W. Coleman Allen Jr.
A dynamic and passionate advocate for the rights of his clients, Coleman Allen has successfully litigated many traumatic brain injury claims. He has built a reputation in the legal field as a shrewd and aggressive attorney who uses every tool in the trial lawyer’s arsenal to build powerful cases for his clients. A former President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Coleman has been listed in the reference book Best Lawyers in America since 1995.
Coleman relishes a hard fought victory in litigation on behalf of clients who have suffered brain injury. As a result of their neurological deficits, brain injured clients often have special needs which Coleman is quick to recognize and sort out as he plans and develops an effective and unique trial strategy. He uses medical illustrations, video animation, and anatomical replicas to help jurors better understand the complex nature of most brain injuries.
With a keen intellect and a laser like focus on the issues likely to play a pivotal role during trial, Coleman examines every aspect of a tough brain injury case. He learns the relevant facts he needs to know in order to assemble a formidable team of medical witnesses who can testify at trial about a particular client’s specific brain injuries. Coleman’s exceptional ability to enhance the strengths of his own client’s case, while at the same time exposing the weaknesses of his opponent’s defense, make him a daunting adversary.
A master of trial strategy, Coleman carefully analyzes each piece of evidence he is likely to introduce at trial. He fights vigorously to exclude evidence that may damage his client’s claim while championing the introduction of favorable evidence. Coleman is an accomplished negotiator, and many of his best results in brain injury cases have occurred after long, hard negotiations during mediation.
Service to the legal profession is important to Coleman. He began teaching other lawyers about brain injury more than twenty years ago. In 1988, one of his earliest lectures on the subject, “Proving Damages in the Hidden Brain Injury Case”, was featured at the Southern Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) Annual Convention.
In 2008, Coleman was the recipient of STLA’s Lighthouse Award which the association presents annually to an outstanding lawyer in the field of academics, legal scholarship, and advocacy teaching and training. Coleman is a former President of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He also represents Virginia as a Member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), the premier national organization of plaintiff trial lawyers.
Virginia legislators and attorneys across the state turn to Coleman’s comprehensive reference book on insurance coverage, Sources of Insurance Coverage, for answers to their questions on complicated insurance issues. Coleman’s name appears annually in the Virginia edition of the magazine Super Lawyers. He was named one of the 2009 Leaders in the Law by Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly. He is a member of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia.
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Richmond, VA 23230
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