Elena Patarinski joined Franklin & Prokopik’s newest office in Richmond, Virginia as an associate in June of 2017.  She focuses her practice on liability defense in the Richmond Metropolitan, Central Virginia, Southeastern Virginia, and Hampton Roads areas.  Elena’s clients range from national companies to small businesses which she defends against premises, products, construction, commercial trucking, and transportation liability claims. Elena also serves as co-editor of F&P’s liability insights and blogs articles.

During law school, Elena served as senior editor for the Natural Resources Law Journal and provided free tax preparation services to low-income individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch 2021


Elena is a member of the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, and the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association.  Outside of the office, she enjoys painting and loves to travel.