The personal injury firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen has named Douglas A. Barry president.
As its name indicates, the Allen firm is a family shop and Barry is the first president who is not a family member. Founded in 1910, the Richmond-based firm has the largest personal injury practice in the state.
Barry, 49, joined the firm in 1996 after stints as a state prosecutor and an FBI agent and three years with another personal injury firm.
He has directed the firm’s non-media marketing for several years and last year began supervising all its marketing efforts.
Barry noted that the firm has brought in such lawyers as P. Christopher Guedri and Trent S. Kerns and given them the opportunity to try major cases. “It’s a family business,” he said. “They’re still the majority shareholders, but they’re letting other people succeed.”