Danielle B. Kent

Danielle B. Kent

Meet Danielle

Danielle is a personal injury attorney practicing out of Allen & Allen’s Mechanicsville office who focuses on matters involving car, truck, or motorcycle crashes, dog bites, and premises cases. Danielle has been a victim of a motor vehicle accident herself, and that experience helps her to better empathize with her clients and gives her a passion to achieve successful results on their behalf. She knows that those injured in a collision need to feel secure, and she strives to bring that security to each and every client.

When she isn’t defending the rights of her clients, Danielle serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law. In this role, she teaches law students advanced trial skills and helps hone their knowledge of the rules of evidence at both the federal and state law levels. She also volunteers her time coaching law students as they compete in trial advocacy competitions across the nation.

Danielle is also involved with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association serving on the Young Trial Lawyers, Education, and Legislative Committees. A native of New Jersey, Danielle grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Political Science and Dramatic Art. Danielle received her Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law. Prior to graduation, she was admitted into the Order of the Barristers. Danielle also has a rich theater background which allows her to bring confidence and poise to her role as an advocate for her clients.

In her free time, Danielle enjoys cooking, playing tennis and golf, and supporting her local community theater. She currently lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, Brad Kent, their son Trey, and their two loving dogs.

Experience

  • Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2015 – Present)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Richmond School of Law (2019-Present)
  • Judicial Intern, The Honorable Richard D. Taylor, Richmond Circuit Court, Richmond, Virginia (2014)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Education

  • J.D., University of Richmond School of Law (2015)
  • B.A., Political Science & Dramatic Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012)

Honors

  • Virginia Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2023, 2024)

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

Presentations & Publications

  • VTLA May Tort Seminar, Medicare Liens, Speaker, 1 hr. CLE (forthcoming May 2024).
  • VTLA Young Trial Lawyers Retreat, Queen’s Gambit – Where Chess Mentality and Theater Inform Trial Strategy, Speaker, 30 min. CLE, January 26, 2024.
  • VTLA Paralegal Seminar, Tips for the Unwary in Medicare & Medicaid, Speaker, 1 hr. CLE, November 1, 2023.
  • NBI Virginia Personal Injury Boot Camp, Conducting Thorough Client Intake and Pre-Suit Investigation, Speaker, 45 min. CLE, October 24, 2023.
  • NBI Virginia Personal Injury Boot Camp, Trying a Personal Injury Case, Speaker, 45 min. CLE, October 24, 2023.
  • NBI Auto Injury Claims in Virginia, Bad Faith, 45 min. CLE, September 22, 2023.
  • VTLA Advanced Auto Retreat, Creating Empathy & Unlocking Information – Using Improv & Theater Techniques to Improve Your Practice, Speaker, 30 min. CLE, July 29, 2023.
  • VTLA Annual Convention, Tips for the Unwary in Medicare & Medicaid, Speaker, 1 hr. CLE, March 24, 2023.
  • VTLA Advanced Auto Retreat, GDC Judges Panel, Moderator, 1 hr. CLE, July 30, 2022.
  • VTLA Annual Convention, Killing Me Softly: The Impact of Party Deaths on Litigation, UIM & 2206 Settlements, Speaker, 1 hr. CLE, March 25, 2022.

Personal Injury Resources

Car seats & boosters after a car crash

  • April 29, 2024
  • Blog

It is hard to describe how much your thought process changes after you have children. When I was a new mom, I found myself constantly evaluating situations to determine the...

25 attorneys named to Virginia Super Lawyers

  • April 25, 2024
  • News

The Allen Law Firm is pleased to announce that 25 attorneys have been named to the 2024 Virginia Super Lawyers list. Those attorneys include Edward L. Allen, Jennifer G. Capocelli,...

What is an auto insurance “Dec Page,” and why does my lawyer need it?

  • February 21, 2024
  • Blog

You had the unfortunate luck to get into an auto crash. However, you also had the foresight to hire an attorney. Yay, you!  Now, that attorney wants a copy of...

Michele from Fredericksburg

I’m so thankful to Danielle and her team for all the help and support with my lawsuit. Words cannot describe how grateful I am. When it was finalized, I had...

Premises liability – $150,000

The plaintiff and her family were outside at a local business sitting down for dinner when a large dead tree fell over. It struck our plaintiff on the head and...

The verdict is in! Allen & Allen attorneys rate legal shows and films

  • January 17, 2024
  • Blog

What is your favorite legal movie or TV show of all time? My favorite legal movie is The Verdict.  It is far more realistic than most and tells a gripping...

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