A principal at the firm, Jennifer Helsel joined F&P’s Herndon office in 2014 and has almost 20 years of legal experience. Jennifer concentrates her practice in workers’ compensation, representing employers, insurers, and TPAs in a broad spectrum of matters before administrative, trial, and appellate courts throughout Virginia.

Prior to joining F&P, Jennifer gained significant experience at an insurance defense litigation firm.  She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. During law school, Jennifer was on the moot court bar.

Jennifer has lectured on topics of law and procedure involving workers’ compensation issues for several carriers and presented at F&P’s WC seminars.


Jennifer is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Inns of Court, and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, doing hot yoga, and hiking.