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Virginia Hinrichs McMichael

Appeals Attorney at Radnor, PA

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I started Appellate Law Group in 2013 because after 30 years of practicing law, I decided that my area of focus -- appellate practice -- needed to be handled differently from other types of litigation.

 

Representing a client in an appeal is time-intensive.  The appellate lawyer must review the trial record and understand what happened at trial.  She must be willing to do extensive legal research, because good research is often the difference between winning and losing.

 

An appellate lawyer must also love to write.  Crafting a first-rate written argument is part skill, part art.  It must be easy to read and easy to understand.  Appellate judges and their law clerks are busy people with hundreds of cases to decide every year.  To get their attention, an appellate brief needs to be just that -- brief -- as well as persuasive.

 

We believe that appeals should handled by an attorney who is completely focused on one case at a time--yours.  We don't use forms or have "canned" briefs.  Each and every brief is carefully researched and written to present the facts and the law in a compelling argument.

 

 

 

 

 

Licensed for 39 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 10/01/2022

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Appellate Law Group, P.C.
Radnor Financial Center
150 North Radnor Chester Road
Radnor, PA, 19087

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Owner
  • Appellate Law Group, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Township Supervisor
  • East Whiteland Township
  • 2000 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Dilworth Paxson, LLP
  • 1990 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Dilworth Paxson Kalish & Kauffman
  • 1986 - 1990
  • Attorney
  • U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Development
  • 1985 - 1986
  • Attorney
  • Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin & Associates
  • 1983 - 1985
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Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Middlebury College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978
  • University of London
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth of PA v. T.J.W., Jr., 1351 EDA 2014 (Pa. Super. 2015)
  • The Superior Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court in favor of our client.
  • Chemical Overseas Holdings, Inc. v. Uruguay, 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 9786 (2d Cir 2006)
  • The Second Circuit upheld the trial court's decison that prevented execution on the judgment entered against our client, Uruguay.
  • Vetrotex CertainTeed Corp. v. Consolidated Fiber Glass Products Co.
  • The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of my client.
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Associations

  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Women in the Profession Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Appellate Advocacy Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Appellate Law Committee
  • 1986 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • 1986 - Present
  • United States Supreme Cort
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Nominated for Judge, Chester County Court of Common Pleas
  • Governor Ed Rendell
  • 2010
  • Superlawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2004
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Publications

  • The Pennsylvania Lawyer
  • "The Journey of a Lawyer" & "Lessons from the Journey"
  • 2017
  • Texas International Law Journal
  • Piper Aircraft v. Reyno
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • Television Appearance
  • Interview of Virginia Hinrichs McMichael
  • 2018
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminar
  • Sophisticated Issues in Family Law
  • 2017
  • Panel Discussion
  • Women in Appellate Advocacy
  • 2000

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Appeals Attorney | May 19
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"Virginia recently won an appeal with a published Opinion in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in a complicated case involving psychological and psychiatric privileges and issues of waiver. She wrote a tremendous Brief and presented a compelling oral argument."
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