Robert C. T. Reed

Robert C. T. Reed

Meet Robert

Rob Reed is a shareholder and personal injury attorney in the Richmond, Virginia office of Allen & Allen. His practice is devoted exclusively to protecting the interests of seriously injured clients and their families. These cases include car accidents, trucking accidents, beauty salon negligence cases, product liability, and premises cases.

He has developed a reputation for achieving success with difficult and complex cases, and is recognized throughout Virginia as a leading authority in motor vehicle insurance law. His peers describe him as intelligent, clever, and hardworking. He is willing to fight for full and fair compensation for his clients.

Rob was recognized from 2015 through 2019 as a Rising Star by Virginia Super Lawyers, a selective honor determined by peer review. In 2015, he was recognized by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as a Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney Under 40. He has been included in the “Ones to Watch” list in the 2022 and 2023 additions of Best Lawyers in America.

Rob received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Boston College in 2004. He then received his law degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2009, and attended the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia Law School in 2013.

Robert is originally from Alexandria, Virginia and currently lives in Richmond with his wife and two children. He enjoys distance running, hunting, golfing, watching Washington sports teams, and spending time with his family in the Northern Neck.

Experience

  • Shareholder, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2022 – Present)
  • Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2012 – Present)
  • Attorney, Tiller Law Group, P.C. (2011 – 2012)
  • Of Counsel, Redmon, Peyton & Braswell, L.L.P. (2010 – 2011)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts – Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of Virginia
  • All Virginia Circuit and General District Courts

Education

  • National Trial Advocacy College, University of Virginia School of Law (2013)
  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, Cum Laude (2009)
  • B.A., Psychology, Boston College (2004)

Honors

  • Virginia Super Lawyers – Super Lawyer (2021-2023)
  • Best Lawyers in America – “Ones to Watch” (2022, 2023)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers – “Rising Star” (2015 – 2019)

Published Works

  • “Cut and Run: Settlements Under Va. Code § 38.2-2206” VTLA Advanced Auto Retreat, July 2020
  • “A Primer in Virginia Motor Vehicle Insurance Law” May 2018
  • “Contributing author, Sources of Coverage: Insurance Coverage for Personal Injury Actions in Virginia” October 2018
  •  Sources of Coverage, Author (2023)
  • “Techniques for Avoiding Federal Court” VTLA Journal, Spring 2017
  • “Tips and Tricks for Staying Out of Federal Court, The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association” Vol. 26 No. 3, Spring 2017
  • “Virginia’s New Permissible Venue Statute: What is a ‘Practical Nexus?'” Virginia State Bar Litigation News, Summer 2013

Professional Affiliations

  • Richmond Bar Association
    • Administration of Justice Committee (2023)
    • Executive Committee (2022 – Present)
    • Judicial Nomination Committee (2020 – Present)
    • Executive Committee Litigation Section (2017 – 2018)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Chair, Insurance Committee (2020 – Present)
    • Member, Legislative Committee – Insurance Section (2018 – Present)
    • Chair, Publications Committee (2018 – 2019)
    • Member, Publications Committee (2016 – 2017)
  • John Marshall Inn of Court (2014 – Present)

Community Service

  • St. James’s Episcopal Church, Richmond (2020)
    Senior Warden (2020)
    Vestry (2019-2021)
  • 2nd Vice President, National Alliance for Mental Illness, Virginia Board (2013 – 2020)
  • Member, Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Advisory Board (2016 – 2020)
  • Member, Washington & Lee University Alumni Board, Richmond Chapter (2014 – 2017)
  • Judge, William & Mary School of Law, William B. Spong National Moot Court Tournament (2013 – 2014)

Speaking Engagements

  • “The Difference Between Trucking and Auto Cases” AAJ Jazz Fest Motor Vehicle/Trucking Seminar, New Orleans, May 2023
  • “The Future of Medical Record Retrieval” VTLA Paralegal Seminar, November, 2020
  • “Cut and Run: Settlements Under Va. Code § 38.2-2206” VTLA Advanced Auto Retreat, July 2020
  • “Gotta Pay the Bills: Medical Billing and Evidentiary Issues” VTLA Spring Tort Law Seminar, May 2020
  • “A Primer in Virginia Motor Vehicle Insurance Law” VTLA Spring Tort Law Seminar, May 2018
  • “Getting Discovery to Work for You – How to Obtain Medical Records Under the HITECH Act” VTLA Spring Tort Law Seminar, May 2017
  • “Using the HiTech Act to Obtain Medical Records at Reduced Cost ” VTLA Litigation Practice CLE, May, 2016
  • “Uninsured and Underinsured Ethical Considerations” National Business Institute Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Litigation from A to Z, September 2015
  • “Difficult Scenarios of Insurance Coverage Interpretation” National Business Institute – Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Litigation from A to Z, September 2015

Reported Cases

  • Hall v. Backyard Leisure, LLC., No. 3:13-CV-211, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 188922 (E.D. Va. Apr. 4, 2013)
  • Richeson v. Big Lots Stores, Inc., No. 6:11-CV-48, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58869 (W.D. Va. Apr 27, 2012)

Personal Injury Resources

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  • Blog

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Robert C.T. Reed publishes definitive guide on Virginia insurance

  • November 30, 2023
  • News

Allen & Allen Shareholder Robert C. T. Reed wrote an updated guide to insurance coverage in Virginia, titled Sources of Coverage: Insurance Coverage for Personal Injury Actions in Virginia. This...

Ten attorneys named to Best Lawyers 2024

  • August 17, 2023
  • News

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is proud to announce that eight lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in America, a definitive guide to legal excellence....

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  • August 15, 2023
  • Blog

Earlier this year, General Motors (GM) reported that it would halt the production of its most popular electric vehicle, the Chevy Bolt. They will focus instead on larger electric vehicles...

25 attorneys named to 2023 Virginia Super Lawyers

  • April 28, 2023
  • News

The Allen Law Firm is pleased to announce that 25 attorneys have been named to the 2023 Super Lawyers list. Those attorneys include Edward L. Allen, R. Clayton Allen, Jennifer...

The fight against surprise ambulance bills

  • January 26, 2023
  • Blog

When a medical emergency strikes, it’s vital to get to a hospital as soon as possible. About 1 in 10 times, Americans with insurance rush to the emergency room by...

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