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Richard Ferris attended Hampden-Sydney College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1986. Richard then attended the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, graduating with a J.D. in 1990. Richard became a Member of the Virginia State Bar in 1990. Richard is a member of the United States Federal Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He began his legal career as a Legal Aid lawyer at Peninsula Legal Aid for four years where he represented hundreds of clients in civil matters before the Courts of Williamsburg, Matthews, Middlesex and Gloucester Counties as well as the Social Security Administration and the Virginia Employment Commission and other administrative bodies. He later became Associate Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, where he lobbied the Virginia General Assembly on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Issues. He practiced Civil and Constitutional Rights law, conducting litigation in the Federal and State Courts throughout Virginia including the Virginia Court of Appeals and Virginia Supreme Court.

Richard practices with FerrisWinder, PLLC in the area of Civil Litigation, Lemon Law, Bankruptcy and Real Estate Transactions.


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 30%
    25 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    25 years
  3. Lemon Law: 20%
    25 years
  4. Business: 10%
    25 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($200/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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530 East Main Street
Suite 710
Richmond, VA, 23219


VAAuthorized to practice law199003/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Merit ScholarshipUniversity of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFerrisWinder, PLLC2009 - Present
AttorneyPrivate Law Practice2001 - 2009
Associate Director/Acting Legal DirectorACLU1998 - 2001
AttorneyPrivate Law Practice1995 - 1997
Staff AttorneyPeninsula Legal Aid1990 - 1995
Law ClerkReynolds Metals1988 - 1989
Computer Accounting ClerkThomas Rutherfoord, Inc.1986 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Courts for Western District of VirginiaAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
Federal Courts for Eastern District of VirginiaAdmitted to Practice1992 - Present
Virginia State BarAdmitted to Practice1990 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1990
Hampden-Sydney CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986