Winners of Allen & Allen HOMETOWN HEROES 2015 Award Announced: Law Firm Begins Annual Celebration Series

July 14, 2015 – The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen has announced the winners of the 2015 Allen & Allen HOMETOWN HEROES award in celebration of local acts of kindness and heroism.

“The winners of the 2015 Allen & Allen HOMETOWN HEROES represent the spirit of giving and define what being a community is all about,” said Trent Kerns, President of Allen & Allen. “For over 100 years Allen & Allen has been inspired by the everyday heroes around us – people who devote their time, energy, and talents toward improving our communities.”

Nominations for the annual Allen & Allen HOMETOWN HEROES award were accepted from April 7, 2015 to May 24, 2015. 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 or in their personal life. The award represents an annual tradition for the local law firm, having honored over 300 individuals since it was created in 2010.

“Allen & Allen looks forward to the HOMETOWN HEROES award every year – it’s a time for celebration and a time to honor the citizens of the Commonwealth who demonstrate what it takes to be a true hero,” said Kerns. “The annual Allen & Allen HOMETOWN HERO award is our way of thanking neighborhood leaders, dedicated teachers, our brave first responders, and others striving to make the community a better place.”

The selected HOMETOWN HEROES represent inspiration to Allen & Allen. They are firemen, policemen, foster parents, disability advocates, 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 2015 Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes include:

  • Clint Arrington – Powhatan
  • Nathou Attinger – Schuyler
  • Paula Bartello – Fredericksburg
  • Robert Bell, Jr. – Henrico
  • Shaw Blackmon – Henrico
  • Kimberly Braine-Tillem – Glen Allen
  • Janet Call – Stanardsville
  • Sam Carannante – Palmyra
  • Jonathan Carrier – Palmyra
  • Bianca Clark & Mark Gillispie – Charlottesville
  • Patricia Clement – Henrico
  • George Fickett – Prince George
  • Patricia FitzGerald – Colonial Beach
  • Karen Foster – Spotsylvania
  • Sally Graham – Goochland
  • James Gregory, Sr. – Drakes Branch
  • Chris Hall – Ruther Glen
  • Richard “Dick” Halterman – Fort Defiance
  • Mary Hetzel – Richmond
  • Walter Hussey – Palmyra
  • Morgan Jacobs – Charlottesville
  • Kit Jenkins – Chester
  • Darrel Johnson – King George
  • C. Lynn Lenahan – Bowling Green
  • Christopher Lynch – Ft. Lee
  • Henry Mack – Chesterfield
  • Cynthia Marlowe – Richmond
  • Leigh McCrea – Farmville
  • Thomas McGowan – Stafford
  • LinGina Moe – North Chesterfield
  • Alma Morgan – Mechanicsville
  • Rosia Parker – Charlottesville
  • Nick Pasker – Mechanicsville
  • Tom Powell – Ruckersville
  • Mary Beth Rich – Stafford
  • Sharon Richardson – Richmond
  • Adam Rodriguez – Palmyra
  • Bert Seitzinger – Stafford
  • Lou Stevens – Richmond
  • Sylvia Stewart – Richmond
  • Sherry Taylor – Charlottesville
  • Tina Townsend – Locust Grove
  • John J. Wall – Spotsylvania
  • Shannon Walsh – Charlottesville
  • Julia Warren – Richmond
  • Kiara Weatherless – Mechanicsville
  • Matthew Webster – Midlothian
  • Rose Williams – Charlottesville
  • Clarence and Carol Williams, and David Witt – Chesterfield

The winning Allen & Allen HOMETOWN HEROES will be honored at a series of award events taking place in Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Charlottesville. The law firm invites the community to come out and celebrate these extraordinary individuals. The schedule of events includes:

Friday, July 17, 2015
Chamomile and Whiskey Concert
Charlottesville, Virginia
Fridays After Five

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball Game
Richmond, Virginia

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Heart Concert
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Celebrate Virginia Live Concert

About the Firm: Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is the oldest and largest law firm in Virginia limiting its practice to personal injury. In business for over 100 years, the firm currently has more than 25 attorneys who handle wrongful death cases and 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.