Virginia Hinrichs McMichael

Virginia Hinrichs McMichael

Founder and Managing Attorney, Appellate Law Group, P.C.
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

Virginia Hinrichs McMichael practices exclusively in the area of appellate law. She appears regularly in the Pennsylvania appellate courts. In the last few years, she has represented appellants and appellees on appeal in cases involving contract disputes, land use, divorce, paternity, child support, and criminal defense. During her career, McMichael has successfully represented clients in complex national and international cases in state and federal courts in a wide range of substantive areas of law — including bankruptcy, civil rights, commercial, constitutional, criminal, employment, family, international, labor, medical malpractice, municipal, products liability, real estate, RICO, securities, tax, and trusts and estates.

McMichael is a former partner and Chair of the Appellate Practice Group at Dilworth Paxson, LLC, a premier litigation firm. Before joining Dilworth, she was an Attorney/Advisor at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and an associate in the offices of Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin and Associates.

McMichael has a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, where she was a Senior Editor of the Texas International Law Journal, and an A.B. with High Honors in English from Middlebury College. She has an AV Pre-eminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a “Superb” rating from Avvo, and is a Super Lawyer in the area of appellate practice. She is fluent in Spanish and French.

Education
University of Texas - Austin
J.D. (1983) | Law
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Activities: Coordinating Notes & Comments Editor, Texas International Law Journal
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Middlebury College
B.A. (1978) | English
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Honors: High Honors in English
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University of London, Goldsmith's College
English
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Professional Experience
Founder and Managing Attorney
Appellate Law Group LLC
- Current
Attorney/Advisor
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Attorney
Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin & Associates
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Using the Latest Technology to Tame the Appellate Record and Produce Better Briefs
The Pennsylvania Lawyer
What Appellate Lawyers Wish Trial Lawyers Knew About Appeals
Pennsylvania Bar Association - Civil Litigation Update
Choose Me! Maximizing Your Chances for Discretionary Review
American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers
The Changing Business of Appellate Practice
American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers
The Journey of a Lawyer, How one woman came to the law and where it has taken her
The Pennsylvania Lawyer
Appellate Tips for Pennsylvania Family Lawyers
The Legal Intelligencer
Speaking Engagements
A Different Persuasion: Argument Before the Appellate Courts, PBA Civil Litigation Section Retreat 2020, Cape May, NJ
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Sophisticated Issues for Family Lawyers, Panelist on Appellate Practice, Mechanicsburg, PA
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Professional Associations
American Bar Association Council of Appellate Lawyers
Member
Current
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Pennsylvania Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Committee
Member
Current
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Philadelphia Bar Association, Appellate Courts Committee
Member
Current
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Delaware County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Pennsylvania Bar Association, Women in the Profession Committee
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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2nd Circuit
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3rd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We handle appeals on a flat fee or billable hour basis.
Practice Area
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Languages
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Appellate Law Group, P.C.
Blog
Appellate Law Group, P.C.
Contact & Map
Main Office
Radnor Financial Center
150 North Radnor Chester Road, Suite F-200
Radnor, PA 19087
Telephone: (610) 977-2096
Fax: (610) 977-0043