Richard "Dick" Verville retired from Powers on December 31, 2019.
Richard joined Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville in 1994 at its inception.
His practice focused on healthcare law, civil rights and disability law and legislation. Prior to joining Powers, he was a partner at White, Fine and Verville, a firm with practices in Washington, D.C. 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).
Richard 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. He 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, and the Distinguished Public Service Award of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1987.
Richard also has received 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. He has published many articles and given lectures on health law and policy and medical history. From 1991 to 1993, he served on the National Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines.
L.L.B., Columbia University, 1964
B.A., Williams College, 1961
District of Columbia
Honors & Awards
AMA Citation for Distinguished Service (2004)
Henry H. Kessler Human Dignity Award (1997)
Charles H. Best Award (1988)
Distinguished Public Service Award (1987)
Gold Key Award (1979)
Department of Health, Education and Welfare Distinguished Service Award (1973)
Memberships & Activities
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation, Department of Health, Education and Welfare (1971-1973)
Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Health Education and Welfare for Policy Planning (1970)