Scott D. Helsel
Scott D. Helsel joined the firm as a principal in 2003. He represents the firm’s clients in all of their litigation needs. Mr. Helsel has handled a wide variety of litigation matters throughout his career, representing clients in real estate controversies, employment disputes, business and contract litigation, cases involving land use and environmental issues, and cases involving medical and scientific issues. He regularly practices in the Virginia’s state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of Virginia, and he also maintains an active caseload in the local and federal courts in the District of Columbia. Mr. Helsel has reported appellate decisions in the Supreme Court of Virginia, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and has also handled appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Before joining Walton & Adams, Mr. Helsel practiced law with Arnold & Porter, LLP, representing clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts nationwide. He also served for one year as the law clerk to the Honorable Henry H. Whiting, Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Mr. Helsel graduated magna cum laude from Elizabethtown College in 1992 with a B.A. in English. He received his J.D. in 1995 from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at The College of William & Mary, where he was a member of the William & Mary Law Review, the Moot Court team, and The Order of the Coif. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar, and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.