Richard P. Weishaupt has worked at Community Legal Services for more than 30 years, where he is currently a Senior Attorney for Health and Human Services. He specializes in public benefits and health law and has written extensively in the field. Currently he is working on expanding health care for all Pennsylvanians and is working on the latest variation of welfare to work policies in the TANF program.
Mr. Weishaupt has designed and taught substantive law and legal skills programs for lawyers, paralegals, and lay people. These include programs for: Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, Legal Services Corporation, National Health Law Project, Children’s Defense Fund, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, various City agencies and numerous colleges and law schools in the area.
Honors & Publications
Mr. Weishaupt has received a shared NLADA Reginald Heber Smith Award given to the outstanding civil legal aid attorney, and an award, The Arc for Outstanding Efforts on behalf of the disabled, shared with other colleagues at CLS as well as the National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Advocacy Award for Advancing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He is also the recipient of a visiting Wasserstein Fellowship in public interest law at Harvard in 2007 and a Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Striving for Excellence award in 2009. Most recently, Mr. Weishaupt received the Bernard White Community Service Award, presented by Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Pennsylvania.