Malcolm P. McConnell, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Richmond, VA

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, P.C.
1809 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 804-353-1200
Fax: 804-257-7599
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Malcolm "Mic" McConnell is the lead medical malpractice attorney at Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen.  He has settled or tried cases in virtually every medical specialty since he began practicing law in 1987.  He has been rated by other attorneys as Martindale-Hubbell AV, the highest rating available for competency and ethics.  He has been listed in Virginia’s Super Lawyers every year since 2006, and in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2007. Best Lawyers in America named Mic Richmond’s Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in 2013 and 2016.

He is one of the few attorneys in America who is Board Certified in Medical Malpractice Law, by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.  He also serves on the Board of Governors of the ABPLA.  Mic is also an active member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, is Chair of the Medical Malpractice Legislative Subcommittee and serves on VTLA’s Board of Governors. 

Mic frequently lectures to medical professionals and to lawyers on issues of medical malpractice law and trial advocacy and serves on the faculty of the Virginia College of Trial Advocacy.  Mic also helped write and lobby on behalf a new law to extend time limits for cancer victims to file medical malpractice suits to ensure their rights do not expire before they are aware of their illness


About Malcolm P. McConnell, III

Admitted: 1987, Virginia

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers in America (2007 - Present)
  • “Lawyer of the Year” Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in Richmond, VA by Best Lawyers in America (2019)
  • Best Lawyers in America: 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" Richmond Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs 
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America: 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" Richmond Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs 
  • "Top Medical Malpractice Lawyer", Richmond Magazine (1999)

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified in medical malpractice law by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Representative Clients

  • Linda,   Amelia, VA - had seen the advertisements for Allen & Allen on TV and I saw the sign for the Chesterfield office frequently while driving up and down Rte. 360. The office was close for me and with the reputation of the firm I decided Allen & Allen would be the best choice for me. Allen & Allen also does a lot of good in the community. It is nice to see that they care to get involved and they want to help others. Mr. Kerns was in the office the day I came in and took me to his office to hear my story. He just listened to me and made me feel comfortable.  I felt at ease and I knew I was in good hands. From the beginning he told me to concentrate on getting better and let him take care of the rest. When my case was turned over to Mic McConnell, my experience was very good – actually, it was fantastic. He had a good ear for listening as well. He told me what to expect and helped me handle the depositions which was a hard experience. I learned a lot working with him. He also told me to focus on my recovery and work on getting better while they handled my case. My experience with the legal assistants and staff was also very positive. My legal assistant was compassionate and knew how to talk to me and calm me when I was stressed and upset. The receptionist in the Chesterfield office was always very nice and helpful. Allen & Allen looked out for me and cared for me. I'm very happy with the outcome of my case. I'll never be the same after my accident but after my hard work during my recovery and my attorney's hard work, I know I'll be okay.
  • Joanne from Richmond Area - My husband met Mic McConnell before my accident when he participated on a jury panel. Months after my injury, my husband finally convinced me to give Mic and Allen & Allen a call. There was still so much going on with my accident, so I was hesitant to speak to a lawyer. We live close to another law firm but we drive the extra miles to this one because of Mic. What stood out to me about Mic was how he gave me the control. Most attorneys wouldn’t do that. They’d say, “This is what they’ve offered, take it or leave it.” Or they’d tell me what to do. But Mic asked me what I wanted to do. He reminded me that this was my case and he was part of my team. Mic and Teresa are an excellent team. Teresa would call me and check in on me. She told me to call her anytime if I needed anything at all. She would really listen to me. I would recommend Allen & Allen because Mic treated me like family. The whole team treated me like family. They make you feel like an Allen.
  • Margaret,   Lynchburg, VA - suit was in process over five years. My attorney in Lynchburg recommended getting Mic McConnell and Allen & Allen involved. With Mic's help, it brought the case to fruition and closure. I'm glad it's over. I was very impressed with Mic and very pleased with the outcome of my case. I would certainly recommend Mic and Allen & Allen to anyone in need 100%.
  • Carol,   Henrico, VA - April of 2011 a routine grocery store stop changed my life forever.   The other person's insurance company immediately contacted me while I was in the hospital to make a statement over the phone.  They also came by my house the 2nd day I was home from the hospital.  I was not thinking clearly and trusted them when their agent asked for me to sign a waiver to have access to my medical records and offering me to sign for a settlement.  I realized after thinking clearly that was a dumb mistake.  I choose Mic not only because I have known him for 30+ years and consider him a friend but also knew that he had an impeccable reputation at Allen and Allen.   He immediately told me not worry that he would take care of everything.  I really feel without his involvement in the case the insurance companies would have been difficult to work with even though I have a lifelong injury. I would recommend Mic and his team.   Their professionalism and attention to my case was exceptional!
  • Vicki,   Columbia, VA - was referred by another lawyer in Charlottesville. A friend told to contact Mr. Greene and if he didn't handle medical malpractice he would refer me to someone who did. He connected me with Mic McConnell and Mic came to Charlottesville to me and my two children. I have never quite met anyone like Mr. McConnell. He was very knowledgeable but also very down to earth. He and his legal assistant, Linda, kept me informed during the whole process. Mic and Linda talked me through everything - every step of the way. In the beginning, Mic explained it was very hard to prove a medical malpractice case and the firm would need to do an investigation. A little before Thanksgiving he called to tell me that he would be able to take my case. That was bittersweet - I was really hoping the doctors had done everything they could for my husband but it turns out they had not. Once Mic took my case, he explained what was happening at every step. Every time I called with questions, they answered them and did not act like it was bothersome or a burden. They were open and honest with me throughout the case and let me know what to expect. I don't know what I would have done without Linda's support. Even though I didn't meet her in person until right before the depositions, I felt like I really knew her as a person from our interactions on the phone. I was very happy with the outcome. I wasn't doing it for the money, I was doing it for the principle, but I was very happy with the result. I would certainly refer anyone in need to Mic McConnell and Allen & Allen.
  • Cara Leigh,   Scottsville, VA - passed away in July 2001 and we started her fight in August 2001 with another law firm. When our attorney retired in the middle of the case, we were referred to Mic McConnell. The Allen & Allen law firm is well known in the area and we felt comfortable with the change. I am so glad we had attorneys that were well educated on our case. What a great team! We are very happy with the outcome. Mic spoke for Cara and fought for her. We were very impressed with him - with the level of research that he did - and with the detail and knowledge he brought to the case. We were impressed with the arguments that he crafted and were so glad he was on our side. I would recommend Allen & Allen to everyone.
  • John,   Bedford, VA - talking with several law firms regarding my family's loss I finally contacted Allen and Allen (at the insistence of my son). I didn't think a firm as prestigious as Allen and Allen would be interested in our case. I could not have been more wrong. From the initial contact with the legal nurse to my final conversation with Linda, Mr. McConnell's assistant, I knew we had found the right people to represent us. During the months that it took to resolve our case, we were always treated with the utmost respect and consideration. Mr. McConnell and his assistant Linda were very engaged with the details and our own personal struggles, while they worked to resolve our case. Questions were answered promptly and never in a condescending manner. We, as a family, felt we could trust Mr. McConnell to always represent our best interests, and he did so in a very professional manner. My children & I will always be grateful to Mr. McConnell and Allen and Allen for helping us realize some good out of this terrible situation.
  • Tamatha,   Spotsylvania, VA - can't say thank you enough. I know you were just doing your jobs, but like I've been telling everyone... you weren't paid to care so much. You always made me feel like I was your only client. That says a lot, especially when Allen and Allen is such a large law firm. Take care and God bless you.
  • Suzi,   Richmond, VA - chose Allen & Allen because I wanted to work specifically with Mic McConnell, both because I know him personally, but also because of his reputation in Virginia. Because it was an accident claim as well as personal injury, Mic suggested working with Dave Douthit, but as a team to make sure that I was comfortable and well taken care of over the journey. I could not be more happy with how the case was handled. The outcome was great, but the way that Mic and Dave guided me was superb - never was a decision made without fully explaining every possible outcome; I was always in the know every step of the way. I would absolutely recommend Mic, Dave, and the entire Allen & Allen office. They are hard-working, knowledgeable, wonderful people.
  • Norma, Mechanicsville, VA - my accident, my husband started looking through the phone book and we knew about Allen & Allen through the TV commercials so he chose to call them. We should have called from day one. We ended up waiting a few weeks to call. I would advise anyone going through a similar situation call first thing after the accident so that Allen & Allen can help them from the very beginning. We called the office and scheduled an appointment. Mic McConnell came all the way to Mechanicsville to meet with us. It was a very good experience. He put all of my concerns at ease. Made us feel like we were going to be taken care of and we were. Mic and his legal assistant Linda were just awesome. Mic was always available, as was Linda. They made time for us if my husband or I had any questions. We were able to come in and sit down to talk to them when we needed to - which was a wonderful because this was so new to us.  Linda kept us abreast of what was happening at every stage. It was a good experience all the way around. Fortunately I did not have to go to court. I know they both worked very hard to get the settlement in our case.  I imagine working with two different insurance companies was problematic at times but it all worked out wonderfully for me in the end. I was very happy with the settlement. Mic and Linda are the most caring people. Coming into something as horrendous as what happened to me, it was a blessing that they were just awesome to work with. They made me feel like I was their only client. I would absolutely recommend them.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Henrico County Bar Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Richmond Bar Association
  • Member, Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Editor and Co-Author, Medical Malpractice Law in Virginia, Virginia Continuing Legal Education Foundation

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of Richmond, 1984
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Office Location for Malcolm P. McConnell, III

1809 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230

Last Updated: 12/11/2019

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