Trent S. Kerns

Trent S. Kerns


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 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.


  • President, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2012 – 2018)
  • Partner and Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (1992 – Present)
  • 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)


  • 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

Vida v. Farney

Attorneys: Trent S. Kerns, Richmond; Bridget N. Long, Petersburg Trial Date: June 20, 2018 On May 27, 2015, the plaintiff, 50, was riding in the back seat of an SUV...

Four Important Tips to Help Protect Your Family at the Beach

  • June 28, 2018
  • Blog

With school out of session and summer in full swing, it’s tempting to take a trip to enjoy the simple pleasures of the seashore – sun, sand, and surf. It is easy...

New Program Launched to Reduce Unrepaired Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • November 16, 2017
  • Blog

The State of Maryland was awarded a $222,000 grant by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to implement its pilot program to notify automobile owners of unrepaired safety recalls....

John from Richmond, VA

When I was injured in a horrific accident, I turned to my family for advice. They referred me to Allen & Allen. Trent Kerns knew how to handle my case....

Allen & Allen Presents the 2016 George E. Allen Scholarship Winners

The Virginia personal injury law firm of Allen & Allen awarded the George E. Allen Scholarship to fifteen deserving high school seniors on May 11, 2016 at an awards dinner at Lewis...

Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart Settle after Crash

  • March 29, 2016
  • Blog

Last year, actor/comedian Tracy Morgan was seriously injured in a car. The crash killed one and injured two other passengers in his vehicle. Morgan, 45, was on his way back...

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