I am the managing attorney of the Allen Law Firm's Charlottesville office. I am an experienced trial attorney, dedicated to protecting the rights of my clients in all areas of personal injury law including car accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, brain injury, motorcycle accidents and wrongful death cases. My legal career spans over 30 years of courtroom experience focused on criminal and civil trials, including personal injury cases. I was born in Charlottesville, Va. and raised in Madison County. I graduated magna cum laude from Washington and Lee University in 1976 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. I attended law school at the University of Virginia, graduating and then joining the Virginia State Bar in 1979. Before joining Allen & Allen, I practiced law as a trial attorney in Central Virginia for almost 30 years. I was elected by my peers to represent the 16th Circuit as a member of the Bar Council, the governing body of the Virginia State Bar, from 2000-2006. I served on the 7th District Ethics Committee of the Virginia State Bar from 1999 to 2005, including a term as Chairman.