Allred, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PC

Allred, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PC

At Allred, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PC, we work collaboratively when solving our clients' problems. This team mentality allows us to take advantage of the diverse training, experience and backgrounds of our highly skilled attorneys.

Firm Overview

It is our goal to provide a full range of legal services to businesses, individuals and families in the Washington metropolitan area and nationally. Our commitment is to provide effective and efficient representation which is neither impersonal nor exorbitant. The diverse backgrounds and broad range of legal experience of our attorneys and staff allow us to serve almost every client need, and to offer the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

Our lawyers are usually retained on an hourly basis, although a negotiated fee or a fee based on a percentage of the recovery is often appropriate. The cost of quality legal representation is not insignificant, but we are determined to instill in each client the conviction that he or she has received the full value of services commensurate with the expense.

Our clients come to us feeling stressed, overwhelmed and confused. We are dedicated to walking them through the process carefully and thoroughly, explaining each step clearly and compassionately.
Main Office
Main Office
11350 Random Hills Road
Suite 700
Fairfax  VA  22030
  • (703) 352-1300


Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Our lawyers are usually retained on an hourly basis, although a negotiated fee or a fee based on a percentage of the recovery is often appropriate. The cost of quality legal representation is not insignificant, but we are determined to instill in each client the conviction that he or she has received the full value of services commensurate with the expense.

Office Information

Office Hours
Weekdays, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Estate Planning
Planning for your future is an essential and important part of life. By preparing an estate plan, you are proactively protecting yourself, your assets, and your loved ones. An experienced, detailed attorney can help you navigate this complex process.
At Allred, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PC, we have more than 30 years of experience helping a wide variety of individuals as they plan their futures. Should disputes arise, we are also highly skilled in handling estate litigation issues. We are also available to help with the following:

Wills and trusts, including simple and complex wills, revisions to wills, living wills and living trusts
Bah' Faith wills
Minimizing estate taxes
Avoiding probate
Advance medical directives
Power of attorney

Estate planning and litigation are never one-size-fits-all processes. Each case is as unique as the individuals involved. This is a technically complex and emotionally intense process. Our attorneys put our clients first. We will carefully examine your situation as we listen closely to your concerns and goals for the future. We are determined to develop an estate plan that serves your best interests while protecting your property and your loved ones.

In cases where litigation is necessary, we are committed to understanding what went wrong and how. We are trial attorneys who take a team approach when helping our clients obtain the best outcome possible in an efficient, cost-effective manner. Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult life experience and we want our clients to focus on what is most important during this time.
Auto Accident
Auto accidents resulting in serious injuries require the experience of a knowledgeable, tenacious attorney. Insurance companies are eager to settle cases for less than they are worth. The lawyers at ABHY can help you get the compensation you deserve.
We have been working with seriously injured accident victims who have been involved in the following:

Car accidents
Truck accidents
Motorcycle accidents
Pedestrian accidents
Bicycle accidents

The catastrophic injuries associated with these accidents can have a profound, long-lasting effect on an individual's brain, head, spine and more. These injuries often require costly ongoing medical tests, treatment and therapy. Our attorneys will carefully examine the circumstances of your accident and its impacts on your personal, physical and emotional well-being.

We are committed to giving our clients a voice as they face the daunting task of taking on an insurance company and its high-profile legal team. We are worthy opponents who will take the steps necessary to help you obtain the best results possible.
Wrongful Death
When you entrust your medical condition in the hands of a medical professional, you are under the impression that your best interests and safety are the priority. However, when this does not occur, the results can lead to serious injuries and death.
At Allred, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PC, our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience working with individuals who have experienced:

Misdiagnosed heart attacks
Complications from surgery
Infections from surgery
Bleeding issues
Failure to diagnose cancer and other progressive diseases where treatment was possible

Our lawyers understand how devastating these injuries can be to an individual's financial, physical and emotional health. We are committed to giving our clients a voice and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. We will work diligently to ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve.

The hospitals and insurance companies will have high-profile, experienced attorneys on their side and so should you. Our attorneys are highly respected within the community and understand what our opponents are looking for when pursuing these cases.
Estate litigation is a complex, emotionally charged area of law. After a loved one passes, most families prefer to mourn in peace; however, if their wishes are not being respected or any other dispute is taking place, legal action may be necessary.
At Allred, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PC, our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience helping a wide variety of individuals who are facing estate litigation. We understand how stressful and challenging this time can be for our clients, so we take the time to carefully examine their issues and prepare a plan of action that efficiently and thoroughly addresses their concerns.

We work with individuals who are facing disputes as they relate to:

Missing wills
Undue influence
Beneficiary designations

Regardless of their disputes, we are committed to serving as a voice for our clients. Our firm is founded on diversity, professionalism and integrity. We collaborate on each case, and we proactively pursue the outcome you desire. You will have direct access to your estate litigation lawyer who will give you the information you need to make educated, cost-effective decisions about your case.

Warner F. Young, III

Warner Young is an experienced trial lawyer. He represents business and corporations in complex business disputes, often offering success fee based services. He represents the seriously injured in professional negligence (medical and legal), products liability (aviation, medical devices and pharmacological), and other personal injury cases. Mr. Young has particular expertise in representing people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. He has obtained for his clients million dollar verdicts and settlements in Virginia and nationally. As a result of obtaining large recoveries for his clients, Mr. Young has developed expertise in wealth preservation, including estate planning, drafting of wills and trusts and administration of estates and trusts. He also has extensive experience in trust and estate litigation. Mr. Young represents diverse clients such as national clinical laboratories and small technology and service businesses in commercial litigation matters ranging from business torts to contract disputes. Since graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1984, Mr. Young has been a frequent lecturer on evidence, medical/legal issues, and trial techniques. He also serves as a private mediator/arbitrator and is a judicially appointed case evaluator.
  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    J.D. , 1984

Stephen D. Halfhill

Steve Halfhill concentrates in business, security, commodity and regulatory law, as well as domestic relations, traffic/criminal matters and general litigation. After receiving his J.D. Degree from West Virginia University in 1974, Mr. Halfhill entered the United States Army where he served as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. Upon completion of his military service, Mr. Halfhill became an Assistant Director in the Commodity Future Trading Commission's Division of Enforcement and later was Special Counsel to the Director of the Commodity Future Trading Commission's Division of Trading & Markets. He has been in private practice since 1981, and is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia, Virginia, and West Virginia. In addition, he is experienced in major federal litigation nationally, and is an experienced appellate practice as well as domestic relations, criminal, traffic, business and homeowners'/condominium association law.
  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    J.D. , 1974
  • West Virginia University

James T. Bacon

James T. Bacon has represented foreign banks and exchange houses, corporations, municipalities and individuals in complex commercial and business matters, helping them navigate disputes and protecting them from pitfalls for over 30 years. Mr. Bacon provides his clients aggressive and innovative business strategies designed to fully capitalize on the particular strengths of each client. Always willing to advocate a unique or difficult case, he is licensed in the state and federal courts of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He received his law degree from the American University School of Law, has a varied trial and appellate practice, is active in the Defense Research Institute and has served as a lecturer at trial advocacy seminars. His areas of concentration include Anti-money laundering, OFAC compliance and FinCEN regulations, business planning and protection, complex commercial litigation, complex arbitrations, civil and criminal forfeiture law, franchising, technology matters, real estate, estate planning, and employment matters.

Mr. Bacon has also achieved a peer review of "AV" in Martindale-Hubbell, meaning he possesses a "preeminent rating," achievable only after admission to the Bar for at least ten years, indicating the highest level of legal ability and ethics the pinnacle of professional excellence. He has also been selected as a "Super Lawyer," an exclusive listing of outstanding attorneys who have attained preeminent peer recognition, limited to no more than 5 percent of the practicing attorneys in Virginia and Washington, DC. Mr. Bacon has also been selected to the Top Attorneys of North America which has been recognized and distinguished as an identifier of the best lawyers that the North American legal community has to offer.
  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee
    B.S. cum laude

Matthew C. Indrisano

Matthew C. Indrisano graduated from George Mason University School of Law in 2003. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Indrisano worked as a law clerk for Forfeiture Support Associates assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration and later worked as an associate for the Fairfax, Virginia law firm of McGeehan & Associates, PLC. Mr. Indrisano is a member of the Virginia State Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia. He has experience in civil and commercial litigation, bankruptcy, landlord and tenant law, traffic violations, collection matters, and homeowners'/condominium association law. Mr. Indrisano provides bankruptcy services to consumers and federal law requires that he be identified as a Debt Relief Agency. Mr. Indrisano helps people file bankruptcy in Virginia under the United States Bankruptcy Code.
  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
    J.D. cum laude , 2003

Matthew G. Williams

Matthew G. Williams is an experienced litigator, representing small businesses and individuals throughout Northern Virginia. Mr. Williams excels at helping small business clients in all their needs, from formation to contract drafting, litigation, debt collection, landlord/tenant representation, regulatory compliance, buy/sell agreements, and everything in between. He also practices family law, representing clients in divorces, custody and support matters, and adoptions. Mr. Williams has written numerous successful appeals to the Board of Immigration appeals, and handles appeals to the Fourth Circuit, the Virginia Court of Appeals, and the Virginia Supreme Court. Mr. Williams also has experience representing plaintiffs in personal injury actions.
  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    J.D. cum laude
  • New College of Florida
    B.A., History , 2005
    Honors: with Honors,

Kenneth W. Curtis

Mr. Curtis joined the firm in 2009 with more than 25 years experience as a respected trial lawyer. Since 1988, Mr. Curtis has devoted his practice to representing injured parties. His philosophy is reflected in the language of justice: fairness, integrity and respect.

He began his legal career as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Virginia, and gained valuable trial experience with a firm specializing in insurance defense litigation. As Plaintiff's counsel, he has handled numerous general liability and wrongful death matters, complex medical malpractice cases, including catastrophic birth injury, traumatic brain injury, obstetrical malpractice, psychiatric malpractice involving suicide, plastic and reconstructive surgery, infectious diseases, pharmacology, cardiac misdiagnoses, elevator and airplane accidents, construction defect matters, and intellectual property litigation involving misappropriation of trade secrets and proprietary information, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, copyright infringement, conspiracy, fraud, and violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Curtis was an adjunct professor at The International School of Law and The George Mason University School of Law, teaching forensic evidence and directing the legal intern program. He was also an instructor at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. Mr. Curtis was a founding member and past President of The George Mason American Inns of Court at The George Mason University School of Law.

Mr. Curtis is well known in Virginia for his knowledge of evidence and expert testimony, and is a co-author of Virginia Objections at Trial, the trial lawyer's handbook for the law of evidence in Virginia. Mr. Curtis is a frequent lecturer in Virginia on the topics of expert testimony, the preparation and use of evidence at trial, and has been a testifying expert witness in professional negligence matters.

Mr. Curtis received Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer-reviewed rating of AV, has been named as a "Super Lawyer" and recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine. In 2015, he was inducted into The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Civil Plaintiff section. A leading techno-lawyer, he has lectured state-wide on the use of the iPad for Lawyers in conjunction with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

For the past twelve years, Mr. Curtis has been a member of the faculty at the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia, a nationally recognized program for trial attorneys. In 2015, along with US District Court Judge Robert Conrad, Mr. Curtis was honored as a recipient of the Brennan Award established in 1987 in honor of Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., United States Supreme Court. Honorees are selected on the basis of their outstanding skills as trial lawyers and members of the judiciary, their invaluable contributions to the UVA Trial Advocacy College and to the legal profession. Congratulations to Ken on this most distinguished honor.
  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    J.D. , 1972
  • Seton Hall University
    M.S., Analytical Chemistry , 1968
  • State University of New York, University of Buffalo
    B.S., Chemistry , 1964

John D. Pellegrin

John D. Pellegrin, Of Counsel to the firm, specializes in business matters, advising new and established companies, entrepreneurs and consultants on transactional issues. This includes business succession planning, employment, franchising, and multi-faceted business strategy issues. He also has an extensive practice and experience in the fields of Intellectual Property (trademark, copyright, patent coordination/referral, computer/Internet, entertainment, media, literary & agency) project management & coordination, consulting, communications, government contracting, international, non-profit organizations, litigation, and wills/trusts/estates. Formerly a member of the Federal Communications Commission's legal staff, Mr. Pellegrin is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and New York. He holds degrees from Georgetown University (Management), and Fordham University (J.D.). He holds an AV (highest) rating from Martindale Hubbell, the international directory of practicing attorneys. He has written numerous articles on telecommunications and new technology issues, appeared before many industry groups, and represents multifaceted entities (some international in scope), associations, and non-profit/educational entities, assisting with the planning and implementation of their projects and lines of business/service.Mr. Pellegrin is also active in the community, as a Board member serving on several non-profit entities, the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce (former President), and former President of the Springfield Golf & Country Club. He also serves on the Fairfax County Small Business Commission.

Mr. Pellegrin has been honored with various awards by The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, and is a recipient of the Volunteer Fairfax Benchmark 500 Award, as well as several Rotary International awards.
  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
  • Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia

Sefton K. Smith

Sefton Smyth graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004, where he was involved in the Lyle Moot Court Competition, the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, and the Criminal Defense Clinic. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Smyth worked with his father at the firm of Smyth & Smyth Attorneys. Mr. Smyth is licensed to practice in Virginia State courts, Eastern District of Virginia, Maryland State and Federal courts and the District of Columbia.
  • Virginia, University of Charlottesville, Virginia

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