Dawn Louise Richards

Dawn Louise Richards

Life and Legacy Planning for families and businesses.
  • Estate Planning, Business Law, Health Care Law ...
  • Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania
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Biography

Dawn Richards has been practicing law since 2008 when she opened her own practice in Pottsville, PA and served the community by providing general law including: estates, real estate, tax, probate, collections, guardianships, family law and business law. She has practiced in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida for 13 years. In addition to her legal experience she has over 25 years experience in business and health care. She graduated with a BS in Accounting in 1991, a Masters in Business Administration in 1995 and a Juris Doctor in 2008.

Her business acumen includes: compliance programs, financial statements, policies and procedures, human resources, employment disputes, contracting, negotiations, business restructuring, taxation and financial operations.

She spent six years with the Capozzi Adler firm in Camp Hill, PA practicing employment law, compliance and healthcare reimbursement appeals.

Her previous clients include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, acute care hospitals, charter schools, not-for profit organizations, small businesses, physician practices, pharmacies, hospices, and home health agencies.

Dawn is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional with over 10 years of experience in drafting, developing, implementing and monitoring compliance programs.

She has worked with aging agencies to educate seniors on elder law and estate planning, has presented legal updates to healthcare organizations, trained employees and staff on compliance and human resources, and provided oversight to governmental agencies.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Health Care Law
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Elder Law
Video Conferencing
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Rates structure varies between FL, GA and PA based on state law. Various discount programs are offered to seniors, veterans and friends/family referrals.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 1003516
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Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
ID Number: 113566
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Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
ID Number: 207668
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3rd Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Dawn Richards Law
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Boutique law practice focusing on Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business and Health law. Located in the Abacoa neighborhood of Jupiter Florida. Serving all of Palm Beach County.
Attorney
Capozzi Adler, P.C.
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Owner
Law Offices of Dawn Richards
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CFO
Healthcare Finance
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Education
Temple University
J.D. | Law
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University of Nevada-Las Vegas
M.S. | Management
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University of Nevada-Las Vegas
B.S. | Accounting
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Professional Associations
Georgia Bar Association
Member
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Florida Bar Association
Member
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Pennsylvania Bar Association
Committee Member
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Activities: Veterans Affairs Committee Health Law Committee
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American Bar Association
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American Health Lawyers Association
Member
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Healthcare Financial Management Association
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning for Seniors, Diakom Educational Session, Schuylkill Haven, PA
Diakom
Nursing Home Reimbursement, Capozzi Adler Semi-annual Nursing Home Conference, Harrisburg, PA
Capozzi Adler, P.C.
Certifications
Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional
HCCA
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. While on paid suspension from work,I did not get paid for the days I didn't work and was also fired without notice
A: Unfortunately, Georgia is an "at will" state which means that you can be terminated with or without notice, for cause or without cause. Unless you are covered by an employment agreement an employer may terminate your employment without notice, assuming that you have not been terminated for an illegal reason, such as discrimination or whistleblowing under certain statutes. As to the paid suspension, the answer would depend upon the employers policies and what was agreed upon prior to the suspension. It is very fact specific so it is not possible to give you a definitive response. If you feel you were unjustly terminated, I would suggest you consult a local attorney.
Q. Is a job allowed to deny an employee the ability to work from home when the employee is undergoing chemotherapy?
A: If your employer employs 15 or more employees they are required to provide reasonable accommodation for an employee with a disability. Depending upon the nature of the industry and the type of work you do, work from home may or may not be reasonable.
Q. I am an only child.Dad's estate is approx.$25,000.No other heirs.He died intestate.Can I file Small Estate affidavit?
A: You may file a Petition with the court to dispense with administration. The judge will determine if there are other heirs or creditors by advertising in the county of residence or where property is located.
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Contact & Map
Dawn Richards Law
601 Heritage Drive
#222
Jupiter, FL 33458
Telephone: (561) 891-1294
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Appointments may be scheduled outside of normal business hours, as necessary to meet your needs including evenings and weekends.
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