Kathleen Smith (Llewellyn-Duncan)

Kathleen joined Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen in 2007 and works in the firm's Fredericksburg office. Her practice is focused on exclusively on personal injury cases including car accidents, pedestrian accidents and catastrophic injury cases. She is experienced in the courtroom, having represented hundreds of criminal defendants in her former position as a criminal defense attorney for Virginia's Indigent Defense Commission. This organization provides lawyers for criminal defendants who cannot afford legal representation. Kathleen also serves as an adjunct professor at Strayer University where she is designing a curriculum for a degree in Criminal Justice.

Immediately after law school, Kathleen worked for the Los Angeles Justice Center. She focused on providing affordable legal services to the local community in the areas of personal injury law, family law, and contracts. More recently she has worked as an attorney for AHC. There she handled both the negotiation of hospital liens with patients and the appeals process for hospitals looking to ensure that health care plans and insurance companies pay hospital bills they owe on behalf of patients.

Experience

  • Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2007 - present)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Strayer University (2003 - present)
  • Assistant Public Defender, Fredericksburg, VA (2005 – 2007)
  • Senior Attorney, AHC Manassas, VA (2004 - 2005)
  • Attorney, Los Angeles Justice Center (2002 – 2004)

Bar Admissions

Licensed to practice law:

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • California

Education

  • AAJ's Ultimate Trial Advocacy, Harvard Law School (2014)
  • National Trial Advocacy College, University of Virginia School of Law
  • J.D., Southwestern University School of Law (2002)
  • M.A., University of Mary Washington (1993)
  • B.S., University of Virginia (1988)

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • California State Bar
  • Fredericksburg Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 15th Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association - President, Fredericksburg Chapter
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Speaking Engagements

  • "Law Day" - Walker Grant Middle School, Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Bar Association

Community Service

  • Friend of the Board -  Rappahannock Big Brothers/Big Sisters (2011 - Present)
  • Board of Directors -  Rappahannock Big Brothers/Big Sisters (2008 - 2011)
  • Pet Orphans Fund (2002 - 2003)
  • Established Recycling Program to Benefit Habitat For Humanity

Personal

Kathleen, who lives with her husband Dennis in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is an avid animal rights advocate, and enjoys involvement in community service, gardening, and tennis in her free time.

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