Richard Verville joined Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville in 1994, at its inception. His practice has focused on health care law, civil rights and disability law and legislation. Prior to joining PPSV, he was a partner at White, Fine and Verville, a firm with practices in Washington DC and Boston (1973 to 1994); Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (1971 to 1973); and Assistant to the Secretary of the Department of Health Education and Welfare for Policy Planning (1970).
Mr. Verville holds a JD from Columbia University School of Law (1964) and a BA from Williams College (1961), where he was a Westinghouse Scholar and member of the Senior Honor Society. Mr. Verville received the AMA Citation for Distinguished Service Award for service to medicine and health in 2004, the Henry H. Kessler Human Dignity Award from the Kessler Institute in 1997, the Charles H. Best Award from the American Diabetes Association in 1988, the Distinguished Public Service Award of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1987, the Gold Key Award of the American Congress of Rehabilitation for Distinguished Service to the Disabled in 1979, and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare Distinguished Service Award in 1973. In 1997, he delivered the Joseph P. Schaeffer Lecture at the Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, and in 2003, he delivered the 17th annual William A. Spencer Lecture at Baylor College of Medicine. From 1991 to 1993, he served on the National Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines.
Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville is a Washington, DC-based law firm that focuses on health care, education and the law of tax-exempt organizations.