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Chad Carter Allen

Family Attorney at Yorktown, VA

4.0   11 reviews

also known as C. Carter Allen


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About Chad

Learn Chad’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Family
    85%
    Divorce, custody and visitation, support ... these are but a sampling of the variety of family law issues which a client or potential client may face. There is little which I haven't seen and I stand ready to put that experience to work for you.

    14 years

  2. Criminal defense
    15%
    Traffic and DUI, Misdemeanors and Felonies, domestic assaults. Whether you prefer to argue your case in front of a judge or would rather take it to a jury of your peers; I am willing and capable of ensuring justice ultimately prevails for you.

    14 years

Hi there. My name is C. Carter Allen. Some of you may be familiar with me as I graduated locally from Regent University School of Law in 2008 and have been in practice in the Hampton Roads area ever since. Now, after 10 years of successfully flying solo, I have been welcomed to the Holcomb Law team.

I grew up in the heartland of America, in the state of Iowa, but have called Hampton Roads home since Thanksgiving Day of 1992. I currently live in Hampton with my wife, Jessica, two dogs (260 pounds worth!!), and three odd cats. I have three sons (Kyler, Sean, and Austin) and one daughter (Kayla); all but one has flown the coop; on to bright futures.

How did an Iowa boy find his way out East? The United States Marine Corps sent me here by way of sunny southern California, and I simply refused to leave! I was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps in the Infantry and Security Forces, and I like to put that initiative, drive, and leadership ability to work for our clients every day.

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Licensed for 14 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Holcomb Law, P.C.
501 Village Avenue
Suite 104
Yorktown, VA, 23693
Holcomb Law P.C.
468 Investors Place
Suite 202A
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
Holcomb Law PC
29 S Mallory Street
Suite 206
Hampton, VA, 23663
Holcomb Law, P.C.
11815 Fountain Way
Suite 300
Newport News, VA, 23606
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Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable
Great consultation. He answered all of my questions and was clear about how the process works. I left feeling confident in moving forward with him, if I choose to do so in the future.
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Advice
My consultation with Mr. Allen went way better than expected. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Emily | June 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just needed a consultation
I came in lost and not knowing where to even start. I booked a consultation with Mr. Carter and am so thankful I did. He listened to the details of my situation, explained so much to me and patiently answered all of my questions. I walked out feeling confident that I could take the next steps. If you are looking for a lawyer who will listen, educate and have your best interest in mind - call Carter Allen.
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Posted by Katherine Slade | December 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer, with Good Communication Skils
I hired Holcomb law firm to help me with a guardianship conservatorship case. Mr. Allen was the lawyer that represented me at my hearing. He was very caring and really listened to my concerns. He exibited knowlege of the law during the hearing and and truly advocated for me. He was able to get my case dismissed. He was always quick to respond to my concerns and offer good advice. I would highly recommend him. And I would use him again if I needed legal help.
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Posted by Lyndsey | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Mr. Allen is exceptional at what he does. He’s very knowledgeable and was able to get an order of protection I had against me dropped. I would choose him and Holcomb Law all over again.
Posted by Donna | April 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Masterful
Mr. Allen is a master of his craft. He comes to court prepared and is quick thinking before the judge. Mr. Allen is definitely an attorney you want on your side.
Posted by Jared | March 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Subject Matter Expert....ALL STAR
Mr. Allen and his legal team is regarded as the best in their field and it shows. From legal action, to professionalism and tact, his character shows true endearment to your case and his response time is unparalleled among the rest. Mr. Allen took on my case with the upmost confidence that all intentions would be met, adhering to what was most best in my case, my children, and in accordance with the law. He is very well versed in many forms of legislation and is considered a Subject Matter Expert by all of his peers. I was very fortunate to work with Mr. Allen as he made the process extremely worry free and confluent across the board. I never needed to worry about documentation, appointments, and even outcomes as he was always on top of everything needed for court and my case. Mr. Allen devoted 100% of his time towards my case when necessary, reading over hundreds of documents and fine-combed line by line to meet our needs. Last but not least, Mr. Allen's focus was never about the cost, as he was more in-line with the outcome and the work necessary to get there. I am very appreciative for his tried and true work ethic and more so happy with the outcome of my case and the level of comfort I felt throughout the entire process. Mr. Allen is a diligent and tenacious attorney who will always be on your side and fight till the very end with you. He is passionate about his career and clients and it shows with every word in your defense. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Allen for any case you may be consulting over and will continue to work with him for years to come. Thank you Carter for everything you have done for my family and I. You truly are an ALL STAR!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever
I can't thank Mr. Allen enough on how well he did on my custody case. He was prepared, knowledgeable and kept me informed throughout the whole case. Thanks Mr. Allen, you truly are the best attorney!
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child support
I hired him for child support- feel things that were discussed in the consultation were rediscussed the day of court, which added more time. Was not told to bring certain documents that I should have been advised prior to court date, i feel I could’ve done this myself, unfortunately.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No honor
Awful lawyer for divorce. Never finished paperwork. Or filing. His wife is the receptionist and an awful human being. He allowed the other attorney to prepare divorce threatened me with cost of court and advised me to give up everything.after 22 years of marriage. I lost everything.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not prepared
Made excuses in court for lack of preparedness. Agreed to things, then he couldn't explain why or what it meant. Submitted documents late to court.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Holcomb Law, P.C.
  • 2019 - Present
  • President
  • Carter Allen Law
  • 2008 - 2019

Education

  • Regent University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Custody Case Appeal
  • Custody awarded to client

Associations

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hampton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hampton Rotary Club
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Places to Work
  • Virginia Business
  • 2022
  • Best of Family Law, Criminal Defense, Mediation
  • Daily Press Choice Awards
  • 2021
  • Best Places to Work
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2021
  • Inc. 5000 Series D.C. Metro
  • Inc. Magazine
  • 2020
  • Best Law Firm
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2020
  • Businesses with Fun and Fulfilling Company Cultures
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2019
  • Best of Yorktown
  • Yorktown Award Program
  • 2019
  • Best of Family Law, Criminal Defense, Mediation - Peninsula
  • Daily Press Choice Awards
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • You Matter Saturday
  • Family Law
  • 2020
  • You Matter Saturday
  • Family Law
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Chad
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Allen for many years. I have had the opportunity to observe him and work with him at Holcomb Law. He is knowledgeable, professional, and a skilled trial lawyer. I would recommend him with confidence on any family law matters."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse and recommend Carter as an attorney. Carter is sharp, thorough, professional, and also very approachable. Carter will examine all sides of an issue, providing vital and penetrating insight into potential advantages and liabilities of his client's decisions. Carter is direct and yet diplomatic. He commands respect when he speaks, and he listens intently. He sets and communicates clear objectives, and his courtroom presentation of argument and evidence is one of the best I've seen."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I’ve know Carter for a few years, and can say that he is well respected in the legal community. He is a zealous and tenacious advocate for his clients, and is driven to obtain each client’s best possible outcome and succeeds often to the surprise of those clients. When it comes to having an attorney who will have your back, there are few who bring the combination of qualities to bear along with the dedication to actually make effective use of those traits. Carter is the kind of attorney that you want on your side, but are not anxious to engage as an opponent."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Excellent, knowledgeable and experienced attorney who works hard to obtain great results."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. He communicates artfully, comports himself professionally, acts with integrity, and provides wise advise! I very much respect him as a legal colleague!"
Family Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Carter Allen is an exceptional attorney who brings many years of experience to each case he handles. His professionalism and dedication are second to none. Carter is also an excellent mentor and his advice has helped me grow tremendously, both professionally and personally. I would highly recommend Carter Allen!"
Family Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. As a co-worker, he is pleasant to work with and a pivotal member of the Holcomb Team! As an Attorney, he is honest, hard-working, and dedicated! Truly, someone you would want on your side and fighting for you!"
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