Winners of HOMETOWN HEROES 2013 Award Announced; Law Firm of Allen & Allen Begins Annual Celebration Series

Richmond, Virginia – June 11, 2013 — The Virginia personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen has announced the winners of the 2013 HOMETOWN HEROES award in celebration of local acts of kindness and heroism.

“This is an exciting time of year for Allen & Allen — it’s time for the firm, and the community at large, to celebrate the act of giving,” said Trent Kerns, President of Allen & Allen. “For over 100 years Allen & Allen has been greatly inspired by the heroes around us — the community members who spend each day improving the cities, small towns, and neighborhoods throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

Nominations for the annual HOMETOWN HEROES award were accepted from April 1, 2013 to May 3, 2013. The public was asked to complete a nomination form in honor of their favorite local hero responsible for generating positive and measurable change in the community. “It’s an annual tradition for Allen & Allen to pause, look around, and pay tribute to the good citizens of the Commonwealth who define what it takes to be a true hero,” said Kerns.

The selected HOMETOWN HEROES represent inspiration to Allen & Allen. They are first responders, neighborhood advocates, foster parents, disability advocates, teachers, small business owners, and more. Each of the local individuals selected represent a unique and inspiring story of giving in some capacity, either on a large scale or through small everyday acts of kindness. To read about each of the HOMETOWN HEROES visit Allen & Allen.

The winning HOMETOWN HEROES will be honored at a series of award events taking place in Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Charlottesville:

  • July 12, Fridays After Five, NO BS! Brass Band, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • August 9, Celebrate Virginia Concert w/ Trace Adkins, Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • August 21, Innsbrook Afterhours, The Band Perry Concert, Richmond, Virginia

The winners of the 2013 HOMETOWN HEROES award include:

  • Mike Arnold Palmyra, Virginia
  • Karen Atkinson Richmond, Virginia
  • Lt. Corey Beazley Hanover, Virginia
  • Christine Blake Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Jenna Brandon Palmyra, Virginia
  • Elizabeth Breeden Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Detective Chris Bryant Prince George, Virginia
  • Tim Carlson Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Arlene A. Carter-Pounds Axton, Virginia
  • Bradford Caudill Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Penny Chaffin Hopewell, Virginia
  • Jermaine Chandler Richmond, Virginia
  • Robin Clark Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Kristine Clifford Spotsylvania, Virginia
  • John Collison Spotsylvania, Virginia
  • Bill and Bonnie Cooper Scottsville, Virginia
  • George Crocker Petersburg, Virginia
  • Kevin Delaney Jetersville, Virginia
  • Steven Diemer, Sr. Palmyra, Virginia
  • Shawna Diemer Palmyra, Virginia
  • Angel Ditzel Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Janet Green Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • William Harris Emporia, Virginia
  • William Haussmann Earlysville, Virginia
  • Joann Henry Richmond, Virginia
  • Carter Hill Richmond, Virginia
  • Bill Howard Keswick, Virginia
  • Brooke Jenkins Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Johnny Johnson Fredericksburg, VA
  • Dale Koglin Warrenton, Virginia
  • Kathy Lane Chesterfield, Virginia
  • Kimberley Martin Henrico, Virginia
  • Alex Mayes Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • Brian Mellott Ruckersville, Virginia
  • Bryan McDermott King George, Virginia
  • Lynn Morgan Spotsylvania, Virginia
  • Kim Newlen Richmond, Virginia
  • Julia Norton Midlothian, Virginia
  • Wayne Perry Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Terrell Pollard Richmond, Virginia
  • Travis Puffenbarger Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • Karen Pusey Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • Ann and Doug Rohrer Goochland, Virginia
  • Martha Rollins Richmond, Virginia
  • Les Sinclair Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Tony Squire Richmond, Virginia
  • Eric Sundberg Richmond, Virginia
  • Carmine Tavormina Palmyra, Virginia
  • William and Alma Taylor Spotsylvania, Virginia
  • Jayne Toellner Fredericksburg
  • Wilma Upshur Richmond, Virginia
  • Bruce Vecchioni Chester, Virginia
  • Shelia Williams Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Michael Wilson Whitestone, Virginia

About the Firm:
Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is one of the oldest and largest personal injury law firms in Virginia and the United States. In business for over 100 years, the firm currently has 26 attorneys who handle death cases as well as personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, brain injury, medical malpractice, product liability and more. Allen & Allen has eight offices located throughout Virginia in Richmond, Petersburg, Fredericksburg, Mechanicsville, Short Pump, Chesterfield County, Garrisonville, and Charlottesville.

Media Contact: Emily Krause