P. Wilson Van Winkle

P. Wilson Van Winkle

Meet Wil

Philip Wilson “Wil” Van Winkle is an attorney for Allen & Allen in the Fredericksburg office specializing in car accident and personal injury cases. A fourth-generation Allen, Wil believes that personal injury is an area of the law where the lawyer can do a lot of good.

Wil received his B.A. in History and Political Science from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. There, he was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society and made the Dean’s List from 2012 to 2014. Wil received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he competed on the Extramural Moot Court Team and worked at the Legal Aid Justice Center.

Before joining Allen & Allen, Wil served as a law clerk at the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington, D.C. Wil has also worked as a writer and marketing intern, as well as a Summer Associate at Allen & Allen.

In his spare time, Wil enjoys traveling and backpacking, road and trail biking, and playing disc golf. Most recently, he completed a backpacking trip to Peru.


  • Trial Attorney, Allen & Allen (2018-Present)
  • Summer Associate, Allen & Allen (2017)
  • Law Clerk, National Association of Attorneys General, Washington, D.C. (June- August 2016)
  • Writer and Marketing Intern, Allen & Allen (Summer, 2010-2015)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C.


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville (2018)
  • B.A., History and Political Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fredericksburg Area Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

“Don’t Go Back to the Dark Ages: Medical Records, Bills, and Liens,” VTLA Advocacy Seminar

Personal Injury Resources

COVID-19 update

  • April 5, 2021
  • News

We hope this message finds you well and your family and friends healthy. We are all still adjusting to the new normal, and we continue to be mindful of the...

Mobile isolation: Safety tips for the rise of RVs during COVID-19

  • March 9, 2021
  • Blog

With the pandemic limiting travel choices and canceling vacation plans across the country, many Americans are turning to new means of transportation. Sales and rentals of campers and RVs have...

Vicky from Fredericksburg

I was heading to a doctor’s appointment when I got in the car accident. I was changing lanes and the car in front of me was at a complete stop. ...

George from Richmond

I first came to Allen and Allen years ago because I saw them on TV and others told me they were the best. They handled my stepdaughter and grandson’s case....

Wrongful death vs survival claims

  • July 14, 2020
  • Blog

by P. Wilson ‘Wil’ Van Winkle and Ashley T. Davis Who Can File A Case After the Death of a Loved One? Often, the most difficult and heartbreaking cases we...

The effect of quarantine and social distancing on a personal injury case

  • April 30, 2020
  • Blog

If you have been a victim of a car crash during the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing may have prevented you from being able to seek medical attention. You probably have...

New studies lead to increased understanding of brain injury

A recent series of studies in both the U.S. and Canada have provided new insights into the way traumatic brain injuries suffered by young people are diagnosed and understood. JAMA...

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