R. Lee Appleton | Allen and Allen
R. Lee Appleton

R. Lee Appleton

Meet Lee

Lee joined Allen & Allen with nearly a decade of legal experience under his belt. After time spent practicing criminal law, Lee realized his desire to become a personal injury attorney. He wants to support his clients when they are at a low point in their lives. He believes in restoring a sense of normalcy to those who have been injured and looks forward to the post-verdict celebration that comes after a successful case.

He comes to the firm with a wealth of courtroom experience. His diverse legal background has helped him strategize in the courtroom and confidently litigate for every client he serves. Super Lawyers recognized him as a Rising Star from 2020-2022.

A Hampton Roads native, Lee found his way to Richmond and enjoys soaking in all the experiences that the area offers. He enjoys the thriving food scene, world-class breweries, and the flexibility to explore the river, mountains, or ocean – all within a couple of hours of one another.


  • Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2021-Present)
  • Attorney, The Joel Bieber Firm (2020-2021)
  • Associate Attorney, Kalbaugh, Pfund & Messersmith (2017-2020)
  • Associate Attorney, Throop Law (2016-2017)
  • Contract Attorney, UnitedLex (2015-2016)
  • Assistant Public Defender, 5th Circuit Public Defender (2011-2015)

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Florida


  • Juris Doctor, University of Miami School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Virginia


  • Virginia SuperLawyers, Rising Star (2020-2023)
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2022

Professional Affiliations

  • Richmond Bar Association, CLE Committee Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Diversity and Inclusion Alliance

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