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Veronica Ann Richards

Medical malpractice Attorney at Wexford, PA

5.0   8 reviews

Licensed for 33 years

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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    75%
    Attorney Veronica Richards is both a nurse practitioner and a medical malpractice attorney. She focuses her practice on medical malpractice. She is experienced in many types of medical malpractice cases involving birth injury, delayed diagnosis of cancer, brain injury, paralysis, emergency room negligence, surgical error, medication error, delayed diagnosis of stroke, delayed diagnosis of sepsis, delayed diagnosis of heart attack and more. Always offers a free case evaluation.

  2. Wrongful death
    15%

  3. Birth injury
    10%

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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Licensed for 33 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Everything you could want in an attorney
There really are no words to describe the commitment to her clients and the pursuit of justice that drives Veronica Richards in what she does. She manages to blend caring, honesty, excellence, thoroughness, communication and understanding of where the client is coming from at every stage of a case. Her three best assets are simply her precision in seeing and handling every detail, her determination to get her client compensated in the best way possible for what they have endured and most importantly, her ability to be truly sensitive and genuine in her understanding of what you have gone through. I felt completely heard, consulted and informed about every step I needed to be involved in and felt comfortable with every step they moved forward without needing my input. I couldn't have asked for a better scenario for having to deal with this very difficult situation in my life. The entire team at this law firm was amazing. Veronica takes each case and attacks it as if she experienced it herself, yet somehow still manages to make it all about the client.
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Posted by Barry | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great lady who works through the worst time with compasion and caring
When your heart is broken, due to the unexpected loss of a loved one, it can be difficult to find the strength to deal with the crisis and legal difficulties that ensue. Veronica, by way of her dedication and compassion, helped to provide focus and guidance. She dealt professionally with every aspect and shielded the family from any unnecessary distressing interactions. The legal process can be trying especially when it involves the revisiting the death of a loved one. The defendant’s attorney drags the issue out as long as possible, trying to force a speedy settlement. Veronica remained diligent in the pursuit of reparations. While we became a little anxious for the case to end, Mrs. Richards kept on plowing through the evidence and worked with medical experts to strengthen the case. This case drug on for about 3 years, never once did she sway, bend or waiver. The quick way out was not an option. Thank God for Veronica, while nothing can bring my daughter back, I know that the educational future of my grandchildren is intact and I credit this to Mrs. Richards. Thank you for all that you have done for us. I do not believe that anyone could have ever done a better job!
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Posted by Dolores | December 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Medical Malpractice
Veronica and her staff were wonderful. They were very thorough and the case ended with a positive outcome. More important, they were all very caring and sensitive to me and my needs.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Veronica Richards helped to give our child a life she deserved. She was with us every step of the way and truly cared about not only our daughter but us as well. Through it all she proved to be the toughest lawyer and did not settle for anything less then what our child needed. She helped us understand everything that was going on and kept us in the loop during a very tough time. We would recommend her very highly to anyone who needs a lawyer.
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Posted by Seanna | December 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experience
I was subject to medical malpractice. Attorney Richards assisted me and my husband in our case. It resulted in a fair settlement without court. We were very satisfied how she guided us every step of the way
Posted by Todd | December 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Having used Veronica for my legal needs i was very happy with her and the results. She is a very caring and intelligent Lawyer. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of legal help.
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Pennsylvania!
There is not a better lawyer or a better person you could hire if you or a loved one was the victim of medical malpractice. She treated us with respect and kindness and we were never left wondering what was going on in our case. Her medical knowledge and resources helped us through a very difficult time. I do not think any other attorney could have helped us the way she did. Our settlement was more than we could have ever expected, but her support and kindness far surpassed any financial settlement we received.
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Posted by Melody | November 19, 2010
Top notch attorney
I was told that Veronica Richards was the best, but I could not imagine the service and care that she provided to me and my family during our case. She is tough on the other side but so easy to work with. We never felt like we did not know what was going on in our case. She is wonderful.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 40%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Richards & Richards LLP
  • 1994 - Present
  • Associate
  • Babst Calland Clements and Zominir
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Grigsby Gaca Davies and McFarland
  • 1989 - 1991

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Hampton University
  • M.S.H.A.
  • 1983
  • Hampton University
  • M.S.N.
  • 1983
  • Duquesne University
  • B.S.N.
  • 1978
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Legal Cases

  • Kilburn Vs. Moka, Tatum and Beaver Medical Center
  • Verdict for Plaintiff
  • Pfeifer Vs. UPMC McKeesport et. al.
  • Plaintiff Verdict $5,003,000

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 1998 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American College of Legal Medicine
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Officer
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • American Sign Language

Awards

  • Professionalism Award
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 50 Women Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 50 Pittsburgh
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 50 Women Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 50 Pittsburgh
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 50 Pittsburgh
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 50 Women Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rated, Medical Malpractice
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Pittsburgh
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 50 Women Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel, Medical Malpractice
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 50 Lawyers Pittsburgh
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 50 Women Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Medical Malpractice
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 50 Pittsburgh
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 50 Women Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Lead Counsel Medical Malpractice
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 50 Pittsburgh
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 50 Women Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Milton D. Rosenberg Award
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • 2013
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Lead Counsel Medical Malpractice
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 50 Women - Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 50 Pittsburgh
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 50 Women - Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 50 Pittsburgh
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2009
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2009
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2008
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2008
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2007
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2007
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2007
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2006
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Course Planner
  • 2019
  • Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Medical Standards and Medical Practice
  • 2019
  • Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2018
  • Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2017
  • 4th Annual ACBA IGE/WLD Women's Legal Summit
  • The Art of Leadership: Advancing Your Career and Strengthening Your Voice
  • 2016
  • 9th Annual Medical Malpractice
  • Jury Selection Post Cordes
  • 2015
  • 9th Annual Medical Malpractice
  • Surgical Errors
  • 2015
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Surgical Errors
  • 2015
  • Full Day Med Mal
  • Urgent Care
  • 2015
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Emergency Room Cases - Chest Pain in the ER, Urgent Care Cases, Neurological Cases in the ER
  • 2014
  • 7th Annual Medical Malpractice
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • 2013
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Medical Malpractice Issues
  • 2013
  • Full Day Med Mal
  • The UPMC-Highmark Conflict - Reflections of a Citizen/Physician
  • 2013
  • 6th Annual Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • 2012
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Trial Skills
  • 2012
  • Medicl Malpractice Seminar
  • Radiology/Pathology Cases
  • 2012
  • 5th Annual Medical Malpractice
  • MCARE
  • 2011
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Trial Skills
  • 2011
  • Annual Retreat
  • Medical Malpractice Issues
  • 2011
  • 4th Annual Medical Malpractice
  • Case Law Update
  • 2010
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Expert Witnesses
  • 2010
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Master in Advocacy
  • 2009
  • Pennsylvania Master's Series
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2009
  • Selecting Medical Malpractice Cases
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2009
  • Future Medical Costs under MCARE
  • MCARE
  • 2009
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Using Technology in Medical Malpractice Trials
  • 2008
  • Advanced Issues in Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2008
  • Nuts and Bolts of the Medical Malpractice Case
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2006
  • Full Day Med Mal
  • The Life Care Expert
  • 2005
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2005
  • Selecting and Investigating the Personal Injury Case
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2004
  • Preparing and Trying the Medical Malpractice Case
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2004
  • Full Day Med Mal
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2003
  • Medical Malpractice Expert Testimony: The Keys to Victory
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2003
  • Tough Problems in Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2003
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Federal Liens
  • 2002
  • Subrogation and Liens
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2002
  • Medical Malpractice How to Win in Today's Environment
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2002
  • Full Day Med Mal
  • Moderator
  • 2001
  • Nursing Law Update
  • Nursing Law Update
  • 2001
  • The Nuts and Bolts of the Medical Malpractice Case
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2001
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation: How to Succeed in the Changing Times
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2001
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Valuing the Larger Case
  • 2000
  • Full Day Med Mal
  • Homeowners Coverage
  • 1999
  • Proving Damages in Personal Injury and Death Cases
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (2)
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Veronica is a very compassionate and experienced medical malpractice lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Veronica Richards is a highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney. She has the compassion to care about her clients and the determination to get the justice they deserve."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Veronica is an extremely talented medical malpractice lawyer. I highly recommend her legal services."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Veronica is an excellent medical malpractice attorney."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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!"
Wrongful death Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Vonnie's compassion for her clients combined with her awesome trial skills and daunting knowledge of the law makes her a formidable patient advocate. Like a small handful of other attorneys I have endorsed, I regularly pick Vonnie's brain to find out what a wizard of the bar would do and am always blown away by the time she gives and insight she provides."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Veronica is an excellent medical malpractice attorney. Her knowledge of both medicine and the law gives her clients an advantage."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Veronica is a very successful and intelligent medical malpractice attorney. She is both an asset to her clients as well as the legal community."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Veronica is one of the most successful medical malpractice attorneys in Pittsburgh. She is a strong advocate for her clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Veronica is a leader in the community and an excellent medical malpractice attorney."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Veronica is a true patient advocate who has a stellar record of success in the courtroom."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Veronica is a true patient advocate who vigorously represents her clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brilliant, honest and a great advocate for her clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Respected as a step above in the community. Known for having guts in turning down offers."
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Wexford Medical malpractice Lawyer Veronica Ann Richards
Veronica Ann Richards
Medical malpractice Attorney
Wexford, PA
Licensed for 33 years
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