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Veronica Ann Richards

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

About Me

Veronica Richards is both an Attorney and a Nurse- Practitioner. She understands both the medical and legal aspects of your case and knows which medical professionals to ask the correct questions. Suing a doctor is not something she rushes into, she takes it very seriously.


In addition to the ability to review medical documents and understand the jargon used by health care professionals, Veronica Richards regularly consults with recognized physicians and specialists, as well as nurses for input in evaluating your treatment, your future recovery and your need for future medical services.


Because of her strong belief in holding physicians and medical professionals accountable to the patients they treat, and mistreat, she is very selective about the cases she agrees to take. Her clients generally come to her with the most severe types of injuries and suffer some long-term disability as a result of medical negligence. Over the course of a year, Attorney Richards may review 250-300 cases; but in order to give her clients the attention they deserve, she takes only a small percentage. Attorney Richards recognizes that many of the cases she declines to take do have merit, so she will do what she can to help you get representation from other attorneys.


When you meet with Veronica Richards, you can be assured that she won't put pressure on you to do what you're not willing to do. She will explain how she can help you and then move forward with her investigation-all at no charge to you.

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Languages Spoken: English, American Sign Language

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Medical Malpractice: 75%
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Patricia Wozniak Henk

    I endorse this lawyer. Veronica is an excellent medical malpractice attorney.

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    Patricia Henk Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Marjorie Chalfant

    Veronica Richards is a very highly qualified attorney for medical malpractice cases, due in large part to her prior background and experience as a Nurse Practitioner. I endorse and highly recommend this lawyer!

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    Marjorie Chalfant Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Richards & Richards, LLP

301 Grant St., Suite 4300
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Richards & Richards, LLP

16020 Perry Highway
Warrendale, PA, 150867541

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive198905/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Top 100 Lawyers PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2015
Top 50 Lawyers PittsburghSuper Lawyers2015
Top 50 Women PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2015
Lead Counsel Medical MalpracticeLead Counsel2015
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Lead Counsel Medical MalpracticeLead Counsel2014
Top 50 PittsburghSuper Lawyers2014
Top 50 Women PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2014
Milton D. Rosenberg AwardPennsylvania Association for Justice2013
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Top 50 Women PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2013
Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2013
Top 50 PittsburghSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Lead Counsel Medical MalpracticeLead Counsel2013
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2012
Top 50 Women - PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2012
Top 50 PittsburghSuper Lawyers2012
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Top 50 Women - PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2011
Top 50 PittsburghSuper Lawyers2011
Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2011
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Medical MalpracticeSuper Lawyers2010
Medical MalpracticeSuper Lawyers2009
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2009
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2009
Medical MalpracticeSuper Lawyers2008
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2008
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2008
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2007
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2007
Medical MalpracticeSuper Lawyers2007
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2007
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2006
Medical MalpracticeSuper Lawyers2006
Medical MalpracticeSuper Lawyers2005
Medical MalpracticeSuper Lawyers2004
FellowAcademy of Trial LawyersN/A
FellowAmerican College of Legal MedicineN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerRichards & Richards LLP1994 - Present
AssociateBabst Calland Clements and Zominir1991 - 1994
AssociateGrigsby Gaca Davies and McFarland1989 - 1991

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2006 - 2007
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2002 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2002 - Present
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeBoard of Governors1998 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1998 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Kilburn Vs. Moka, Tatum and Beaver Medical CenterVerdict for Plaintiff
Pfeifer Vs. UPMC McKeesport et. al.Plaintiff Verdict $5,003,000

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Pittsburgh Post GazetteMalpractice Awaits2014
AdvocateFull Circle2007
Pittsburgh Business TimesDamage Caps Not Answer to Crisis2003
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteStanding Up for Patients2003

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Hampton UniversityN/AM.S.H.A.1983
Hampton UniversityGeriatric Nurse PractitionerM.S.N.1983
Duquesne UniversityNursingB.S.N.1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
9th Annual Medical MalpracticeSurgical Errors2015
9th Annual Medical MalpracticeJury Selection Post Cordes2015
7th Annual Medical MalpracticeElectronic Medical Records2013
6th Annual Medical MalpracticeBirth Injuries2012
5th Annual Medical MalpracticeMCARE2011
4th Annual Medical MalpracticeCase Law Update2010
Selecting Medical Malpractice CasesMedical Malpractice2009
Pennsylvania Master's SeriesMedical Malpractice2009
Future Medical Costs under MCAREMCARE2009
Advanced Issues in Medical MalpracticeMedical Malpractice2008
Nuts and Bolts of the Medical Malpractice CaseMedical Malpractice2006
Medical MalpracticeMedical Malpractice2005
Selecting and Investigating the Personal Injury CaseMedical Malpractice2004
Preparing and Trying the Medical Malpractice CaseMedical Malpractice2004
Tough Problems in Medical MalpracticeMedical Malpractice2003
Medical Malpractice Expert Testimony: The Keys to VictoryMedical Malpractice2003
Subrogation and LiensMedical Malpractice2002
Medical Malpractice How to Win in Today's EnvironmentMedical Malpractice2002
The Nuts and Bolts of the Medical Malpractice CaseMedical Malpractice2001
Nursing Law UpdateNursing Law Update2001
Medical Malpractice Litigation: How to Succeed in the Changing TimesMedical Malpractice2001
Proving Damages in Personal Injury and Death CasesMedical Malpractice1995