The year 2010 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the personal injury law firm of Allen & Allen. In 1910, George E. Allen opened his first law office across the street from the Lunenburg County Courthouse. Since that day, Allen attorneys have represented thousands of Petersburg and Southside Virginia residents in their fight to obtain justice under the law.
Although George Allen moved both his law practice and his family to Richmond during the Depression, he continued to handle legal work for his old constituents in southern Virginia. This tradition continued as his firm grew and other lawyers, including his sons and grandchildren, joined him.
By the late 1980s, the Allen Firm served residents from all over Southside Virginia including Southern Chesterfield, Petersburg, Prince George, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Brunswick, Greensville, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, and Lunenburg Counties. To better serve clients, in 1988 the law firm opened a small branch office across from the historic Circuit Courthouse in Petersburg.
Needing more space, the Firm expanded the very next year, buying and renovating a stately brick house built by Archibald Graham McIlwaine in 1850 as a wedding present for his daughter Jane. Located at the corner of Market and Wythe Streets in the heart of Petersburg, the office sits only a few blocks from Interstates 85 and 95, along the state’s primary North/South traffic corridor. When the Allen Firm purchased the building, the McIlwaine house was abandoned and in disrepair; in fact, a tree had even fallen through the roof! After extensive historic renovations, the building re-opened as a home for the Firm’s Petersburg branch and has been in continuous operation since that time.
Today, as personal injury law firm of Allen & Allen ‘s first one hundred years come to a close, its attorneys renew their commitment to deliver exceptional legal services to their personal injury clients in Petersburg and Southside Virginia. They also look forward to giving their clients, in the next century, the same kind of individual attention and help that clients have come to expect and rely on as they seek justice for their injuries and losses.
Paul D. Hux is the firm’s Petersburg personal injury attorney. With 20 years of experience in personal injury practice, he has established a reputation for obtaining excellent trial results on his clients’ behalf. Mr. Hux is listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, a magazine which identifies attorneys recognized by their peers for excellence in the personal injury field.
In addition, Malcolm P. McConnell and Jason W. Konvicka handle Petersburg medical malpractice cases. These attorneys represent persons who have been injured or the families of persons who have died because of medical negligence.