Allen & Allen Attorneys Listed in 2017 Best Lawyers in America


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is proud to announce that six (6) of its attorneys have been named to the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The attorneys are Edward L. Allen, W. Coleman Allen, Jr., P. Christopher Guedri, Jason W. Konvicka, Malcolm P. McConnell, III, and Derrick L. Walker.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a high honor due to the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an expansive annual peer-review survey. For the 2017 edition, top lawyers in the same and related specialties cast more than 6.5 million votes on the legal abilities of their peers.

Edward L. Allen – Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Fredericksburg, VA)

Edward Allen is a talented trial attorney who has mastered the skills necessary to obtain substantial verdicts for his clients. He has won an impressive variety of personal injury cases in state and federal courts involving car and trucking accidents, premises liability and traumatic brain injury. He is a former President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and is listed in Virginia Super Lawyers.

W. Coleman Allen, Jr. – Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Richmond, VA)

Coleman Allen has gained a national reputation as an effective advocate who has successfully handled diverse types of litigation, including product liability, aviation accidents, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, and class action lawsuits at both the trial and appellate level. He has served as President for the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and is listed in Virginia Super Lawyers.

P. Christopher Guedri – Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Richmond, VA)

Chris Guedri’s ability to master complex technical, scientific and medical facts has made him a formidable adversary who delivers exceptional results in the courtroom, including multi-million dollar verdicts listed in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “Top Verdicts.” He was selected as Best Lawyers’ Richmond Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in 2015. In 2016, Chris and partner Jason Konvicka obtained a $42 million settlement for three men who were seriously burned and the family of one man who was killed as a result of a workplace explosion. This recovery is believed to be one of the largest personal injury settlements in Virginia during 2016.

Jason W. Konvicka – Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs / Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs (Richmond, VA)

Richmond personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer Jason Konvicka has achieved impressive verdicts and settlements for clients in wrongful death, bus accident, traumatic brain injury, and tractor trailer accident cases. In 2016, Jason and partner Chris Guedri obtained a $42 million settlement for three men who were seriously burned and the family of one man who was killed as a result of a workplace explosion. This recovery is believed to be one of the largest personal injury settlements in Virginia during 2016. In 2014, he also obtained a $22 million settlement that is reportedly the largest personal injury settlement in Virginia involving vehicular accidents according to Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Mr. Konvicka is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate, and has successfully argued before the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Malcolm P. McConnell, III – Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs (Richmond, VA)

Mic McConnell leads The Allen Law Firm’s medical malpractice litigation team and is one of Virginia’s most respected medical malpractice lawyers. Over the years, he has litigated complex malpractice cases involving almost every medical specialty. He enjoys an impressive record of success, having won “Top Ten Verdicts” listed in Virginia Lawyers Weekly. He was selected as Best Lawyers’ Richmond Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in 2013 and 2016. He is listed in Virginia Super Lawyers and was noted as a “Top Medical Malpractice Lawyer” by Richmond Magazine.

Derrick L. Walker – Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Richmond, VA)

Derrick Walker is an accomplished and experienced trial attorney. Derrick has represented clients in a diverse range of federal and state court cases consistently winning favorable outcomes for his clients at the negotiation table and in the courtroom. Highlights of his achievements include a $4.5 million award in a tractor trailer collision case, a $1.6 million award in a medical malpractice case involving the failure to diagnose renal cell carcinoma, and a $900,000 recovery in a wrongful death case involving a 15-passenger van rollover crash. He is listed in Virginia Super Lawyers.

About the Firm: Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is one of the oldest and largest law firms in Virginia limiting its practice to personal injury. In business for more than 100 years, the firm currently has 32 attorneys who handle personal injury cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, brain injury, medical malpractice, product liability and wrongful death. The Allen Law Firm has eight offices located throughout Virginia in Richmond, Petersburg, Fredericksburg, Mechanicsville, Short Pump, Chesterfield, Stafford, and Charlottesville.

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