Jennifer G. Capocelli | Workers Compensation Lawyer | Allen & Allen
Jennifer G. Capocelli

Jennifer G. Capocelli

Meet Jennifer

Jennifer G. Capocelli serves as the resident workers’ compensation authority at Allen & Allen, working out of the Richmond office. With more than 25 years of experience representing employers and their insurance companies in workers’ compensation cases, Jennifer provides valuable insight into how insurance companies handle and evaluate claims. Jennifer now eagerly puts that insight to work helping people who have been injured on the job.

Before joining the Allen Law Firm, Jennifer served as a Senior Trial Attorney at Hanover Insurance Group where she handled and litigated complex workers’ compensation cases involving permanent  and total disability cases, brain injury cases and death cases.

Over the years, Jennifer has spoken to a variety of groups on workers’ compensation issues, and regularly conducted training seminars. She has handled numerous workers’ compensation cases at both the evidentiary and appellate level.

Jennifer is a proud VCU Ram. She graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Jennifer is the mother of three and lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, distance running and cycling.  Jennifer currently serves on the Board of Directors for Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond, a curriculum-based program that helps girls recognize their individual strengths and grow their confidence through running.


  • Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2019 – Present)
  • Senior Trial Attorney, Hanover Insurance Group (2014-2019)
  • Trial Attorney, CNA Insurance Group (1996-2014)
  • Associate Attorney, Sands, Anderson, Marks & Miller (1994-1996)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia


  • Juris Doctor, The University of Kentucky (1993)
  • B.A. in Psychology, magna cum laude, Virginia Commonwealth University (1990)

Professional Affiliations

  • Chair-Elect, The American Association for Justice’s Workers’ Compensation and Workplace injury Section (2022-2023)
  • Secretary, The American Association for Justice’s Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injury Section (2020-2021)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond (2020 – Present)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Nuts and Bolts of Workers’ Compensation” – Richmond Paralegal Association
  • “Marketing and the Duty to Look for Work” – VTLA Advanced Paralegal Retreat

Published Works

  • “Perspectives From a Former Insurance Defense Attorney” – The American Association for Justice (AAJ)  – February 2022

Personal Injury Resources

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Allen & Allen raises over $20K for Kids’ Chance

  • October 26, 2022
  • News

Attorneys Jennifer Capocelli and Elyse Stiner aren’t just Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Allen & Allen, they are active in charities that serve their community. With the help of Claire Carr,...

Jennifer Capocelli named to 2022 Leaders in the Law

  • September 12, 2022
  • News

The Allen Law firm is pleased to announce that Jennifer Capocelli has been named to Leaders in the Law, 2022. This program is run by Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher...

What if I have a permanent injury after a work accident?

  • June 30, 2022
  • Blog

If you are hurt in a work accident that leaves you with a permanent injury, you may be entitled to permanent partial disability benefits. What are permanent partial disability benefits?...

Perspectives from a former insurance defense attorney

  • March 17, 2022
  • Blog

The below post was originally written and published for the American Association for Justice. Due to the membership-only status of their website, the firm is sharing the post here, so...

Fatal work accidents and workers’ compensation benefits

  • February 16, 2022
  • Blog

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