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 Rachel Juhas Suddarth
Rachel Juhas Suddarth
Professor of Law, Legal Practice
Courses Taught Legal Writing Health Law

Professor Rachel Suddarth teaches in the areas of legal writing and analysis and health law. Prior to joining the Richmond Law faculty, Professor Suddarth was a member of the Legal Writing Faculty at the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Va., where she had previously served as an Adjunct Professor and Teaching Assistant in the Legal Skills Program. Before entering academia, Professor Suddarth practiced regulatory health care law at Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, P.C., where she focused on Medicare and Medicaid compliance and reimbursement.

Panelist, "The Burden of Good Ideas: Examining the Impact of Unfunded Regulatory Mandates on Healthcare Providers," Washington & Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice Symposium (Nov. 2017).

"Know Your Audience: Writing Letters Your Clients Will Want to Read," 13th Annual Professional Development Conference, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference (Sept. 2014).

"Medicaid Audits and the Appeals Process," Virginia Association of Community Based Services Providers, October 2010

"Physicians Beware: The Recovery Audit Contractors Are Coming to a Facility Near You," Virginia Emergency Medicine Summit, June 2010

"RAC Attack: How to Limit Recovery Audit Contractor Scrutiny and Successfully Appeal Denied Claims," Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging, June 2010

"Medicare and Medicaid Audit Appeals: Strategies for Success," Medical Society of Virginia and Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, five session educational outreach program, May 2010

"Recovery Audit Contractor Appellate Process and Strategy," Southwest Virginia Association for Healthcare Quality, March 2010

"Recovery Audit Contractor Appeals: Strategies for Success," Medical Society of Virginia and Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, six session educational outreach program, September 2009

"Recovery Audit Contractors: Program Overview and Appellate Strategies," Kentucky Hospital Association, September 2009

"Medicare Reimbursement and Government Enforcement Efforts," Guest Lecturer, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Health Administration, Health Care Law and Bioethics Course, January 2009

"Overview of the 2008 OIG Workplan," Professional Women In Healthcare, April 2008

Professional Experience
Professor of Law, Legal Practice (2019-present)

University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Associate Professor of Legal Writing (2016-2019)

University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Assistant Professor of Legal Writing (2013-2016)

University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Legal Writing Faculty (2012-13)

William & Mary School of Law, Wiliamsburg, Va.

Associate Attorney (2007-11)

Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, PC, Richmond, Va.

Adjunct Professor, Legal Skills Program (2008-10)

William & Mary School of Law, Wiliamsburg, Va.

Law Clerk (2006-07)

Law Clerk to Justice Elizabeth Lacy, Supreme Court of Virginia, Richmond, Va.

Intern, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (2006)

Virginia Office of the Attorney General, Richmond, Va.

Manager, Public Health Affairs (2002-03)

American Society for Clinical Pathology, Washington, DC


The RAC Auditors Are Coming to Virginia! Are you Ready?, 7 Virginia Medical Law Report 5 (Jan. 2010).

Hospitals Take Note: CMS Issues New Interpretive Guidelines for Several Hospital Conditions of Participation, 10 HCCA Compliance Today 38 (May 2008) (with Mary C. Malone).

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Is It Time for Your Bank to Start Offering a Health Savings Account (HSA)? Here's What You Need to Know About This New Product, ABA Bank Marketing, Jan. 2006, at 40 (with Mark R. Baran).

Banks and Health Savings Accounts: An Exciting New Market, ABA Trusts & Investments, Sept.-Oct. 2005, at 18 (with Mark R. Baran).

National Laboratory Inventory Integral Part of Wild Poliovirus Eradication, 33 Laboratory Medicine 755 (Oct. 2002).

The UL6 Gene Product Forms the Portal for Entry of DNA into the Herpes Simplex Virus Capsid, 75 Journal of Virology 10923 (Nov. 2001) (with William W. Newcomb, Darrell R. Thomsen, Fred L. Homa, April D. Burch, Sandra K. Weller, and Jay C. Brown).

J.D., William & Mary
B.A., University of Virginia
Contact Information
Room 320, Law School
(804) 289-8466
(804) 289-8992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Legal Writing and Analysis
Health Law