Phone: (804) 783-7250
Fax: (804) 783-7291
 
 
 

Pierce Rucker is a member of the Healthcare group and a shareholder of the firm.  He has been practicing law for over twenty years. He focuses principally on defending doctors, nurses and public/private hospitals against medical malpractice claims.

Pierce has worked as an operating room technician at Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond. During this time he learned not only the intricacies of human anatomy and the techniques employed in general, gynecological, neurological, orthopedic, thoracic and vascular surgery, but the workings of a major metropolitan hospital as well. This unique experience has given him an insight into the practice of medicine not shared by many lawyers.

Pierce has been lead counsel in numerous jury trials involving medical malpractice claims. He has also appeared before and served on numerous medical malpractice review panels and acted as an arbitrator in several medical malpractice cases.

Pierce has written and lectured extensively in the areas of medical malpractice and healthcare risk management. He has served on the firm's Board of Directors. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, has been on the Virginia Business magazine's Virginia "Legal Elite" and in the 2006 -2011 Virginia Super Lawyers.

 

■ Quick Facts

 

AV rated by Martindale Hubbell 

Education

B.A., University of Virginia, 1971
J.D., Washington & Lee University, 1975

Admissions

  • Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond
  • Bar of the United States Supreme Court
  • Defense Research Institute and Trial Lawyers Association (former State Chair)
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (former President and member of Board of Directors)
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar (former member of Council)

Law Clerk

The Honorable Richard B. Kellam, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1975-1976

 *CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

 

■ Quick Facts

 

AV rated by Martindale Hubbell 

Education

B.A., University of Virginia, 1971
J.D., Washington & Lee University, 1975

Admissions

  • Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond
  • Bar of the United States Supreme Court
  • Defense Research Institute and Trial Lawyers Association (former State Chair)
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (former President and member of Board of Directors)
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar (former member of Council)

Law Clerk

The Honorable Richard B. Kellam, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1975-1976

 *CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.