Courtney Allen Van Winkle | Richmond Personal Injury Attorney | Short Pump Wrongful Death Lawyer | Allen & Allen
Courtney Allen Van Winkle

Courtney Allen Van Winkle

Meet Courtney

Taking the time to explain a client’s case and keeping her clients informed throughout the legal process are characteristics that make Courtney a trusted adviser. For almost 30 years, she has been protecting and fighting for her injured clients and their families. Clients describe Courtney as passionate, knowledgeable, committed, highly skilled, and genuinely kind. She effectively navigates the complex side of personal injury litigation while never forgetting to care for the emotional side of her clients’ needs.

Currently a partner with the firm, Courtney regularly handles cases in the areas of auto and truck accidents, brain injury, and wrongful death. Based in the firm’s Richmond office, she serves clients throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and nationwide.

As part of the third generation of Allen litigators, Courtney grew up understanding that all people need experienced representation to protect them and to level the playing field when facing a large corporation. She believes that injured parties deserve justice, and aggressively takes on insurance companies to preserve the rights of her clients. As such, Courtney is one of eight Allen & Allen attorneys included in Best Lawyers in America, a publication universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Courtney, a mother of four, works tirelessly for families and has a heart for helping children. She once fought a case all the way to the Virginia Supreme Court to obtain justice for a 12-year old client whose insurance company wrongfully denied payments for his medical bills. Her passion for helping children extends beyond the courtroom. She has lectured on the topic of “Children as Witnesses” and participated in the production of a video that has been used to train lawyers and judges on the special circumstances involved when children are in the courtroom. Courtney was recognized for her spirit of service in 2019 when she was inducted into the inaugural class of Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “Influential Women in Law.”

Courtney’s compassion is evident in her client relationships. A determined advocate for injured people, she is dedicated to carrying on the legacy that her grandfather began over a hundred years ago. She believes being part of her family’s firm is not a job, but a lifelong commitment to helping people.

Courtney and her husband, Peter, have four children. Courtney enjoys spending time with her children and participating in their varied interests. A perfect day off for Courtney is spent playing with her family and friends in the surf in Virginia Beach.

Experience

  • Partner and Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen, & Allen (1990 – Present)
  • Intern, Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia (1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court – Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

Education

  • J.D., T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond (1990)
  • B.A., Psychology and Political Science, Vanderbilt University (1986)

Honors

  • Named to the Virginia Lawyers Weekly 2019 class of “Influential Women of Law” (2019)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (2019 – present)
  • Best Lawyers in America – Litigation Edition (2020)
  • Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers (Top 5% of Virginia Attorneys) (2015 – present)

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • National Advisory Board, The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLAmerica)
  • President, Richmond Chapter, Virginia Women Attorneys Association (2007 – 2010)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

Speaking Engagements

  • “Social Networking – are you in or out to lunch?”, VTLA Annual Conference
  • “Social Networking – Helping or Hurting YOUR Case?”, VTLA Annual Conference
  • “Evidence Update: Statutes and Case Law, Evidence for the Trial Lawyer,” VTLA Annual Advocacy Seminar
  • Moderator, “The Trial Lawyer’s Playbook,” VTLA Annual Tort Law Seminar
  • “Children as Witnesses,” Judicial Conference for District Court Judges, Charlottesville, VA

Personal Injury Resources

COVID-19 update

  • April 5, 2021
  • News

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy. Our firm will continue to be mindful of the health and safety of our clients as we adapt to...

Sexual assault statute of limitations in Virginia

  • September 20, 2022
  • Blog

Only 310 of every 1,000 sexual assaults are ever reported to the police. The sexual assault victims who do report don’t always report immediately.  While there is no time expiration...

Premises Liability – $375,000

Our client was an independent contractor hired by a property manager to paint a residential unit. Another independent contractor had just mopped the stairs in the same building, but hadn’t...

Patricia from Richmond

Courtney Van Winkle and her assistant, Kim, were extremely helpful, caring, and responsive. They provided needed advice and guidance. We consider ourselves fortunate that Ms. Van Winkle responded so quickly...

Nathan from Richmond

I was coming home on a Friday evening after fishing. I was in the right lane on I-64 West. Suddenly, a truck hit me from the back. My car was...

Adding value to your personal injury case, one picture at a time

We’re all familiar with the adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”  When it comes to insurance companies, the truth is that the only valuable picture is a good...

I was sexually assaulted. Now what should I do?

According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States, someone in our country is sexually assaulted every 68 seconds. Even more...

Our Client Process

For over 100 years, we have been tailoring our process to the needs of our clients. From your free initial consultation through settlement or litigation, you can count on a team of compassionate advocates that care about your case.

Learn More
Call us at 1-866-388-1307