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. He currently serves as the Managing Attorney for the Mechanicsville office.

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

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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!

Mary from Midlothian

I was referred to Allen & Allen from a retired insurance adjuster, someone I have known for years. I called him for advice after I was in an accident. He...

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Virginia has had its share of wintry weather this year, and there’s still a month to go. Many families go sledding and take advantage of the snowy conditions. Although this...

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  • September 1, 2020
  • Blog

As you head for the lake, river or beach this Labor Day weekend, you may be planning to enjoy cruising, fishing or watersports from a boat.  Before you head out,...

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