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James Kessel

James Kessel

Trial Attorney; Allen, Allen, Allen, & Allen, P.C.
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • Virginia, West Virginia
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Summary

James Mick "Jamie" Kessel has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of Virginians who have been seriously injured or killed because of the negligence of others. He enjoys being in court and believes each and every case should be handled from the beginning as if it were going to be tried before a jury. Jamie is an experienced trial attorney and has handled cases in State and Federal Courts throughout Virginia. His practice focuses on representing accident victims and their families in cases involving: car wrecks; tractor trailer accidents; wrongful deaths; distracted driving; dog bites; and dangerous premises.

Jamie graduated cum laude from West Virginia University and received his law degree from the University of Richmond. Early in his career he worked in defense litigation, giving him insight into how defense lawyers think and how to protect his clients' best interests. Before joining the Allen Law Firm, he spent eight years practicing as a personal injury attorney in Richmond, Virginia and West Virginia.

Jamie is dedicated to serving his legal community and is active in the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice where he served on the New Lawyers Division (NLD) Board of Governors for seven years. He also believes in the importance of helping law students understand the significance of the jury system and frequently volunteers to judge local and national moot court competitions.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Distracted Driving
  • Premises Liability
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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West Virginia
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U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Virginia Supreme Court
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West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Allen, Allen, Allen, & Allen, P.C.
- Current
Trial Attorney
Marks & Harrison
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Trial Attorney
James Mick Kessel, Attorney and Counselor at Law
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Associate Attorney and Law Clerk
Stout, Howard, Billy & Seli
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Intern
Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, Richmond, VA
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Intern
Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
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Intern
Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Charleston, WV
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Education
University of Richmond School of Law
J.D. (2002) | Law
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West Virginia University
B.A. (1999) | Political Science
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Honors: Cum Laude
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Awards
Top 50: Richmond
Virginia Super Lawyers
Top 100: Virginia
Virginia Super Lawyers
NLD Award for Excellence
American Association for Justice
Personal Injury Plaintiff
Virginia Super Lawyers
(2013-Present)
Rising Star
Virginia Super Lawyers
(Rising Star)
Legal Elite - Litigation
Virginia Business Magazine
(2010-2015)
AV Preeminent - Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
The Highest Available
Peer Rated: 10 out of 10
Avvo.com
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar # 51034
Member
Current
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
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Southern Trial Lawyers Association
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American Association for Justice
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Virginia Bar Association
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West Virginia State Bar # 11222
Member
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Henrico County Bar Association
Member
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Richmond Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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Public Justice Foundation
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West Virginia Association for Justice
Former Member
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Kanawha County Bar Association
Former Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Short Pump Office Homepage
Blog
Allen & Allen - Law Blog
Contact & Map
Allen & Allen - Short Pump Office
11577 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 388-1307
Telephone: (804) 836-1170
Fax: (804) 836-1189
Allen & Allen - Richmond Office
1809 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 388-1307
Telephone: (804) 353-1200
Fax: (804) 257-7599