Christopher M. Helsel

Senior Associate

Offices: Alexandria | Washington D.C | Princeton

Direct: 703-775-8609

Fax: 804-403-7110

  • Professional Overview

    Mr. Helsel is a senior litigation associate in the firm’s Alexandria, VA and Princeton, NJ offices. His broad practice encompasses a wide range of commercial and business litigation, including the defense of professional liability, employment, construction accident, construction defect, product defect, premises liability and estate actions, as well as representing homeowners and condominium associations. He also maintains an active sports law practice, and has experience handling maritime litigation and providing insurance coverage analysis.

    Prior to joining O’Hagan Meyer, Mr. Helsel was a litigation associate in the New York City office of a mid-sized national firm, where his practice focused primarily on the defense of construction accident, product defect, premises liability and maritime actions. Mr. Helsel also completed a judicial clerkship with the Hon. Philip J. Maenza, J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court, Morris/Sussex Vicinage.

    Mr. Helsel is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law. During law school, he represented Villanova at the National Baseball Arbitration Competition and he completed a clerkship with the National Football League Management Council in New York City, before going on to earn an LL.M. in International Sports Law from Instituto Superior Dereche y Economia (ISDE) in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Helsel attended Wesleyan University as an undergraduate, where he played varsity baseball and football and earned a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies with a focus on U.S. History.

  • Practice Areas
  • Education and Admissions


    • Villanova University School of Law (J.D.)
    • ISDE, Madrid, Spain (LL.M.)
    • Wesleyan University (B.A.)


    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

    Pending State Licenses

    • Virginia (pending)
    • Maryland (pending)

    States Licensed

    • District of Columbia
    • New Jersey
    • New York
  • Professional Organization Memberships
    • New York City Bar Association
    • Sports Lawyers Association