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Richard James Serpe

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Fighting for the fair compensation that you and your family deserve after being injured by someone else's negligence. 

Although we cannot change what has happened to you, we can, however, protect your rights and fight for the fair compensation that you are entitled in order to get the medical care that you deserve. 

Free Consultations 877-544-5323 or click here to send us an email.

RICHARD J. SERPE has represented victims victims of personal injuries for over 29 years. 

He is frequently associated in complex litigation, managing cases with difficult scientific and medical issues. He has experience managing large case cohorts, including the extensive use of database and litigation support software.

He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America ®, and has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell law directory, which is the highest given. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” – among the top 5 percent of lawyers in Virginia- by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine. Mr. Serpe is admitted to practice in Virginia, Texas and Louisiana. 

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC handles:

We handle cases throughout Virginia. 

If you've been injured- Don't wait.

Contact our firm to discuss what has happened to you, and we can help you to understand you legal options. Free consultation, No obligation. Toll Free: 877-544-5353 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Brain Injury: 20%
  2. Car Accident: 20%
  3. Defective Products: 20%
  4. Maritime: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%



Contingent (33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Arthur Serratelli

    I endorse this lawyer. Richard is an extremely intelligent person and a very kind man. Not only is Richard a top-notch attorney, but he also is very compassionate one. You will feel better -- instantly -- just knowing that he is working with you.


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  • Daniel L. Buckfire

    Richard Serpe is one of the top attorneys in the United States for catastrophic injury and wrongful death lawsuits,. He represents his clients with the highest degree of skill and integrity and has a track record of significant settlements and jury verdicts. If he is willing to accept your case, you should consider yourself very fortunate.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C.

580 E. Main Street
Suite 310
Norfolk, VA, 23510


VAAuthorized to practice law199103/31/2016
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198708/17/2016
LAEligible to practice law198608/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Virginia Super Lawyer 2006 - 2015Virginia Super Lawyers2015
Best Lawyer in America 2006-2015Best Lawyer in America2015
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 Virginia Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2015
2012 Virginia Super Lawyer - Hampton RoadsSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Office of Richard J. Serpe, PC2007 - Present
AttorneyGlasser and Glasser, PLC1992 - 2007
AssociateMartzell & Bickford, Apc1986 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
MDL 2047 Chinese Manufactured Drywall Products Liability LitigationPlaintiff Steering Committee2010 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationLecturer, MemberN/A
Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar AssociationLecturer, MemberN/A
Maritime Law AssociationProctor in AdmiraltyN/A
Member of Texas, Louisiana, and Virginia BarN/AN/A
Virginia Bar Association, Civil Litigation Council SectionVice-Chair2002 - 2003
Virginia Bar Association, Civil Litigation Council SectionSecretary1999 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Germano v. Taishan, Findings of Fact and Conclusions of LawN/A
Maritime Accident Victim with Brain Injury$3,500,000.00
ATV Fell off Forklift, Striking Victim$1,550,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
Word Assosciation PublishersThe 5 Keys to Willing Your Virginia Dog Bite Case2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolAdmiraltyLL.M - Master of Laws1989
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of VirginiaEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 Annual Convention: Courage to Fight InjusticeStrategies to Harness the Power of a Paper-less Office2015
2014 Annual Convention: Trial from Start to FinishCutting Edge Technology for Presenting a Case2014
Mass Torts Made PerfectChinese Drywall: News from the Trial Front2010
ABA TechshowDocument Management2010
VTLA "Expert Witnesses" SeminarUsing Technology to Cross-Examine Expert Witnesses2009
ABA Techshow10 Secret to a Paperless Office2009