Like many of you, I ain’t from around these parts…! I was stationed here as a Navy pilot, and when I retired, I became a Virginia resident. I think life is good in Hampton Roads. My own small hometown in Kansas has now grown to a bustling population of 331, but it was less urban in my youth! My Midwestern family has been farmers and blue collar workers for as far back as we know. I grew up in farm houses without indoor plumbing. Yep, so imagine where the “bathroom” was! (Winters were cold; that’s where I got my speed!) We had party line phones early on. No A/C. Then we moved to into a trailer house “in town.”
I was born into a wonderful consortium of huge Irish, Catholic families on the West Side of Cleveland, Ohio. Although I am the oldest of merely three children, my mom was one of ten, and hers was a relatively small family in that neighborhood. So we were constantly surrounded by aunts, uncles, and cousins—lots of cousins!
Growing up, we not only knew everybody, but as my best friend would often remark when we went out and I would have to stop to talk to everybody we ran into, we were somehow related to everybody in town!
Becoming a lawyer was my childhood dream, and I’m happy to report that years of practice have not dulled my passion! I consider it an absolute privilege to represent my Clients and to meet people “where they’re at”. My main practice is family and domestic relations law, and I know just how difficult it is to walk through a divorce, custody battle, or a protective order hearing. Because I understand these unique personal challenges and emotional battles, I consider it my responsibility to operate as a light in a dark place. As a family law lawyer and certified mediator, I aim to help husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, family members and parents…
I am a Virginia native, born in Newport News and raised in Seaford. I graduated from York High School before earning my Bachelor’s in Justice Studies and Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communications and my Master’s in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communications from James Madison University. I received my Juris Doctor at Liberty University with a concentration in Family Law. I love music (listening, not playing), sports, and doing things with friends. I am a proud member of Theta Chi Fraternity. I am excited to join the Holcomb Law team and work for the people of this great area.
Hi there. My name is C. Carter Allen. Some of you may be familiar with me as I graduated 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 in to the Holcomb Law tribe.
I grew up in the heartland of America, the state of Iowa, but have called Hampton Roads home since Thanksgiving Day of 1992. I currently live in Hampton with my wife, Jessica, 260 pounds worth of two dogs, and three odd cats.
I was raised in Arkansas and grew up on the Mississippi River, spending a lot of time fishing, riding ATVs, and camping – just living the Huckleberry Life! Even at an early age, I had three passions: Law, reading, and running.
Luckily for me, I was an exceptional runner and was recruited to run for a private prep school, where I excelled. During my senior year, I was undefeated in the mile, two-mile, and in cross-country!
I live in Newport News with my incredible wife, Jen, and our kids Carwyn and Carys.
I grew up in a Navy family, so I am a native of Ohio, and briefly lived in San Diego, California. After leaving the Navy, we moved to Chesapeake, Virginia where my Dad pastored a church, and my Mom continued her calling as a public school special education teacher at Hickory High School, which is also the school from which I graduated.
I was raised as a Navy dependent and grew up on the east coast between Maine and Panama. I met my wife while attending Norview High School in Norfolk, Virginia. Upon completing high school, I joined the United States Air Force and served most of the next four years in New Mexico. I then worked in Virginia Power Company’s nuclear program, obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, and attained a position as a Nuclear Licensing Engineer before attending Regent University’s School of Law.