Virginia Super Lawyers 2010 List Includes Six Attorneys from Allen & Allen


Friday, July 30, 2010

Among the 2010 Virginia's Super Lawyers, are six personal injury attorneys from Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen: George E. Allen, III, W. Coleman Allen, Jr., Douglas A. Barry, Paul D. Hux, Jason, W. Konvicka and Malcolm P. McConnell.  Richmond Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine released Virginia Super Lawyers on June 23, 2010. Only 5% of lawyers in the state of Virginia are named Super Lawyers.

Virginia Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Research, polling and selection are performed by Law & Politics Magazine, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc. Law & Politics established the Super Lawyers listings in 1991. Super Lawyers can be found online at superlawyers.com, where the lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.

Mr. George E. Allen, III's significant achievements in the personal injury field include a groundbreaking extension of the Virginia statute of limitations in an asbestos related products liability wrongful death case. Over the years, he has handled numerous wrongful death, medical malpractice, and other catastrophic injury cases. Mr. Allen has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubble and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1987. He is a former president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has served on the Board of the American Association for Justice and is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. W. Coleman Allen, Jr. has gained a national reputation as an effective advocate who has successfully handled diverse types of litigation including products liability, aviation, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, and class action lawsuits at both the appellate and trial level. He has served as president for the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1995.  In 2008, The Southern Trial Lawyers Association presented Coleman with the Lighthouse Award which is given annually to America's most outstanding lawyer in the field of academics, legal scholarship and advocacy teaching and training.

Mr. Douglas A. Barry currently serves as the president of the Allen Law Firm. Early in his career he served as Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Richmond. Thereafter, he served as Special Agent for the FBI until he returned to legal practice as Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney for Hanover County. He then joined Allen & Allen, bringing with him extensive legal experience handling complex automobile, medical malpractice, and products liability cases. Mr. Barry is a former president of the Hanover County Bar Association and currently serves on the National Advisory Board for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. Virginia Lawyers Weekly lists his settlements among the top 25 in 2008. In 2010 Doug was included in the publication Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Paul D. Hux is armed with a broad range of experience in personal injury cases and jury trials. He has obtained impressive trial results and is willing to go to trial rather than take an offer he does not believe is fair to his client. As managing trial attorney for the Petersburg, Virginia, office, Paul specializes in cases involving car accidents, truck accidents and premises liability. With a strong work ethic, he is dedicated to meeting the needs of every client.  Paul was recognized by the Allen & Allen law firm with the "Fireman Award" in 2003 for his extraordinary willingness to help and assist his colleagues at the firm.

Mr. Jason W. Konvicka is a member of the Allen & Allen's medical malpractice team. He also represents persons severely injured through the use of defective drugs and medical devices. Jason has achieved impressive verdicts and settlements for clients in wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, and tractor trailer accident cases. Mr. Konvicka is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and he has successfully argued before the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Malcolm P. McConnell leads Allen & Allen's medical malpractice litigation team and is one of Virginia's most respected medical malpractice attorneys. Over the years, he has litigated complex malpractice cases involving almost every medical specialty. Mr. McConnell enjoys an impressive record of success, having won "top ten" verdicts in Virginia in both 2005 and 2006. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble is listed in Best Lawyers in America and was noted as a "Top Medical Malpractice Lawyer" by Richmond Magazine. He is a frequent speaker on medical malpractice, insurance risk management and trial advocacy skills.

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