W. Coleman Allen, Jr.

W. Coleman Allen, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Richmond, VA

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, P.C.
 | 1809 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 804-353-1200
Fax: 804-257-7589
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2013, 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Recognized as an experienced and successful trial attorney, Coleman is dedicated to achieving superior results for all of his clients in the areas of personal injury, wrongful deathbrain injuryairplane accidents and product liability. He passionately litigates on their behalf and is undeterred by difficult circumstances or special challenges.

    With impressive skill in the courtroom, Coleman presents thoroughly prepared cases in a persuasive and articulate manner. He often takes creative and innovative approaches in order to advance his clients' causes.

    While he thrives in a courtroom environment, Coleman is equally well known for his skills as an accomplished negotiator.  Understanding the costs, risks and delays associated with litigation, he has distinguished himself by negotiating effectively very favorable settlements for his clients.  Whether in the courtroom or through negotiation, he strives to achieve the best result he can for his clients.

    Coleman promotes great professionalism and legal expertise by actively and eagerly sharing his knowledge and skills with his colleagues, both inside the law firm and with the bar generally.  He often leads seminars and panels to instruct and facilitate discussions focusing on personal injury practice, insurance and trial advocacy.

    In the strong tradition of his father and grandfather before him, Coleman recognizes the importance of working closely with local, state and federal politicians to maintain and improve rights for personal injury victims. He understands the critical importance of ensuring the rights of others throughout all government systems and branches.

    Certificates and Credentials

    About Coleman Allen, Jr.

    Admitted: 1980, Virginia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.allenandallen.com/attorneys/w-coleman-allen-jr/


    • Former President, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (1996-97)
    • Fellow, Roscoe Pound Foundation
    • Member, Boyd-Graves Conference
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
    • Leaders in the Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2009)
    • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (1995 - Present)
    • Founding Fellow and former President, Southern Trial Lawyers Association (1999-2000)
    • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Recipient, Patrick Henry Award for steadfast devotion to the just and sound government of the commonwealth
    • The Professor W. McKinley Smiley, Jr. Lighthouse Award Winner (2008)
    • Listed, Best Lawyers in Richmond, Richmond Magazine (July 1999)
    • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Named by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia to mandatory professional ethics program faculty (1992-95)
    • Faculty, Masters of Advocacy Seminar, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Past Chairman of Continuing Legal Education for lawyers, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Member, Brain Injury Association of Virginia
    • Member, Southern Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Member, Virginia State Bar
    • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, "Sources of Coverage: Insurance Coverage for Personal Injury Actions in Virginia", 5th Edition November 2003, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

    Representative Clients:

    • James, Mechanicsville, VA - http://www.allenandallen.com/w-coleman-allen-jr-testimonials.htmlI’m one lucky guy. Coleman is a magician. I would recommend him to anybody who has a personal injury claim. Coleman and his team were very professional. It was a nice atmosphere. Everyone was very pleasant. Throughout my case they were concerned about my health and what was going on with me. They really care. They even sent me a card on my birthday.  His legal assistant Susan did a great job. She kept in touch and called me to follow up regularly. Coleman is very personable. He stuck with my case and I felt like he was a team player and we were a team. I was ecstatic about the outcome of my case. I’m extremely grateful for everything Coleman did for me. I never thought I would be involved in a personal injury case but when I needed a lawyer, Allen & Allen was the name that came to mind. I’m so glad I called. 
    • Linda, Midlothian, VA - http://www.allenandallen.com/w-coleman-allen-jr-testimonials.htmlI would absolutely recommend Coleman. Mr. Allen and his staff were lovely to work with. It was a very emotional time, but they made me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. Susan, his legal assistant, was very nice and professional. When I realized that Mr. Allen would be representing me, I was humbled that he would handle my case. I was very pleased with the legal services I received. I had a comfort level at every office I visited. Mr. Allen called me personally, which was very nice. I felt he would try his best for me and felt at ease with him in control of my case. He was great at explaining the ins and outs of the medical process. It was a totally positive experience, all around.
    • Angela, Richmond, VA - http://www.allenandallen.com/w-coleman-allen-jr-testimonials.html Elizabeth Allen actually represented me in the 80's when I was a passenger in the accident and was living in Petersburg at the time. In my recent accident, I was hit from the side, which exacerbated a degenerative disease I didn't know I already had. Initially I met with another personal injury attorney who did not appear to be receptive to my situation - he was not nice at all. From my first encounter back in November 2011 with the Allen Law Firm, to the time that my case was settled, there was a spirit of kindness offered by all those I encountered that was obvious yet not forced. As the case proceeded, there were several changes made along the way; from Chris Meyer and his team, to Coleman Allen and his team. However, I always felt comfortable and confident that this firm was going to ensure that I received the best and most appropriate outcome. The same holds true when I'd read the articles posted on cases won by the firm and the monetary awards received. Mr. Allen got me exactly what he said he would be able to. He, like Chris Meyer, shared everything with me and was very transparent. Whenever we talked, I had no worries. I was definitely pleased with the outcome of my case. It was a long process, but it worked out in my favor. I've done a bit of bragging about who my attorney was to anyone that would listen. But being represented by someone that is a published author on the subject is worthy of my bragging. Yes, I would most definitely recommend Mr. Allen and his team. I was 100% satisfied from the time that I walked through the door. Everyone was professional and friendly – I know I'm in a safe zone when I'm at Allen & Allen. I pray that I never have to experience the trauma of being in a vehicle accident ever again but if it should happen, be assured that I know where to find my new family.


    Educational Background:

    • M.B.A, University of Virginia, 1980
    • B.A., Yale University, 1976
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    Office Location for W. Coleman Allen, Jr.

    1809 Staples Mill Road
    Richmond, VA 23230

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