Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is proud to announce that seven lawyers have been included in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America, a definitive guide to legal excellence. The attorneys named are Edward L. Allen; P. Christopher Guedri; Jason W. Konvicka; Malcolm P. McConnell; Courtney Allen Van Winkle; Derrick L. Walker; and Paul D. Hux.
Edward L. Allen, firm president and trial lawyer, has been recognized in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Specializing in car and trucking accidents, as well as premises liability and traumatic brain injury, he has tried and won personal injury cases in both state and federal courts. Allen is a former president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and has been listed in Virginia Super Lawyers since 2011.
Christopher Guedri, a Richmond attorney, has been recognized in the practice areas of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. Guedri’s victories include substantial courtroom verdicts and settlements in cases involving truck accidents, product defects, wrongful death, and catastrophic injuries. In 2015, Guedri was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs by Best Lawyers.
Paul D. Hux, a firm partner, was named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer since 2010. In 2014, Paul won a record-breaking $22 million settlement for paralysis and brain injuries sustained in a crash. According to Virginia Lawyers Weekly, it was the largest personal injury settlement in Virginia involving a motor vehicle. As the managing trial attorney for the Chesterfield office, Hux specializes in cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, and premises liability.
Jason W. Konvicka, a Richmond attorney and firm partner, has been recognized in the practice areas of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs. In addition to also being listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, Konvicka has achieved impressive verdicts and settlements in wrongful death, bus accident, traumatic brain injury, and tractor trailer accident cases. In 2017, Konvicka was inducted into the exclusive International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Konvicka was also named “Lawyer of the Year” for Richmond Personal Injury Litigation in 2018 by Best Lawyers.
Malcolm P. McConnell, a Richmond attorney and firm partner, has been recognized in the practice area of Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs. He leads the Allen Law Firm’s medical malpractice litigation team and has won numerous “top ten” verdicts in Virginia. In addition to being listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, he was noted as a “Top Medical Malpractice Lawyer” by Richmond Magazine. McConnell was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in Richmond by Best Lawyers in 2013, 2016, and 2019.
Courtney Allen Van Winkle, a Richmond attorney and firm partner, was recognized in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. She specializes in personal injury, tractor trailer, brain injury, and wrongful death cases. In 2019, she was named to the Virginia Lawyers Weekly 2019 class of “Influential Women of Law.” Van Winkle is a past president of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association – Richmond Chapter and is an active member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
Derrick L. Walker, a Richmond attorney and firm partner, was recognized in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Walker specializes in cases involving wrongful death, tractor trailer accidents, traumatic brain injury, nursing homes, and medical malpractice. In addition to serving as the 2018 Chair of the Minority Caucus for the American Association for Justice, Walker was recently voted on to the Executive Committee. Walker is regarded as a leader in the legal community. He enjoys an impressive record of success, and has represented clients in a wide range of federal and state court cases.
Christopher J. Toepp, a trial attorney based out of the Fredericksburg office, has been recognized in “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers. He has also been listed as one of Virginia’s Super Lawyers since 2017, and a Legal Elite in civil litigation for four consecutive years in Virginia Business Magazine. Toepp works on a wide range of personal injury cases, including car crashes, truck accidents, and motorcycle wrecks.
Says Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer: “Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide.”