Allen Bareford

Allen Bareford
Spencer, Meyer & Koch, PLC
660 Cambridge St
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
540.372.4046 .phone
540.372.9807 .fax

Practice areas: Criminal Defense

Allen was the Public Defender with overall responsibility for criminal
defense services for indigent defendants in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania and King George for 31 years. He oversaw the growth of that office from three full time attorneys to twenty attorneys and numerous support staff. He retired from state service in 2021 to join the office of Spencer, Meyer & Koch, PLC.

Over the years, Allen has represented numerous high-profile clients for every type of crime in the Commonwealth. He was lead-counsel qualified in capital litigation and successfully defended clients in five capital murder cases when Virginia still had the death penalty.

Allen is a past President of the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association. He is a former chair of the Rappahannock Regional Community Criminal Justice Board. He is also a member of various criminal defense related organizations, including the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is currently serving in the elected position of representative on the Virginia State Bar Council. He is active in our community through participation on the boards of Be Well Rappahannock and the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank. He is also the chair of his church Outreach commission which operates a food pantry serving one hundred families.

Following law school, Allen served on active duty as a Judge Advocate with the Army for five years. He retired from the Army Reserve at the rank of Colonel after 29 years of service in 2011.

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