Seven Allen & Allen Attorneys Named in 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers, One Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Richmond, Virginia – Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, announced that seven attorneys at the law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen have been named in the 2019 edition. Those attorneys are Malcolm P. McConnell, Edward L. Allen, W. Coleman Allen, Jr., P. Christopher Guedri, Jason W. Konvicka, Courtney A. Van Winkle, and Derrick L. Walker.

The Allen Law Firm is also pleased to announce that, in addition to being listed in Best Lawyers, Malcolm P. McConnell has been named the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in Richmond.

“It is humbling and gratifying to have the work you do on behalf of your clients and your partners recognized in Best Lawyers. To receive ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in the area of my chosen specialty – Medical Malpractice law – is all the more rewarding,” said McConnell.

In addition to being named “Lawyer of the Year,” McConnell, a Richmond attorney and firm partner, has been recognized in the practice area of Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs. He leads the Allen Law Firm’s medical malpractice litigation team and has won numerous “top ten” verdicts in Virginia. He has been listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, and was noted as a “Top Medical Malpractice Lawyer” by Richmond Magazine.

Edward L. Allen, firm president and managing partner of the Fredericksburg office, has been recognized in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Specializing in car and trucking accidents, as well as premises liability and traumatic brain injury, he has tried and won personal injury cases in state and federal courts. He is a former president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and is listed in Virginia Super Lawyers.

  1. Coleman Allen, a Richmond attorney and firm partner, has been recognized in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. He specializes in products liability, aviation, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, and class action lawsuits at the trial and appellate level. He has served as president for the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and is listed in Virginia Super Lawyers.
  2. Christopher Guedri, a Richmond attorney, has been recognized in the practice areas of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. Guedri’s victories include substantial courtroom verdicts as well as settlements in cases involving truck accidents, product defects, wrongful death, and catastrophic injuries. Guedri is listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, as well as in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “Top Verdicts.” He was elected as a fellow for the International Academy of Trial Lawyers in 2008. Guedri was also listed in the “Legal Elite Best Lawyers” in Virginia Business Magazine in 2005 and 2008.

Jason W. Konvicka, a Richmond attorney and firm partner, has been recognized in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. In addition to being listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, Konvicka has achieved impressive verdicts and settlements in wrongful death, bus accident, traumatic brain injury, and tractor trailer accident cases. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate and he has successfully argued before the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2017, Konvicka was honored with induction to the exclusive International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Courtney A. Van Winkle, a Richmond attorney and firm partner, was recognized in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. She specializes in personal injury, tractor trailer, brain injury and wrongful death cases. She is listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, is a past president of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association Richmond Chapter, and is an active member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Derrick L. Walker, a Richmond attorney, was recognized in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Walker is regarded as a leader in the legal community. He enjoys an impressive record of success, and has represented clients in a wide range of federal and state court cases. Walker, who is listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, was the 2018 Chair of the Minority Caucus for the American Association for Justice.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers® is an honor due to the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an expansive annual peer-review survey.

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About the Allen Law Firm: Established in 1910, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is Virginia’s oldest and largest personal injury law firm. Identified by their compassionate approach to helping clients and for the record-setting verdicts they have achieved, Allen & Allen is also known for their service to the community through volunteer and sponsorship efforts, scholarship awards, and their popular Hometown Heroes and Sober Ride Home Programs. The firm has eight locations in Virginia.

About Best Lawyers: Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe. The Best Lawyers in America list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country.

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