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

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court
  • Secretary, The American Association for Justice’s Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injury Section

Community Involvement

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

Personal Injury Resources

COVID-19 update

  • March 27, 2020
  • News

We hope this message finds you well and your family and friends healthy. We are all adjusting to a new normal in these unprecedented times, and we continue to be...

New bill may help essential workers with COVID-19

  • October 15, 2020
  • Blog

A Virginia Senate committee recently killed a bill that would extend COVID-19-related workers’ compensation to first responders, teachers and health care providers.  However, this bill may pass when the Senate...

The difference between a personal injury case and workers’ compensation case

  • September 14, 2020
  • Blog

One of the big differences between a personal injury case and workers’ compensation case is that with a workers’ compensation case, you do not have to prove fault. In a...

What if my work injury prevents me from ever returning to work?

  • September 8, 2020
  • Blog

If you suffer a work-related injury that prevents you from returning to any type of employment, your disability benefits are normally limited to 500 weeks. However, there are a few...

What benefits are available under Workers’ Compensation?

  • September 3, 2020
  • Blog

Often, our clients ask why the insurance company is not required to pay more on their workers’ compensation case. Unfortunately, the benefits available in a workers’ compensation claim are far...

Workers’ Compensation hearings and award orders

  • August 26, 2020
  • Blog

What is a Workers’ Compensation Hearing? A workers’ compensation hearing is a legal proceeding before a Deputy Commissioner of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (the “Commission”).[1] A hearing is similar...

Workers’ Compensation FAQ series: What do I need?

  • August 26, 2020
  • Blog

Do I Need a Lawyer? In Virginia, workers’ compensation claims are filed with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (the “Commission”), and governed by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act.[1] An injured...

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