Virginia Hinrichs McMichael Founder,
Appellate Law Group
A Recognized Leader in
Pennsylvania Appellate Practice.
Appellate Law Group represents sophisticated clients in complex civil appeals in the state and federal appellate courts in Pennsylvania. We know how to make compelling, cogent, and concise legal arguments that win on appeal.
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Virginia is a gifted writer with a keen intellect. Those qualities, combined with her strong work ethic, extensive experience, and calm courtroom demeanor, make her a formidable appellate advocate.
I hired Virginia McMichael after a trial judge entered an order in my divorce action that had terrible consequences for me. It was clear from the start that Virginia understood Pennsylvania appellate procedure and knew exactly what arguments to make to the Superior Court. I also felt that she genuinely cared about me. She returned calls and emails promptly and was always willing to answer questions. Virginia’s briefs were very well written and she did an excellent job answering the judges’ questions at oral argument. I know that I won my appeal because I had Virginia McMichael on my side.
When we contacted Virginia to be our co-counsel in a difficult family law matter, she jumped on it, found new issues, and guided us through the maze of appellate court procedures. She was a major part of our winning result.
I worked with Virginia on a complex and difficult appeal involving two different states and a decade of legal proceedings. She expertly distilled a nuanced and convoluted set of issues and factual circumstances into a persuasive and readable brief. Virginia’s oral argument to the Superior Court presented our client’s case in a clear and concise manner that bolstered the written submissions. In the end, she was successful in reversing the lower court, which was a great result for our client.
I needed last-minute help in drafting an appellate brief. Virginia jumped right in, quickly understood the issues, and turned out a draft brief in record time. I look forward to working with her again and would not hesitate to hire her to assist my clients with appeals.
Ginny is a sharp, creative and highly effective advocate. She inspires confidence and is a true pleasure to work with.
I have been a trial lawyer for nearly 20 years. Virginia is my “go to” appellate lawyer. I give her the highest recommendation possible. One of the best in the state.