than 20 years. In addition, three of our lawyers are Board Certified as civil trial advocates by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Our firm's longstanding legal reputation rests on high ethical standards and professionalism. We give our clients honest and forthright legal advice. We're aggressive when necessary but compassionate when needed.
The Allen & Allen personal injury law firm has always been active in professional associations and our lawyers have served as founding members and officers in many of them:
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA)
- Southern Trial Lawyers Association (STLA)
- American Association for Justice (AAJ)
- International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL)
- The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLAmerica)