Trent S. Kerns

Trent currently serves as the President of the Allen Law Firm. With almost 30 years of experience, he is an accomplished advocate in the courtroom. Trent is equally skilled at negotiating his cases and is especially adept at timing settlement discussions to maximize his clients' monetary recoveries. Throughout his legal career, Trent has earned a reputation for successfully handling difficult liability cases. When he was employed by Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen in 1992, Trent brought with him substantial experience handling personal injury cases and traffic offenses. He now manages Allen & Allen's Chesterfield, Virginia branch office and focuses his practice on catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases including car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents.

At Mercer University School of Law, Trent qualified for the National Moot Court competition and served as President of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.

Education

  • B.A. Hampden-Sydney College (1980)
  • J.D. Mercer University School of Law (1984)
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Virginia

Experience

  • President, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2012 - Present)
  • Partner and Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (1992-Present)
  • Responsibilities include management of the Chesterfield, Virginia office
  • Partner, Purcell, Cherry, Kerns and Abady (1984-1992)

Honors

  • Past - President, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Inn of Court
  • Past - President, Young Lawyers Section, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (1988)

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Chesterfield Bar Association

Community Service

  • Former Board Member, Virginia Arthritis Foundation

Personal

While work requires him to be a "landlubber", in his free time Trent enjoys water sports including fishing and boating along the Rappahannock River. He and his wife, Katherine, have two children.

 

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