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About Me

I enjoy serving my clients, and helping them solve their problems using legal tools.


I have been in practice since 1993, and am licensed and admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC.  I am an experienced advocate and expert problem solver, and I very much enjoy serving my clients.


I have experience in a variety of legal areas, including contracts, personal injury (motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, workers compensation, FELA), employment, procurement, business / corporate, compliance, employment, litigation, real estate / construction, and intellectual property.


I have handled matters throughout all of Maryland, Virginia, and DC, as well as the greater Mid-Atlantic region as a whole.  After more than 22 years practicing in the region, I have a wide network of referrals for those matters which I cannot handle.





Practice Areas


  1. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    21 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    22 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    22 years
  4. Employment & Labor: 15%
    15 years
  5. Other: 30%
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Attorney Endorsements

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  • James Brice Newell

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Contact Info


P.O. Box 4233
Ashburn, VA, 20148


DCActive 199405/24/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law199311/29/2012
MOInactive voluntarily199401/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyALLEN LEGAL2015 - Present
Trial AttorneyAIG Insurance Company2013 - 2015
Chair, Litigation Practice GroupGeneral Counsel, PC2011 - 2013
PartnerClark & Allen, PC2008 - 2011
OwnerAllen Legal, PLLC2005 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia State BarCertified arbitrator, Attorney-client fee dispute program2009 - Present
Virginia State Bar, Litigation Sectionmember2000 - Present
District of Columbia Barmember1994 - Present
Missouri State Barmember1994 - Present
Virginia State Barmember1993 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationmemberN/A
Virginia Association of Defense AttorneysmemberN/A
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Medical Malpractice SectionmemberN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Products Liability SectionmemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
James Wilson v Notre Dame AcademyDefense Verdict at trial
Robert Herman v McCarthy Enterprises, Inc.Jury Verdict for my client
Jeffrey Sharpe v Rodney ScruggsJury Verdict, setting record in that Court
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Rutgers UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington Executives AssociationNon-Compete Agreements2013
How To Protect Yourself From Online DefamationDefending Against Online Defamation2012
Washington Executives AssociationLitigation For a Business Owner2011