Jennifer S. Friedel

Jen focuses her practice in the areas of business litigation and complex commercial litigation including the areas of business torts, class actions, contracts, oil and gas operations and revenue accounting. She is an experienced litigator, representing clients in both state and federal courts including representing clients before the Supreme Court of Virginia, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Jen also has extensive experience representing clients on regulatory matters before the Virginia Gas and Oil Board. Jen’s practice also includes representing businesses and individuals in employment and immigration matters and providing advice to businesses on everyday legal matters.

Prior to joining CowanPerry, Jen represented gas owners in a series of revenue accounting class action lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, clerked for the Honorable Patrick R. Johnson of the 29th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, and worked as a legal intern at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during law school.

Jen is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Bar of Tennessee, and serves on the Barter Theatre Board of Trustees.


540.443.2850 Blacksburg
540.777.3450 Roanoke
423.534.2103 Mobile

Appalachian School of Law, JD, 2009
Vermont Laws School, Masters of Studies in Environmental Law, 2006
University of Tennessee, BS, 2005

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia


A Windfall for Coal Country? Exploring the Barriers to Wind Development in Appalachia, Downstream Strategies and The Mountain Institute (2012)