At Allen & Allen PC, you are not just a case number to us. We focus on people first and work tirelessly to ensure you are protected every step of the way as your case moves through the justice system. When you engage Allen & Allen PC you will be backed up by a team with decades of experience, that values communication and excellence.
We begin every consultation by listening to your concerns and identifying your desired outcome. We appreciate how stressful it is to face any kind of legal challenge and reduce uncertainty by providing a clear picture of what you can expect in uncomplicated language. We are adept at identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your case and can provide you with an honest assessment of the most likely outcome.
With more than 45 years of experience William “Billy” Allen is a sixth generation lawyer in a long line of family lawyers and judges who have practiced law in the state of Virginia for more than 250 years. He is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
“As a child, I witnessed the hard work and passion that both his parents had for the law, his father as a criminal defense attorney and his mother as an assistant to Justice Douglas of the U.S. Supreme Court. I joke that sometimes, it felt like I grew up in the Supreme Court.
I tried to deny my calling as a lawyer for a few years and was planning on pursuing a career in medicine, when my dad said something that has stayed with me through the years, “The community needs lawyers who are willing to represent people in their most difficult times.” When I realized how my talents could help people through some of the most challenging points in their lives, I knew I had found my calling. I wanted to bring competence, expertise and understanding to help people navigate the judicial system.
After law school I was appointed to represent many indigent defendants on a variety of cases, from breaking and entering to arson and murder. I was privileged to join my father’s practice in 1973 and enjoyed working and learning from him until his death in 1979. I tried and won my first criminal jury trial 10 days after passing the bar exam.
Over the years I have helped thousands of clients and I welcome the opportunity to put my vast experience to work in your service.”
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
J.D. – 1973
Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
Major: Political Science
U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1975
Admitted to practice at the Supreme Court of the United States in November of 1976
88% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Criminal Law, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Certified Lead Trial Counsel for Capital Murder Defense
James Madison University, Professor (Part-Time)
Commissioner of Accounts for Shenandoah County
Phi Delta Phi
Paula Ryan joined Allen & Allen, PC as a paralegal in May 2022. She began her paralegal career in 2015 after spending 17 years working for the Political Forum, as an economic and policy analyst. Paula also worked as a Development Communications Writer for Susan B. Anthony List and a freelance writer for The Family Foundation.
Paula earned a master’s degree in Public Policy, with a cognate in Middle Eastern Studies, from the Helms School of Government at Liberty University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from James Madison University.
Paula resides in Mt. Jackson, Virginia with her husband, Rick. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, playing with their two dogs, and spending time with her family.
Stephanie K. Burgin was born and raised in Shenandoah County, Virginia. She graduated from Laurel Ridge Community College and later attended Old Dominion University.
Stephanie began her legal career at the Shenandoah County Circuit Court as a deputy clerk, where she went on to become the Criminal Division Supervisor for two years, working with various judges, attorneys, and law enforcement agencies.
Stephanie joined Allen and Allen, P.C. as a domestic and criminal law paralegal in 2021 and is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
Stephanie resides in Woodstock, Virginia with her husband and two beautiful children.”