“I had the privilege of working with Virginia McMichael when we were partners at Dilworth Paxson. 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.”
The Honorable Bruce W. Kauffman
Retired Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Former Justice, Pennsylvania Supreme Court
“Ginny is a sharp, creative and highly effective advocate. She inspires confidence and is a true pleasure to work with.”
Jami Wintz McKeon, Esq.
Partner and Chair of the Firm
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
“I worked directly with Virginia on many cases when she headed the appellate practice group at Dilworth Paxson. She is a very intelligent and capable lawyer who had the well-earned reputation of being one of the best writers in the firm.”
Tom Biemer, Esq.
Chair, Litigation Department
Dilworth Paxson LLP
“I would highly recommend Virginia to anyone needing appellate work or advice. Virginia’s extensive appellate background shows in her knowledge and understanding of the appellate process. She took the time to understand the narrow issues in my case and the factual and legal nuances of the underlying case. She understood and simplified a very complicated matter and her writing and advocacy skills are exemplary.
What I appreciated most was Virginia’s willingness to work with me and engage me in all aspects of the appeal from beginning to end. In a very short time, she was able to grasp the dynamics in the underlying matter and, for the first time, I felt like I had an attorney who was truly advocating on my behalf. She brought this focus to oral argument, where she argued the issues to the panel of Superior Court judges with calmness and clarity.
I was very happy with the work that was done on my behalf from beginning to end. I am confident that Virginia’s skills as an appellate lawyer were key to my winning on appeal.”
A former client, Villanova, PA
“Our firm’s busy commercial litigation practice needed an appellate lawyer with the knowledge and experience to handle a complex appeal to the Commonwealth Court. Virginia McMichael’s thorough understanding of the appellate rules enabled her to successfully petition the Commonwealth Court to review an interlocutory order. She also drafted a well-researched and well-written Brief of Appellant and a Reply Brief.”
Lance Rogers, Esq.
Founder, Rogers Castor, P.C.,
“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.”
Jay Wilkinson, Esq.
Eagles Mere, PA
“Virginia recently won an appeal with a published Opinion in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in a complicated criminal case involving psychological and psychiatric privileges and issues of waiver. She wrote a tremendous Brief and presented a compelling oral argument.”
Robert Donatoni, Esq.
Robert Donatoni & Associates, P.C.
West Chester, PA
“Virginia McMichael is a caring and empathetic person as well as a very intelligent and hard-working lawyer. She represented me in a difficult and emotionally-charged case with compassion and grace. I am convinced that I won on appeal because I had Virginia as my advocate in the Superior Court.”
A former client
Virginia’s appellate knowledge and experience were invaluable to me in drafting a Superior Court brief and preparing for oral argument. Virginia quickly grasped the complex evidentiary issues in the case and her edits made the brief more succinct and readable. Her no-nonsense approach and ability to see the forest and not just the trees helped me organize my thoughts and focus on the important issues. I highly recommend Virginia McMichael and hope to be able to work with her again soon.”
Carole Hendrick, Esq.