Richards & Richards, LLP

16020 Perry Highway

Warrendale, PA 15086

P: (724) 940-4340

Allegheny County


Veronica Richards received her BSN in 1978 and a JD in 1989 from Duquesne University. She received a Master’s Degree in Hospital Administration and a Master’s Degree as a Clinical Nurse Practitioner in 1983. She entered the private practice of law after spending over ten years in the health care field as a Clinical Hospital Administrator and as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She has served as an adjunct faculty member to Duquesne University’s Graduate School of Nursing.

Every year since 2004, she has been recognized in Philadelphia Magazine as a “Super Lawyer” as one of the top five percent of medical malpractice attorneys in Pennsylvania. Since 2010 she was named by Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 50 Lawyers in Pittsburgh.” Since 2011 she has been named one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania” and “Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.” She is a member of Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

She is a member of PAJ’s Board of Governors and served as Parliamentarian advising the Board on parliamentary procedure and serving as the Chair of the Constitution & Bylaws Committee. She is active on the Education and Justice Business Partners Committees. Recently, she was presented with PAJ’s 2013 Milton Rosenberg Award. She is a Past President of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. She is also an elected fellow and a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County.