The Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame honors attorneys over the age of 60 whose careers encompass notable accomplishments. The criteria includes contributions to the development of the law in Virginia, contributions to the bar and to the commonwealth at large, as well as efforts to improve the quality of justice in Virginia.
Chris is highly regarded by his peers for his formidable skills in litigation and negotiation. He was named “Lawyer of the Year” by the Best Lawyers in America publication in 2015, and has won accolades from Best Lawyers in America annually since 1995. Throughout his nearly 30 years as a trial attorney at Allen & Allen, he has successfully advocated for his clients.
Chris obtained a $22 million settlement on behalf of a boy who suffered paralysis and brain injuries in a crash with a dump truck. This recovery is the largest personal injury settlement in Virginia history involving a vehicular accident, according to Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Other highlights of his career include two substantial verdicts in wrongful death cases. In 2016, Chris and a fellow partner obtained a $42 million settlement for three men who were seriously burned and the family of one man who was killed as a result of a workplace explosion. This recovery was the largest personal injury settlement in the state of Virginia in 2016.
Please join us in commending him for his accomplishments in the pursuit of excellence in justice.