Virginia Hinrichs McMichael

Virginia Hinrichs McMichael

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Radnor, PA

Appellate Law Group LLC
 | 150 N Radnor Chester Rd, Suite F-200
Radnor, PA 19087
Phone: 610-977-2096
Fax: 610-977-0043
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004, 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Appellate Law Group LLC represents businesses and individuals in the state and federal appellate courts in Pennsylvania.  We handle appeals in every area of the law, ranging from appeals in family law cases to personal injury cases to commercial law cases.  Virginia McMichael has over 30 years of experience handling complex cases and has briefed and argued many cases in both federal and state courts of appeal.  At Appellate Law Group, we understand that your case is important to you so we limit the number of cases we handle in a year.  We are focused on providing our clients with the highest quality of work, from writing a winning brief to succeeding at oral argument.  Appellate Law Group is capable of handling all aspects of an appeal, including identifying appealable issues, drafting notices of appeal, motions to quash, appellate briefs, amicus curiae briefs, petitions for certiorari and oral argument.  When you retain Appellate Law Group, you know your appeal will get the attention it deserves. Appellate Law Group has also been certified as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.   

About Virginia McMichael

Admitted: 1983, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by Martindale-Hubbell., AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbel, 2016

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • WBENC certification as a Woman-Owned Business, 2019
  • WBENC-certified Woman-Owned Business, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Bar Association Council of Appellate Lawyers, 2019
  • Member, Women Owned Law, 2019
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Committee, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • I served for 15 years as an elected Township Supervisor in East Whiteland Township, having been elected in 1999, 2005 and 2011. The Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the Township.  East Whiteland Township is a Township in Chester County with approximately 10,000 residents. It is the home of the Great Valley Corporate Center and the headquarters of several prominent national and international businesses.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


  • H.Z. v. M.B., No. 1809 EDA 2018, 2019 Pa. Super. 33 (Pa. Super. Feb. 8, 2019) - successfully represented the Appellant and obtained a reversal of a trial court decision in a paternity case., 2019
  • Khalil v. Travelers Indemnity Company of America, et al., No. 1290 EDA 2017 (Jan. 31, 2018) - successfully represented the Appellant in an action against an insurance company and obtained a reversal of a trial court decision enforcing a term sheet as a settlement agreement., 2018
  • Karakelian v. LaVine, No. 3470 EDA 2015 (Pa. Super. Sept. 28, 2016) -- successfully represented the Appellee in an appeal of a child support order., 2016
  • Commonwealth v. T.J.W., Jr., No. 1351 EDA 2014 (April 24, 2015) - successfully represented the Appellee in a criminal case in a dispute involving the discovery of mental health records., 2015

Representative Clients:

  • Republica Oriental del Uruguay.  I represented the Republic of Uruguay in an appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  
  • State of Georgia.  I represented the State of Georgia in a case involving the Georgia Guaranteed Student Loan Program.
  • Southeastern Pa. Transportation Authority.  I represented SEPTA in an appeal to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in a case involving random drug testing.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • I was nominated by Governor Edward G. Rendell to be a judge on the Chester County Court of Common Pleas to fill the unexpired term of The Honorable Paula Francisco Ott. The nomination was one of five nominations withdrawn by the Governor on June 15, 2010 as part of an agreement with the Pennsylvania legislature to impose a statewide moratorium on judicial appointments for budgetary reasons., 2010


Educational Background:

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1983
  • Middlebury College, A.B., English, with High Honors, 1978

Industry Groups

  • Appellate
  • Litigation
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Office Location for Virginia Hinrichs McMichael

150 N Radnor Chester Rd
Suite F-200
Radnor, PA 19087

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Last Updated: 2/5/2020

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