Trent S. Kerns | Personal Injury Attorney | Allen & Allen
Trent S. Kerns

Trent S. Kerns

Meet Trent

With more than 30 years of experience, Trent is an accomplished client advocate in the courtroom. He is equally skilled at negotiating cases and is especially adept at timing settlement discussions to maximize his clients’ recoveries. Trent served as the President of the Allen Law Firm from 2012 to 2018. Trent and his law partner P. Christopher Guedri secured, what is believed to be, the largest single-plaintiff settlement in Virginia history, totaling $47.5 million.

Trent prides himself on his dedication to helping his clients and providing them with exceptional service. He strives to help clients persevere during difficult times and come out with the best results possible. Trent’s philosophy is to let the client focus on their health while he fights to get them the outcome that they deserve.

Throughout his legal career, Trent has earned a reputation for successfully handling difficult liability cases. When he joined Allen & Allen in 1992, Trent brought with him substantial experience handling personal injury cases and traffic offenses. He focuses his practice on catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases including car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents.

Trent received his Bachelor’s Degree from Hampden-Sydney College and his law degree from the Mercer University School of Law. At Mercer University School of Law, Trent qualified for the National Moot Court competition and served as President of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.

While work requires him to be a “landlubber”, Trent enjoys water sports, including fishing and boating along the Rappahannock River in his free time. He and his wife, Katherine, have two children.


  • Shareholder, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (1992 – Present)
  • Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (1992 – Present)
  • President, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2012 – 2018)
  • Shareholder and Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (1994-2022)
  • Partner, Purcell, Cherry, Kerns and Abady (1984 – 1992)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia


  • J.D., Mercer University School of Law (1984)
  • B.A., Political Science, Hampden-Sydney College (1980)


  • Virginia Super Lawyer (2023)
  • Past President, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Inn of Court
  • Past President, Young Lawyers Section, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (1988)

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Chesterfield Bar Association

Community Service

  • Former Board Member, Virginia Arthritis Foundation

Personal Injury Resources

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...

Allen & Allen makes Virginia history: $47.5 million for single plaintiff

The Allen Law Firm has secured the largest single-plaintiff settlement in Virginia history, totaling $47.5 million. No portion of this settlement was structured. Upon information and belief, prior to this...

Highway shoulders are more dangerous than you think

  • August 31, 2022
  • Blog

Each year, a staggering number of people are killed on the shoulder of interstates. Approximately 12% of all interstate highway deaths are pedestrians in the roadway or on the shoulder....

Insurance stacking: All you need to know

As you probably know, automobile insurance contracts contain maximum limits of coverage. If a driver crashes into the rear of another car and injures someone, then the at-fault driver can...

Medicare Super Liens and Personal Injury Settlements

Since July 1, 2009, a Medicare law has made it more difficult for claimants, plaintiffs, and defendants to settle personal injury claims.  Now, more than ever, an injured claimant needs...

Mary from Bon Air

Trent and Ms. Morris really helped in educating us on the entire process. I now understand the value in securing an attorney in a personal injury case!

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