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.