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


  • Virginia Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2024)

Speaking Engagements

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

Personal Injury Resources

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,...

Shirley and Flo from Fredericksburg

Testimonial from Shirley: The accident I was in gave me a sprained neck and a concussion. I am better but am still taking it day by day. That’s what Mr....

Car crash: $100,000

The plaintiff was a 31-year-old female who worked as an assistant manager at a coffee house in Prince William County. On April 13, 2019, she was on her way home...

Car crash – $180,000

The plaintiff was driving in Stafford County when she was struck head-on by a negligent driver. She suffered from a fractured sternum, injuries to the neck and shoulder, and developed...

Good news: New features have made trucking safer

  • January 10, 2023
  • Blog

There are nearly three million tractor-trailers in operation in the United States. Americans share the road with these massive vehicles which, when fully-loaded, can weigh twenty-five times the weight of...

New in Virginia: Variable speed limits

  • January 3, 2023
  • Blog

Virginia recently introduced a novel concept to its highway system: the variable speed limit. On a fifteen-mile stretch of northbound I-95, the state has installed a total of forty-eight brand...

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