The Allen Law Firm Announces the Winners of the 2013 Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes Award

The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen has announced the winners of the 2013 HOMETOWN HEROES award in celebration of local acts of kindness and heroism.

This is an exciting time of year for Allen & Allen — it’s time for the firm, and the community at large, to celebrate the act of giving,” said Trent Kerns, President of Allen & Allen. “For over 100 years Allen & Allen has been greatly inspired by the heroes around us — the community members who spend each day improving the cities, small towns, and neighborhoods throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Nominations for the annual HOMETOWN HEROES award were accepted from April 1, 2013 to May 3, 2013. The public was asked to complete a nomination form in honor of their favorite local hero responsible for generating positive and measurable change in the community. “It’s an annual tradition for Allen & Allen to pause, look around, and pay tribute to the good citizens of the Commonwealth who define what it takes to be a true hero,” said Kerns.

The selected HOMETOWN HEROES represent inspiration to Allen & Allen. They are first responders, neighborhood advocates, foster parents, disability advocates, teachers, small business owners, and more. Each of the local individuals selected represent a unique and inspiring story of giving in some capacity, either on a large scale or through small everyday acts of kindness. To read about each of the HOMETOWN HEROES visit

The winning HOMETOWN HEROES will be honored at a series of award events taking place in Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Charlottesville.

Schedule of Events:

  • Charlottesville – Friday July 12, 2013 – Fridays After Five No BS Brass Band Concert
  • Fredericksburg – Friday August 9, 2013 – Celebrate Virginia Live Trace Adkins Concert
  • Richmond – Wednesday August 24, 2013 – Innsbrook After Hours Concert Featuring the Band Perry

The winners of the 2013 HOMETOWN HEROES award include:

1. Mike Arnold
Charlottesville, VA
 2. Karen Atkinson
Henrico, VA
3. Corey Beazley
Hanover, VA
 4. Christine Blake
Fredericksburg, VA
 5. Elizabeth Breeden
Charlottesville, VA
6. Chris Bryant
Prince George, VA
7. Tim Carlson
Fredericksburg, VA
8. Arlene Carter
Axton, VA
9. Bradford Caudill
Fredericksburg, VA
10. Penny Chaffin
Hopewell, VA
11. Robin Clark
Charlottesville, VA
12. Jermaine Chandler
Richmond, VA
13. Kristine Clifford
Spotsylvania, VA
14. John Collison
Spotsylvania, VA
15. Bonnie and Bill Cooper
Scottsville, VA
16. George Crocker
Petersburg, VA
17. Kevin Delaney
Jetersville, VA
18. Shawna Diemer,
Stephen Diemer,
Jenna Brandon
Palmyra, VA
19. Angel Ditzel
Fredericksburg, VA
20. William Harris
Emporia, VA
21. William Haussmann
Earlysville, VA
22. Joann Henry
Richmond, VA
23. Carter Hill
Richmond, VA
24. Bill Howard
Keswick, VA
25. Brooke Jenkins
Charlottesville, VA
26. Johnny Johnson
Fredericksburg, VA
27. Dale Koglin
Warrenton, VA
28. Kathy Lane
Chesterfield, VA
29. Kimberley Martin
Henrico, VA
30. Alex Mayes
Mechanicsville, VA
31. Bryan McDermott
King George, VA
32. Brian Mellott
Ruckersville, VA
33. Lynn Morgan
Spotsylvania, VA
34. Kim Newlen
Richmond, VA
35. Julia Norton,
Wilma Upshur
Richmond, VA
36. Wayne Perry
Fredericksburg, VA
37. Terrell Pollard
Richmond, VA
38. Travis Puffenbarger
Mechanicsville, VA
39. Karen Pusey
Mechanicsville, VA
40. Ann and Doug Rohrer
Richmond, VA
41. Martha Rollins
Richmond, VA
42. Les Sinclair
Charlottesville, VA
43. Tony Squire
Richmond, VA
44. Eric Sundberg
Richmond, VA
45. Carmine Tavormina
Palmyra, VA
46. Alma Taylor,
William Taylor,
Janet Green
Spotsylvania, VA
47. Jayne Toellner
Fredericksburg, VA
48. Bruce Vecchioni
Chester, VA
49. Sheila Williams
Charlottesville, VA
50. Michael Wilson
White Stone, VA

 Click Here to read the 2013 Hometown Heroes’ Stories

About the Firm:
Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is one of the oldest and largest law firms in Virginia limiting its practice to personal injury. In business for over 100 years, the firm currently has 26 attorneys who handle death cases as well as personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, brain injury, medical malpractice, product liability and more. Allen & Allen has eight offices located throughout Virginia in Richmond, Petersburg, Fredericksburg, Mechanicsville, Short Pump, Chesterfield County, Garrisonville, and Charlottesville.

Media Contact: Emily Krause 804 257 7570

To learn about the 50 Hometown Heroes honored in 2012, click here.

To learn about the 50 Hometown Heroes honored in 2011, click here.

To learn about the 100 Hometown Heroes honored in 2010, click here.