Jennifer West Stevens joined Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein in 1998. Devoting the majority of her practice to representing asbestos victims and their families, she has recovered workers’ compensation benefits for clients before the Office of Administrative Law Judges, U. S. Department of Labor, Benefits review Board, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.


After receiving her undergraduate degree, Ms. Stevens served as Associate Editor of the Smithfield Times in Smithfield, Virginia, where she was awarded first place honors in 1992 by the Virginia Press Association for a series of news articles. She has authorized an article on legal ethics in the VTLA Journal and has lectured on ethical considerations.  While in law school, she served on the staff of the Bill of Rights Journal.


Ms. Stevens is a lifelong resident of Newport News and is the third generation of the West family to practice law in Newport News. Also an avid golfer, she enjoys competing in local and regional golf tournaments.

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  • College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law - Juris Doctor

  • Christopher Newport University - Bachelor of Arts


  • Supreme Court of Virginia

  • Supreme Court of United States

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia


  • Christopher Newport Alumni Society Board

  • Christopher Newport University Athletics Advisory Council

  • First Tee of the Virginia Peninsula Board of Directors


  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

  • Virginia State Bar Association

  • Newport News Bar Association

  • Greater Peninsula Women's Bar Association