R. Christopher Jones

R. Christopher Jones

Meet Chris

Chris Jones is the managing attorney in the Petersburg, VA office of Allen & Allen. He has 20 years of litigation experience and has tried thousands of jury and bench trials. After working as a prosecutor, Chris made the career shift to serve as a personal injury attorney to stand up for victims who were injured or killed through the senseless acts of others. Knowing his clients may be going through the most difficult time in their lives inspires Chris to be a zealous advocate for them.

Chris focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury cases, including car and motorcycle accidents. Competitive by nature, Chris thrives in negotiations, which aids him both in discussions with insurance companies and in the courtroom. His background in education enhances his ability to explain complex concepts to juries and help them understand what his clients have endured.

Chris grew up in Williamsburg, VA and attended Bruton High School. He graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Secondary Education. Prior to attending law school, Chris taught at Grafton High School where he also coached basketball. Chris received his Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law. Chris spent almost ten years as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Richmond before joining the Allen Law Firm.

Chris is a tireless advocate for driver safety. As part of his commitment to reducing and preventing distracted driving, he educates high school students and community groups by teaching End DD (End Distracted Driving) presentations.

Chris and his wife, Vanessa, live in Midlothian, Virginia and have three daughters. He enjoys traveling with his family, playing basketball, and working out.


  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (2021 – Present)
  • Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2015 – Present)
  • Supervising Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Richmond, Virginia (2003 – 2005) (2007 – 2014)
  • Trial Attorney, Johnson Jones, LLP (2005 – 2007)
  • Legal Intern, GE Financial Assurance (2001 – 2002)
  • Clinical Intern, University of Richmond Mental Disabilities Law Clinic (2001)
  • Summer Legal Intern, Dominion Virginia Power (2000)
  • World History Teacher, Grafton High School (1998 – 1999)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Court Admissions

  • Federal Court – Eastern District, VA


  • J.D., University of Richmond School of Law (2002)
  • B.A., History, James Madison University (1998)

Professional Affiliations

  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Old Dominion Bar Association

Personal Injury Resources

Food contamination: Beware of foreign objects

  • October 5, 2023
  • Blog

Foreign material contamination in food is a serious safety concern. It can cause choking, injury, and illness in consumers. In some cases, it can even be fatal. Food can become...

Strategies to stop distracted driving

  • March 28, 2023
  • Blog

For better or worse, we’ve never been more accessible due to our cell phones. As the processing power of devices continue to increase, we’re able to receive calls, emails, texts,...

Firm makes donation toward elderly safety in Petersburg

  • December 19, 2022
  • News

By the year 2025, the senior population (over the age of 60) in Virginia will be about 25%. Statistics show that this number will continue to grow. Unfortunately, criminals see...

Know the signs and symptoms of brain injury

  • July 14, 2022
  • Blog

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by force to or around the head. Many simply describe a concussion as a “brain bruise,” but the nature of the injury...

Jamede from Chesterfield

My mom was hit by a car three years ago. She went to the hospital with body aches and neck and back problems. The man that hit her didn’t have...

What if I wasn’t wearing a seat belt during my car accident?

“Click It or Ticket” is a phrase that most Virginia drivers are familiar with. The state’s longstanding marketing campaign reminds everyone to wear their seatbelt or face the costly penalty...

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