Among the 2009 Virginia’s Super Lawyers, are six personal injury attorneys from Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen: George E. Allen, III, W. Coleman Allen, Jr., Douglas A. Barry, P. Christopher Guedri, Jason, W. Konvicka and Malcolm P. McConnell. Richmond Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine released Virginia Super Lawyers on June 25, 2009. Only 5% of lawyers in the state of Virginia are named Super Lawyers.
Virginia Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Research, polling and selection are performed by Law & Politics Magazine, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc. Law & Politics established the Super Lawyers listings in 1991. Super Lawyers can be found online at superlawyers.com, where the lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.
Mr. George E. Allen, III‘s significant achievements in the personal injury field include a groundbreaking extension of the Virginia statute of limitations in an asbestos related products liability wrongful death case. Over the years, he has handled numerous wrongful death, medical malpractice, and other catastrophic injury cases. Mr. Allen has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubble and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1987. He is a former president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has served on the Board of the American Association for Justice and is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Mr. W. Coleman Allen, Jr. has gained a national reputation as an effective advocate who has successfully handled diverse types of litigation including products liability, aviation, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, and class action lawsuits at both the appellate and trial level. He has served as president for the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1995. In 2008, The Southern Trial Lawyers Association presented Coleman with the Lighthouse Award which is given annually to America’s most outstanding lawyer in the field of academics, legal scholarship and advocacy teaching and training.
Mr. Douglas A. Barry currently serves as the president of the Allen Law Firm. Early in his career he served as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Richmond. Thereafter, he served as Special Agent for the FBI until he returned to legal practice as Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for Hanover County. He then joined Allen & Allen, bringing with him extensive legal experience handling complex automobile, medical malpractice, and products liability cases. Mr. Barry is a former president of the Hanover County Bar Association and currently serves on the National Advisory Board for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. Virginia Lawyers Weekly lists his settlements among the top 25 in 2008.
Mr. P. Christopher Guedri‘s ability to master complex technical, scientific and medical facts has made him a formidable adversary who delivers exceptional results in the courtroom. His victories include, not just substantial courtroom verdicts, but also outstanding settlements in cases involving truck accidents, product defects, wrongful death, and catastrophic injuries. In 2008 he was elected as a fellow for the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Guedri has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubble, has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1995 and was listed in the “Legal Elite Best Lawyers” in Virginia Business Magazine in 2005 and 2008.
Mr. Jason W. Konvicka is a member of the Allen & Allen’s medical malpractice team. He also represents persons severely injured through the use of defective drugs and medical devices. Jason has achieved impressive verdicts and settlements for clients in wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, and tractor trailer accident cases. Mr. Konvicka is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and he has successfully argued before the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Malcolm P. McConnell leads Allen & Allen’s medical malpractice litigation team and is one of Virginia’s most respected medical malpractice attorneys. Over the years, he has litigated complex malpractice cases involving almost every medical specialty. Mr. McConnell enjoys an impressive record of success, having won “top ten” verdicts in Virginia in both 2005 and 2006. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble is listed in Best Lawyers in America and was noted as a “Top Medical Malpractice Lawyer” by Richmond Magazine. He is a frequent speaker on medical malpractice, insurance risk management and trial advocacy skills.