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:

Hometown Hero1. Mike Arnold
Charlottesville, VA
 Karen Atkinson2. Karen Atkinson
Henrico, VA
Corey Beazley3. Corey Beazley
Hanover, VA
 Christine Blake4. Christine Blake
Fredericksburg, VA
 Elizabeth Breeden5. Elizabeth Breeden
Charlottesville, VA
Hometown Hero6. Chris Bryant
Prince George, VA
Tim Carlson7. Tim Carlson
Fredericksburg, VA
Arlene Carter8. Arlene Carter
Axton, VA
Hometown Hero9. Bradford Caudill
Fredericksburg, VA
Hometown Hero10. Penny Chaffin
Hopewell, VA
Robin Clark11. Robin Clark
Charlottesville, VA
Hometown Hero12. Jermaine Chandler
Richmond, VA
Hometown Hero13. Kristine Clifford
Spotsylvania, VA
Hometown Hero14. John Collison
Spotsylvania, VA
Bonnie and Bill Cooper15. Bonnie and Bill Cooper
Scottsville, VA
George Crocker16. George Crocker
Petersburg, VA
Hometown Hero17. Kevin Delaney
Jetersville, VA
Hometown Hero18. Shawna Diemer,
Stephen Diemer,
Jenna Brandon
Palmyra, VA
Hometown Hero19. Angel Ditzel
Fredericksburg, VA
Hometown Hero20. William Harris
Emporia, VA
William Haussmann21. William Haussmann
Earlysville, VA
Joann Henry22. Joann Henry
Richmond, VA
Carter Hill23. Carter Hill
Richmond, VA
Bill Howard24. Bill Howard
Keswick, VA
Brooke Jenkins25. Brooke Jenkins
Charlottesville, VA
Johnny Johnson26. Johnny Johnson
Fredericksburg, VA
Dale Koglin27. Dale Koglin
Warrenton, VA
Hometown Hero28. Kathy Lane
Chesterfield, VA
Kimberley Martin29. Kimberley Martin
Henrico, VA
Hometown Hero30. Alex Mayes
Mechanicsville, VA
Bryan McDermott31. Bryan McDermott
King George, VA
Hometown Hero32. Brian Mellott
Ruckersville, VA
Lynn Morgan33. Lynn Morgan
Spotsylvania, VA
Kim Newlen34. Kim Newlen
Richmond, VA
Julia Norton Wilma Upshur35. Julia Norton,
Wilma Upshur
Richmond, VA
Wayne Perry36. Wayne Perry
Fredericksburg, VA
Terrell Pollard37. Terrell Pollard
Richmond, VA
Travis Puffenbarger38. Travis Puffenbarger
Mechanicsville, VA
Karen Pusey39. Karen Pusey
Mechanicsville, VA
Ann and Doug Rohrer40. Ann and Doug Rohrer
Richmond, VA
Hometown Hero41. Martha Rollins
Richmond, VA
Les Sinclair42. Les Sinclair
Charlottesville, VA
Tony Squire43. Tony Squire
Richmond, VA
Eric Sundberg44. Eric Sundberg
Richmond, VA
Carmine Tavormina45. Carmine Tavormina
Palmyra, VA
Alma TaylorWilliam TaylorJanet Green46. Alma Taylor,
William Taylor,
Janet Green
Spotsylvania, VA
Jayne Toellner47. Jayne Toellner
Fredericksburg, VA
Bruce Vecchioni48. Bruce Vecchioni
Chester, VA
Hometown Hero49. Sheila Williams
Charlottesville, VA
Michael Wilson50. 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.