P. Christopher Guedri

P. Christopher Guedri

Overview

Chris Guedri is known by his peers as a take-charge lawyer. His forceful personality complements his formidable litigation and negotiation skills, allowing him to act as a strategic advocate for his clients. He brings to every case his strong intellect and his desire to win. Since joining Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen in 1991, Chris has focused his practice primarily on catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases stemming from trucking accidents, product liability, bus accidents, and traumatic brain injury.

Chris was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America for 2014-2015 in the Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs category in Richmond, VA. Chris’ ability to master complex technical, scientific, and medical information has made him a powerful advocate in the broad range of personal injury cases he has handled for more than 30 years. His adversaries frequently offer premium settlements rather than engage him in a courtroom battle.

Among the highlights of Chris’ career are two very substantial verdicts in wrongful death cases. In 2016, Chris and partner Jason Konvicka obtained a $42 million settlement for three men who were seriously burned and the family of one man who was killed as a result of a workplace explosion. This recovery was the largest personal injury settlement in Virginia during 2016. In 2014, Chris obtained a $22 million settlement on behalf of a boy who suffered paralysis and brain injuries in a crash with a dump truck. This recovery is the largest personal injury settlement in Virginia history involving a vehicular accident according to Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

Chris’ legal instincts and calm persistence have benefited his clients and have been recognized by his peers. The Best Lawyers in America included Chris on its list of best personal injury lawyers in Richmond for over 15 years. In September 2008, he was inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. In 2004, the Richmond Times-Dispatch profiled Chris and described his legal expertise in an article entitled Law Firm’s Gamble Paying Off Big.

Chris is an avid golfer and sailor. He and his wife, Cheryl, live in Richmond, Virginia, and they have one son.

Experience

  • Partner Emeritus and Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (1991 – Present)
  • Partner, Browder, Russell, Morris & Butcher (1982 – 1990)
  • Attorney, Wells, Axselle, Hundley & Johnson (1979 – 1982)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Education

  • J.D., T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond (1979)
  • B.A., Economics, University of Virginia (1976)

Honors

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Board of Trial Attorneys
  • Brain Injury Association of Virginia

Personal Injury Resources

Teen Drivers: The Responsibilities That Come With Driving

  • July 16, 2018
  • Blog

Freedom! As a teen, isn’t that what you are thinking now that you finally have your driver’s license and can drive on your own? You must remember that with more...

The Basics of Motorcycle Safety

  • June 14, 2018
  • Blog

On the highway, motorcycles are “small fry”. They’re easy for autos and trucks to miss or disregard. Over the last decade, there has been an increase in serious and sometimes...

Distracted Driving – Facts and Statistics

  • April 2, 2018
  • Blog

Most of us assume that we can handle multiple tasks at the same time without any consequences, but statistics show that's not the case once a person gets behind the wheel.

Learn How You Can Help Prevent Traumatic Brain Injuries During Brain Injury Awareness Month

  • March 21, 2018
  • Blog

In 2017, the CDC reported that approximately 2.8 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, or deaths were associated with traumatic brain injuries. Learn what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe.

What Type of Coverage Do You Need When Buying or Renewing Your Auto Insurance?

  • January 3, 2018
  • Blog

As a lawyer who specializes in the handling of personal injury claims, I often encounter clients that have been injured in serious motor vehicle collisions. Over the years, I have found...

Tribute to Mr. George E. “Ted” Allen, III

It is with fondness, respect and great admiration that we remember one of the great leaders of our firm, Mr. George E. “Ted” Allen, III. Reflections by P. Christopher Guedri,...

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