Jennifer R. Helsel

Experience

Jennifer Helsel has been with F&P’s Herndon office since 2014. Prior to joining Franklin & Prokopik, 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.

Activities

Jennifer is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Compensation Inns of Court, and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.  She has also lectured on issues of law and procedure involving workers’ compensation issues. Jennifer enjoys spending free time with her husband and two daughters.  Jennifer is active in the PTA and on the board of the Youth Ultimate League of Arlington.  In her free time, she enjoys hot yoga and hiking.

Lynn M. Fitzpatrick

Experience

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 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.

During law school, she completed internships with Rappahannock Legal Services and the National Senior Citizens Law Center.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Member, Larson’s Workers’ Compensation National Advisory Board, 2013- Present
  • Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court
  • Best Lawyers, 2018-2021, Workers’ Compensation

Activities

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

Rebecca L. Dannenberg

Experience

A principal with the law firm of Franklin & Prokopik, Becki Dannenberg concentrates her practice in civil litigation with a primary focus on trucking and transportation issues.  Ms. Dannenberg also defends corporations and individuals in civil matters involving premises liability, product liability, intentional torts and workers’ compensation.  Prior to joining Franklin & Prokopik, Becki spent three years in private practice as a defense attorney.

During law school, she was a member of the Law Review and completed internships with The Newport News City Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan.

Activities

Rebecca is a member of the Virginia Trucking Association, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, and the Fairfax County Bar Association.