R. Christopher Jones

R. Christopher Jones

Meet Chris

Chris Jones is the managing attorney in the Petersburg, VA office of Allen & Allen. He has over 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 tennis, 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

What happens when road hazards damage my car or cause a crash?

Most drivers have experienced the cringe-worthy moment that occurs just after they’ve traveled over an undetected pothole and heard “THUMP!” Sudden hazards like potholes and road debris can cause serious...

Know the signs and symptoms of brain injury

  • April 26, 2024
  • Blog

Concussion awareness has increased tremendously in recent years, mainly due to neurological research involving professional athletes who play contact sports, such as football or soccer. This research has connected repeated...

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

  • April 26, 2024
  • Blog

What happens when an unrestrained person is involved in a collision that wasn’t their fault? Will their failure to buckle up negatively affect a personal injury claim? If you were...

Smooth operators: The rise of med spas and laser hair removal

  • March 27, 2024
  • Blog

A growing number of people are switching up their grooming routine. They’re abandoning traditional razors and electric shavers and heading to clinics that offer laser hair removal. Those who market...

Can I sue my teledoctor for malpractice?

  • January 4, 2024
  • Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to connect virtually to conduct business, teach our children, and stay in touch with distant relatives. Due to social distancing measures, many also began...

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...

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