Eric W. Speer

Eric W. Speer

Meet Eric

Eric Speer began his legal career working with a public defender, but decided to branch out beyond criminal defense. Eric wanted to help innocent victims going up against powerful corporations in court, and turned to personal injury.

His education included work with the renowned Innocence Project, through the University of Montana, where he served on the Investigations team. This work carried over when he attended law school in Virginia, gaining experience at the William & Mary Innocence Project Clinic. As a personal injury attorney, he has had cases published in Virginia Lawyers Weekly, and worked as co-counsel on the largest trial verdict of 2021, at $10 million dollars.  He has been named a Rising Star with Virginia Super Lawyers in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Eric was born in Alaska and grew up in Montana, where he grew an appreciation for the outdoors. He and his wife love to go camping and take hikes with their hound mix. He is also skilled at dog portraiture, enjoys cooking, and loves to travel.



  • Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2022-Present)
  • Attorney, Tronfeld, West & Durrett (2016-2022)
  • Intern & Extern, Norfolk Public Defender (2015-2016)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Eastern District of Virginia
  • Western District of Virginia


  • Juris Doctor, William & Mary Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, University of Montana


  • Rising Star, Virginia Super Lawyers (2021-2024)

Recent verdict highlights contributory negligence laws

Imagine being hit by a car driven by a negligent driver, and suffering permanent brain damage and other medical conditions that require around-the-clock care. Now imagine your own insurance company...

Dog bite cases by the numbers

While most of us enjoy meeting people’s pets, interacting with an unfamiliar dog can often cause anxiety. And there is good reason to be nervous; being bitten or attacked by...

25 attorneys named to 2023 Virginia Super Lawyers

  • April 28, 2023
  • News

The Allen Law Firm is pleased to announce that 25 attorneys have been named to the 2023 Super Lawyers list. Those attorneys include Edward L. Allen, R. Clayton Allen, Jennifer...

Do I need a lawyer? 

  • February 16, 2023
  • Blog

I often get calls from potential clients who are seeking help in understanding their rights. They want to understand how the legal process works when they’ve been injured due to...