George Edward Allen III (Of Counsel)


Best Lawyers Award BadgeTed is a formidable adversary, whose wealth of experience and talent has enabled him to score many victories for his clients both through settlement and at trial in a variety of personal injury cases including brain injury, wrongful death, truck accidents and car accidents. He has litigated a broad range of matters in the area of personal injury law, in both state and federal court and is known for his practicality and ability to find creative solutions to his clients' legal problems. 

Ted is among the outstanding trial lawyers in the state of Virginia. He has been recognized in the book Best Lawyers In America since 1987 and has been elected to Fellowship in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a highly selective honorary legal organization.

A leader of the organized bar, Ted served as President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association in 1993-94 and is a former chair of the Tort Law Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Within the Allen law firm, he is known for his tremendous appetite for work. Ted's responsibilities as attorney and partner at Allen & Allen have included personal injury litigation, products liability litigation, medical malpractice litigation, and law firm management.

In 1980, Ted became the first member of the Virginia State Bar to be board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has also served as a faculty member for the course on Professionalism given to new Bar members.

NBLSC Member Website MedallionTed has won major cases, some of which involved litigation of novel issues on the cutting edge of tort law. Among them are a medical malpractice case against a psychiatrist who had sexual relations with an adolescent patient and a products liability case against the manufacturer of a washing machine for a young woman who lost her hand when the washing machine malfunctioned. Ted also won a groundbreaking products liability case that extended the time limitation in Virginia within which a plaintiff can sue the manufacturer of asbestos-containing insulation products because the ill effects of exposure to asbestos may not become manifest for many years.

Ted enjoys working with the talented and professional team at Allen & Allen. His particular passions are ensuring victims' rights and safety, and improving accident prevention. Ted joined the firm in 1973 after his law school graduation. He served as President of the Allen law firm from 1990 to 1999.

Experience

  • Of Counsel, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2015 - Present)
  • Trial Lawyer and Partner, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (1973-2014)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Virginia

Education

  • B.A. University of Virginia (1970)
  • J.D. University of Virginia School of Law (1973)

Honors

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America (1987 to Present)
  • President, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (1993-1994)
  • Board of Governors, American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) (1981-1990)
  • Chair, Tort Law Section, American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) (1986-1987)
  • Member, Boyd-Graves Conference
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Master, John Marshall Inn of Court, President (1996-1997)
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Trustee, VTLPAC
  • Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • American Association for Justice
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Board of Directors, Melvin Belli Society
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Community Service

  • Deacon and Trustee, First Baptist Church, Richmond
  • Former member, Board of Associates, University of Richmond
  • Board of Directors, John Marshall Foundation

Personal

When on vacation, Ted enjoys traveling through the American West. He and his wife, Anne Cary, reside in Richmond, Virginia and have one daughter and two sons.

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