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Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Charles M. Allen, Esq.

Phone: 804.322.1902


Languages: English

Mr. Allen is a founder and the Managing Member of Goodman Allen Donnelly. His practice focuses on providing clients a wide range of intellectual property, commercial, product liability, professional liability, and complex litigation services. His extensive experience in intellectual property litigation, patent prosecution, trademark and copyright registration earned the firm recognition as a listed Go -To Law Firm ® of a top U.S. company in intellectual property for the last six years. Mr. Allen has served as an adjunct professor of law at T.C. Williams Law School (University of Richmond), Liberty University School of Law and The Judge Advocate General’s School of the Army. He served as the Chair of the Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism and is a frequent lecturer on litigation techniques including the use of technology in litigation, as well as ethics and professional issues.


  • U.S. Military Academy, B.S. (1976)
  • Harvard School of Law, J.D. (Cum Laude) (1982)


  • Colonel (retired), Judge Advocate General’s Corps
  • U.S. Army Reserve (1989-present)
  • U.S. Army (1976-1989)


  • Massachusetts, 1982
  • Virginia, 1989
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals (Armed Forces, 1983; 4th Circuit, 1989; D.C. Circuit, 2004)
  • U.S. District Courts (E.D. Va., 1989; D. Mass., 1991; W.D. Mich., 1993; D.D.C., 2000; W.D. Va. 2005)

Awards and Service:

  • Virginia State Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism 2010-present
  • Board of Directors, Christian Youth Theater Richmond 2010-present
  • Servant Leadership Council, Gayton Baptist Church 2006-present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Intellectual Property
  • The Legal Elite for Intellectual Property, Virginia Business Magazine, 2013 and 2014
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine, 2006-2014
  • Best Lawyers in Richmond, Product Liability, Richmond Magazine
  • Advisory Council, Associate of Graduates, U.S. Military Academy 2010-present
  • Chair, Standing Committee on Professionalism, Virginia State Bar 2009-2010
  • President, Greater Richmond, Intellectual Property Law Association 2008-2009
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Liberty University School of Law 2007
  • Mandatory Professionalism Course Faculty, Virginia State Bar 2003-2006
  • Mandatory Continuing Education Committee, Virginia State Bar 1998-2005
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, T.C. Williams Law School, University of Richmond 1996-2002
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, The Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army 1991-2003
  • Outstanding Young Military Service Attorney, U.S. Army 1987-1988
  • Board of Governors, Pentagon Officers Athletic Club 1986-1888

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Goodman Allen Donnelly

4501 Highwoods Parkway, Suite 210
Glen Allen, VA 23060
United States

Law Firm Contact: Charles M. Allen

Tel: 804.322.1902

Fax: 804.346.5954



Member Since: 2009

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