Christina Pendleton & Associates

Christina Pendleton & Associates

We assist in developing your case for a personal injury claim, as well as the calculation of your damages to ensure you receive the amount you deserve for the injuries. Personal injury accidents can have a lasting impact on your future.

Firm Overview

Our team of attorneys will personally work with you immediately to determine the cause of your injury and ensure that your claim is filed as soon as possible. We have a team of experts who have spent years protecting our clients' rights, including an insurance company veteran. We know the tricks that insurance companies and defendants try to play in reducing the total award you are entitled to receive. We will aggressively pursue your claim and advocate for your rights. You were the victim in the accident, and the responsible party should be held liable for their negligent behavior.
Main Office
Main Office
1506 Staples Mill Rd
Suite 101
Richmond  VA  23230
Phone
  • (804) 250-5050
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We handle traffic and criminal cases for a flat fee.
Injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis (which means you pay nothing up-front and we get paid after we recover money for your case).
Hourly Rates
N/A

Office Information

Office Hours
8:30 AM EST to 5:30 PM EST, Monday - Friday
Office Manager
Damon Pendleton
Emergency After Hours
No
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Korean

Other Offices

Christina Pendleton & Associates - Virginia Beach
1708 Pleasure House Road
Suite 201C
Virginia Beach,  VA  23455
Christina Pendleton & Associates- Southwest Virginia
325 East Main St.
Suite E-3
Wytheville, VA,  VA  24382
Auto Accident
We assist in developing your case for a personal injury claim, as well as the calculation of your damages to ensure you receive the amount you deserve for the injuries. Personal injury accidents can have a lasting impact on your future.
Our team of attorneys will personally work with you immediately to determine the cause of your injury and ensure that your claim is filed as soon as possible. We have a team of experts who have spent years protecting our clients' rights, including an insurance company veteran. We know the tricks that insurance companies and defendants try to play in reducing the total award you are entitled to receive. We will aggressively pursue your claim and advocate for your rights. You were the victim in the accident, and the responsible party should be held liable for their negligent behavior.
Wrongful Death
We assist in developing your case for a personal injury claim, as well as the calculation of your damages to ensure you receive the amount you deserve for the injuries. Personal injury accidents can have a lasting impact on your future.
Beneficiaries, including the spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or a dependent relative may bring a claim for damages after a wrongful death accident within two years of the accident. Virginia courts allow recovery for a wrongful death action in an amount believed to be "fair and just." This amount can include the following:
Compensation for the lost wages and future earnings provided by the deceased
Medical expenses
Funeral expenses
Loss of consortium
Punitive damages to ensure the conduct does not happen again
Virginia does not provide for a cap on the value of a wrongful death action, aside from punitive damages, for wrongful death actions which occurred as a result of an accident, like car accidents. However, a cap is provided in cases where a loved one was killed due to the actions of a medical professional. The medical malpractice cap is $2,000,000 for wrongful death actions, including all medical bills, funeral costs, and other damages.
When considering the amount to award a family, a court may consider the impact of the loved one on the family structure, the family income, and the related expenses caused by the accident. The Richmond wrongful death attorneys at Christina Pendleton & Associates will assist you in calculating out the appropriate amount of damages you are entitled to receive.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Our firm focuses on several areas of the law that we have a great deal of experience in handling those type of cases. Our founding partner, Damon Pendleton, spent five years working for the largest auto-insurance carrier in Virginia where he learned every trick in the book that r

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Our founder, Christina Pendleton, has been nominated to Super Lawyer's Rising Stars. Less than 2.5% of attorneys are chosen for this honor which is based on peer recognition and independent research.

In addition, Christina Pendleton Avvo awarded Christina the Client's Choice award. Avvo is a popular site that allows a firm's clients to rate their experience with the firm.

In addition, Damon Pendleton, has received awards for his books aimed at educating consumers about their rights after an suffering an injury. Mr. Pendleton received recognition from the National Academy of Best Selling Authors for his contributions to the book "Protect and Defend". He was also recognized in the Top 100 by the National Black Lawyers. Mr. Pendleton also holds an Master of Laws degree (L.L.M.) from Temple University School of Law in Trial Advocacy.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our founding partner, Damon Pendleton, spent five years working for the largest auto-insurance carrier in Virginia where he learned every trick in the book that insurance companies use to give injured victims as little money as possible. Mr. Pendleton couldn't stand this behavior because he saw that even though people had legitimate claims, the insurance company didn't care. The name of the game was how cheaply you could close out a case.

Permanent injuries? Death? Future medical bills? None of that stuff matter to the insurance company. Time and again Mr. Pendleton saw that many attorneys weren't equipped to fight the insurance companies because they didn't know how the insured company valued their cases or what kept them up at night. Thankfully Mr. Pendleton finally got fed up and started working for the other side. Now, his clients don't have to be the victims to an auto-insurance industry gone wild.

Damon Pendleton

License
  • Bar Number: 79706
    Virginia , 2010
Education
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
    JD , 2008
    Damon Pendleton received his Juris Doctor degree from NCCU School of Law which consistently ranks high in the nation for it's superb clinical program where it graduates students who are ready to represent clients in the real world.
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law
    LLM , 2015
    Temple ranks second in the country in trial practice in large part because of this program and the success of its students. Philadelphia has some of the best trial attorneys in the country that shares their wealth of knowledge to help the program.

Christina Pendleton

Christina was born in Taegu, the fourth largest city in South Korea. She first moved to the United States as a child for several years while her father pursued his doctorate degree in Maryland. Christina returned to Korea for some time and then later moved back to the United States during high school, this time living in Cary, North Carolina. Christina has played piano from the age of 4 and upon graduation from Cary High School, she attended University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill on a classical piano performance scholarship.

While Christina maintains a passion for music, she chose a career in law. During law school at North Carolina Central University, Christina served as a law clerk at the North Carolina General Assembly and at the Durham County District Attorney's Office handling General District Court matters.

After passing the bar exam, Christina worked for a high-volume traffic and criminal law practice serving central Virginia. This allowed Christina to help thousands of clients and gain a wealth of experience in a short period of time which she continues to use as a Richmond personal injury lawyer to help clients in the counties she serves. Christina speaks Korean fluently.

Christina is admitted to practice in Virginia, Washington D.C., and Fourth Circuit (Eastern District of VA and Western District of VA) as well as the United States Bankruptcy Court.
Education
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
    J.D. , 2009
    NCCU School of Law consistently is recognized for the school's fantastic clinical programs. This is where young law students first learn how to develop into great attorneys outside the classroom and I was proud to experience this great legacy.

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