R. Christopher Jones

R. Christopher Jones

Overview

Chris Jones is a personal injury attorney in the Petersburg, VA office of Allen & Allen. He has over ten 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 T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. 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 reduce and prevent 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.

Experience

  • 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

Education

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

Professional Affiliations

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

Personal Injury Resources

Safety Tips for Great Summer Grilling

  • June 25, 2018
  • Blog

For many families, summer grilling season is in full swing. While this means good food and great fun for many of us, it can also mean an increased risk of...

What Happens When Road Hazards Damage My Car or Cause a Crash?

  • February 28, 2018
  • Blog

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...

Tips to Keep Students Well During Flu Season

  • January 15, 2018
  • Blog

During these frozen months of winter, the risk for catching the flu is at its greatest. While many people believe that getting sick is caused by the drop in temperature...

Joy from Richmond, VA

My Dad talked to a friend who referred us to Allen & Allen. Chris Jones was my attorney and he was awesome! Chris was very patient and understanding. He gave...

Five Easy Ways to Bear-Proof Your Home

  • November 22, 2017
  • Blog

Virginia is home to an estimated 17,000 black bears and they can be found in nearly every county in the Commonwealth. As strange as it may seem, it is not...

Following at a Safe Distance

  • August 16, 2017
  • Blog

Vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every year as automakers introduce more equipment aimed at creating a safer driving experience.  Recently, crash prevention systems have been introduced to reduce rear-end collisions,...

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