attorney rachel fitzgerald
workers' comp and social security disability lawyer

Confident. Determined. Compassionate. Those are the words Rachel's clients use over and over when describing her.

When you meet Rachel in person, what comes through first is her compassion for people in desperate need of her specialized legal help. If you need an attorney who is assertive and in command at all times, she's the perfect choice. Her clients say it best. They feel that she is on their side, committed to their case, from the moment they meet her. They appreciate her toughness and are comforted by her total dedication to winning their case.

As Rachel herself says, she likes being in the courtroom because it allows her to fulfill her "assertive and competitive side." The Fox Cities are lucky to have one of the few female attorneys who not only has an unparalleled success rate, but who is proud to be a zealous advocate for her clients.

See why Attorney Rachel Fitzgerald has earned a reputation as a "Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney," in Wisconsin.

Areas of Practice: 
- Social Security Disability
- Workers' Compensation

Bar Admissions: 
- Wisconsin

William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2004 J.D.
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1999 B.A., Major: Criminology and Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships:
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Winnebago County Bar Association
- Brown County Bar Association
- Outgamie County Bar Association
- National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)
- Wisconsin Association of Workers' Compensation Attorneys (WAWCA)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness, Fox Valley - former Board of Directors (NAMI)

attorney timothy helbing
of counsel

Attorney Timothy Helbing was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin and received his undergraduate degree from Edgewood College in 1996. He earned his law degree from Hamline University School of Law in 2000.

When he is not in the office or advocating for his clients, Timothy enjoys spending time with his two amazing sons, Tyler and Alex. On weekends, he can be found cheering his sons on at a youth soccer game or practicing at the dojo, where he has earned the rank of Nidan (second-degree black belt) in Shuri Te Jujitsu and advanced student level in Inayan System 3 Eskrima.

Areas of Practice: 
- Social Security Disability
- Workers' Compensation

Bar Admissions: 
- Minnesota, 2000
- Wisconsin, 2001
- U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2000
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 2001

- Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
- Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin

sheri van beek
Office Manager/Legal Assistant

Sheri has been working with Attorney Fitzgerald as a Legal Assistant for 18 years, specializing in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability matters. Sheri provides solid, reliable, assistance to Attorney Fitzgerald and serves as a listening ear to clients. She presents a calm, helpful, and supportive demeanor as she handles their immediate needs, while patiently explaining procedures.

Sheri resides in Brillion with her husband, Robert, and their three boys, Alex, Bobby, and Aiden. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and children in the outdoors, traveling and visiting with family and friends. She is an avid motorcyclist and enjoys snowmobiling in the winter.

sara prell
legal assistant

Sara joined the Fitzgerald Law Firm family in 2012. She is a Legal Assistant to Attorney Rachel Fitzgerald, and provides clients with solid and reliable assistance with Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability claims. Sara resides in Neenah with her husband, Daniel, and their two children, Carter and Layla. In her free time, Sara enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

jessie koutinik
legal assistant

Jessie joined Fitzgerald Law Firm in March 2022 and is a legal assistant to Attorney Rachel Fitzgerald. Prior to this, she worked in healthcare for 3 years as a surgical technician in neurosurgery. Having first-hand experience in the operating room, Jessie has a unique perspective on what clients endure with a severe injury. Jessie enjoys working all aspects clients’ cases, collecting information specific to their claim, draws up documents, requesting and reviewing medical records and bills.

Jessie resides in Seymour with her husband, Darrin, and their three children, Brayden, Olivia and Myles. In her free time, Jessie enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and reading.

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