Lynn McHale Fitzpatrick is a principal of the law firm of Franklin & Prokopik, where she is a resident in the firm’s Herndon, Virginia office. She concentrates her practice in the area of civil litigation, especially the defense of state workers’ compensation cases.

Prior to joining Franklin & Prokopik, Ms. Fitzpatrick served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas A. Fortkort (retired) of the 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia.

Ms. Fitzpatrick has lectured extensively on issues of law and procedure involving workers’ compensation issues. She is admitted to practice before all state courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Since 2013, she has been a member of the Larson’s Workers’ Compensation National Advisory Board and was named to the Best Lawyers list for workers’ compensation.  In 2018, Ms. Fitzpatrick was elected a Fellow to the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Member, Larson’s Workers’ Compensation National Advisory Board, 2013- Present
  • Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court
  • Best Lawyers, 2018-2024, Workers’ Compensation
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly, “Go to Lawyers” 2021
  • Selected to Virginia Super Lawyers for Workers’ Compensation 2023


Ms. Fitzpatrick is currently a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia Bar, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, and represents Franklin & Prokopik in the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network.