Ted is a formidable adversary, whose wealth of
experience and talent has enabled him to score many victories for his clients
both through settlement and at trial in a variety of personal injury cases
including brain injury, wrongful death, truck accidents and car accidents. He
has litigated a broad range of matters in the area of personal injury law, in
both state and federal court and is known for his practicality and ability to
find creative solutions to his clients' legal problems.
Ted is among the outstanding trial lawyers in the
state of Virginia. He has been recognized in the book Best Lawyers In America
since 1987 and has been elected to Fellowship in the International Academy of
Trial Lawyers, a highly selective honorary legal organization.
A leader of the organized bar, Ted served as
President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association in 1993-94 and is a former
chair of the Tort Law Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Within the Allen law firm, he is known for his tremendous appetite for work.
Ted's responsibilities as attorney and partner at Allen & Allen have
included personal injury litigation, products liability litigation, medical
malpractice litigation, and law firm management.
In 1980, Ted became the first member of the
Virginia State Bar to be board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the
National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has also served as a faculty member for
the course on Professionalism given to new Bar members.
Ted has won major cases, some of which involved
litigation of novel issues on the cutting edge of tort law. Among them are a
medical malpractice case against a psychiatrist who had sexual relations with
an adolescent patient and a products liability case against the manufacturer of
a washing machine for a young woman who lost her hand when the washing machine
malfunctioned. Ted also won a groundbreaking products liability case that
extended the time limitation in Virginia within which a plaintiff can sue the
manufacturer of asbestos-containing insulation products because the ill effects
of exposure to asbestos may not become manifest for many years.
Ted enjoys working with the talented and
professional team at Allen & Allen. His particular passions are ensuring
victims' rights and safety, and improving accident prevention. Ted joined the
firm in 1973 after his law school graduation. He served as President of the
Allen law firm from 1990 to 1999