Courtney Allen Van Winkle

Taking the time to explain a client’s case and keeping her clients informed throughout the legal process are the characteristics that make Courtney Allen Van Winkle a trusted adviser.

For 30 years, she has been protecting and fighting for her injured clients and their families. Clients describe Courtney as passionate, knowledgeable, committed, highly skilled, and genuinely kind. She effectively navigates the complex side of personal injury litigation while never forgetting to care for the emotional side of her clients’ needs.

A partner with the firm, Courtney regularly handles cases in the areas of tractor-trailer accidents, brain injury, and wrongful death. Based in the firm’s Richmond office, she serves clients nationwide and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

As part of the third generation of Allen litigators, Courtney grew up understanding that all people need experienced representation to protect them and to level the playing field when facing large corporations. She believes that injured parties deserve justice, and aggressively takes on insurance companies to preserve her clients’ rights. As such, Courtney is one of the Allen & Allen attorneys included in Best Lawyers in America (2019-2021), a publication universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Courtney’s compassion is evident in her client relationships. A determined advocate for injured people, she is dedicated to carrying on the legacy that her grandfather began over a hundred years ago. She believes that being part of her family’s firm is not a job, but a lifelong commitment to helping people.

Courtney and her husband Peter have four children. Courtney enjoys spending time with her children and participating in their varied interests. A perfect day off for Courtney is spent playing with her family and friends in the surf in Virginia Beach.

Linda from Chesterfield

I was in a car accident and had a concussion and suffered memory loss. I didn’t know what I was looking for, so I called an attorney who referred me to Courtney. She was very friendly and very nice and took the weight off my shoulders. She went slowly with me and was very patient. I am very pleased and will definitely give out Courtney’s name in the future. I kept saying, “Thank God I have Courtney!” Linda from Chesterfield


  • Partner and Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen, & Allen (1990 – Present)
  • Intern, Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia (1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court – Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia


  • J.D., T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond (1990)
  • B.A., Psychology and Political Science, Vanderbilt University (1986)


  • Named to the Virginia Lawyers Weekly 2019 class of “Influential Women of Law” (2019)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (2019 – present)
  • Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers (Top 5% of Virginia Attorneys) (2015 – present)

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • National Advisory Board, The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLAmerica)
  • President, Richmond Chapter, Virginia Women Attorneys Association (2007 – 2010)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

Speaking Engagements

  • “Social Networking – are you in or out to lunch?”, VTLA Annual Conference
  • “Social Networking – Helping or Hurting YOUR Case?”, VTLA Annual Conference
  • “Evidence Update: Statutes and Case Law, Evidence for the Trial Lawyer,” VTLA Annual Advocacy


  • Moderator, “The Trial Lawyer’s Playbook,” VTLA Annual Tort Law Seminar
  • “Children as Witnesses,” Judicial Conference for District Court Judges, Charlottesville, VA

More Accident Results

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Jason Konvicka

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Jason Konvicka
I was in a commercial vehicle accident in rural Pennsylvania. I was stopped on the highway for an accident up ahead, where they had closed the road. I looked in my rearview mirror and saw another tractor-trailer coming up behind me, and they were going full speed. There was nothing I could do. I...
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Tractor-trailer crash – $23 million jury verdict

Allen & Allen secured a $23 million verdict in the Jones vs. Moen trial. This case involved a collision between two tractor-trailers on I-295 in Virginia. The plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury and lost a leg. A truck owned by Moen Inc. had stopped for nine minutes in the emergency lane of I-295...