2014 Allen & Allen HOMETOWN HEROES Award Winners Announced

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, the oldest and largest personal injury law firm in Virginia, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Allen & Allen HOMETOWN HEROES award. The award recognizes local Virginia heroes who make Virginia a great place to live and work.

“It is our honor to celebrate amazing Virginians who give back to our communities” said Trent Kerns, President of Allen & Allen. “We created the Allen & Allen HOMETOWN HERO award to thank the good citizens of the Commonwealth who define what it takes to be a true hero.”

Nominations for the fifth annual Allen & Allen HOMETOWN HEROES award were accepted from April 1, 2014 to May 23, 2014. 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 or in their personal life. Over 250 local heroes have been recognized since the award was created in 2010.

“For over 100 years Allen & Allen has been greatly inspired by the heroes around us – everyday people who spend their time and talent improving the cities, small towns, and neighborhoods around them,” said Courtney Allen Van Winkle, Partner. “The winners of the 2014 Allen & Allen HOMETOWN HEROES award represent the spirit of community. They should be thanked, honored, and celebrated.”

The selected HOMETOWN HEROES represent 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 https://www.allenandallen.com/about/community-involvement/hometown-heroes/.

The winning 2014 Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes include:

  • Garrett Adams – Chester
  • Beth Addington – Locust Grove
  • Eric Albert – Colonial Heights
  • Rex Atkinson – Glen Allen
  • Damien Banks – Charlottesville
  • Amber Berry – Richmond
  • Marsha Bishop – Richmond
  • Svondai Brown – Richmond
  • F. Tommy Carter – Maidens
  • William Carter – Richmond
  • Ted Chewning – Richmond
  • Sharon Clark – Culpeper
  • Eureka Collins – Virginia Beach
  • Deborah Craven – Kenbridge
  • Darian Davis – Colonial Heights
  • Ronnie and Linda Dawson – Lunenburg
  • Cecelia Garner – New Kent
  • Addison Garrett – Charlottesville
  • Camden Giroux – Mechanicsvillle
  • Karen Grimord – Stafford
  • Neveah Harrell – Charlottesville
  • Julie Hicks – Amelia
  • Daniel  Holmes – Midlothian
  • Rachel Jones –  Zion Crossroads
  • Marlow Jones, Sr. – Petersburg
  • David and Kathleen Kern – Midlothian
  • Carl Lawson – Fredericksburg
  • Gloria Lloyd – Fredericksburg
  • Shelby Long – Richmond
  • Shantell Malachi – Henrico
  • Bobby Martin – Chesterfield
  • Dr. Simi Massey – Chesterfield
  • Gloria Mitchell – Petersburg
  • Michelle Swisher – Spotsylvania
  • Walter Pennino – Fredericksburg
  • Belinda Piercy – Hopewell
  • Chana Ramsey – Hopewell
  • Roger Reynolds – Ashland
  • Ashton Ryan – Charlottesville
  • Jessica Spears – Richmond
  • J.D. Stamper – Tappahannock
  • Bruce Thacker – Charlottesville
  • Doris & Mack Thomas – Ruther Glen
  • John Tippett – Fredericksburg
  • Bob Toepfert – Palmyra
  • Victor and Carmen Torres – Richmond
  • Dempsey Whitt – Richmond
  • Todd Williams – Mechanicsville
  • Dr. Vivian Williamson – Petersburg
  • Lisa Worcester – Stafford

The 2014 Allen & Allen HOMETOWN HEROES will be honored at a series of concerts taking place in Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Charlottesville.  The law firm invites the community to come out and celebrate these extraordinary individuals.

Concert Schedule:

Friday July 18, 2014
Second Draw Concert*
Charlottesville, Virginia
Fridays After Five

Friday August 1, 2014
Dustin Lynch/Craig Campbell Concert*
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Celebrate Virginia Concert

Thursday August 21, 2014
Scotty McCreery Concert*
Richmond, VA
Innsbrook Afterhours

*The 2014 Hometown Heroes will be recognized on stage after the opening act.

About the Firm: Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is the oldest and largest law firm in Virginia limiting its practice to personal injury. In business for over 100 years, the firm currently has more than 25 attorneys who handle wrongful death cases and 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.