Vermont Top Lawyers


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Vermont has many fine law firms and lawyers to serve the Vermont business community. Represented on the following pages are over 30 law firms and about 200 attorneys. This list is comprised of Vermont lawyers designated by peer-reviewed rating firms, including or Vermont Business Magazine asked law firms from across the state which of their lawyers received such a designation in a business-related practice area. Only those firms who volunteered this information about their lawyers are included. Some of the practice areas have been consolidated. Several lawyers practice in more than one area of law. The list is arranged alphabetically by firm.


Affolter Gannon Law

Essex Junction


Richard W. Affolter

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Mediation


Michael J. Gannon

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Civil Litigation




Biggam Fox Skinner LLP



Ron Fox

Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury claimants


Heidi Groff Workers’

Compensation and Personal Injury claimants


Kelly Massicotte

Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury claimants


Pat Biggam

Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury claimants




Carroll & Associates PC

Grand Isle


Edward J. Carroll Esq





Carroll Boe & Pell PC



Kathleen M Boe Esq

Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law and Real Estate Law


James F. Carroll Esq.

State, Local and Municipal law




Deppman Law PLC



Benjamin H. Deppman Esq Real estate







Ritchie Berger
Business Litigation Commercial Litigation; Medical Malpractice Law; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants


Leigh Cole
Immigration Law


David Gurtman
Corporate Compliance Law Business/Corporate Law


Austin Hart
Real Estate Law


Mark Langan
Tax Law; Trusts and Estates Estate Planning & Probate


Molly Langan
Real Estate Law


Amy McLaughlin
Employment Law – Management; Litigation - Labor & Employment


Karen McAndrew
Business Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Education Law; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Construction; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants


Jeffrey McMahan
Business/Corporate Law; Corporate Law; Technology Law


Brian Murphy
Business/Corporate Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Non-Profit / Charities Law


Jeffrey Nolan
Education Law; Employment & Labor Law; Employment Law – Management;


Daniel R. Sharpe
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law


Shapleigh Smith Jr
Litigation - Intellectual Property; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants


Afi Ahmadi
Business/Corporate Law


Linda Cohen
Health Care Law


Kendall Hoechst
Civil Litigation


Andy MacIlwaine
Construction Litigation




Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

St Johnsbury


Andre D. Bouffard

Bankruptcy, Business Litigation


Timothy E Copeland

Management; Labor Law; Litigation - Labor and Employment


Thomas C Csatari

Trusts & Estates; Litigation - Trusts & Estates


Kathleen H. Davis

Captive Insurance


William J Dodge

Real Estate: Zoning/Land-Use


R Bradford Fawley

Intellectual Property Litigation


Kathryn M. Foley

Intellectual Property


James C Gallagher

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants


F David Harlow

Employment Litigation


Marc B Heath

Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Personal Injury - General


John Hollar

Government Relations; Administrative, Regulatory Law


R Prescott Jaunich

Real Estate – Vermont


Walter E Judge Jr

Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General, Civil Litigation


Peter B. Kunin

Copyright Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property;  Trademark Law


Robert B. Luce

Business Litigation,  Personal Injury - General


John Maitland

Employment Law –  Management; Labor Law – Management


John H Marshall

Utilities, Energy & Natural Resources, Communications


Jennifer McDonald

Civil Litigation


Lawrence H Meier

Intellectual Property


Willemien Dingemans Miller

Estate Planning & Probate


Thomas H Moody

Business/Corporate, Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions


Paul H Ode Jr

Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions


Bruce C Palmer

Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation, Construction  Litigation


Wm. Roger Prescott



Elizabeth K Rattigan

Labor and Employment –  Vermont


Christopher Roy

Business Litigation,  Land Use/Zoning, Real Estate


Cathleen M. Stadecker

Intellectual Property


David J Sylvester

Corporate/Commercial - Vermont


Benjamin J. Traverse

Labor and Employment


James G Wheeler




Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel Hand PLLC



Brian Dunkiel



Geoffrey Hand

Environmental Litigation


Drew Kervick

Health Care


Justin McCabe

Intellectual Property


Victoria Westgate

Energy & Natural Resources




Facey Goss & McPhee PC



Heather Cooper

Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring


John A Facey III

Real Estate Law


James PW Goss

Environmental Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Mining Law


John C Newman

Tax Litigation, Trust & Estates Law


M. Kate Thomas
Civil Litigation
Rising Star




Fead Construction Law PLC

South Burlington


William Alexander “Sandy” Fead

Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation




Gravel & Shea PC    



Peter S. Erly

Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation


Timothy M. Eustace

Litigation – Real Estate


Michelle N. Farkas

Real Estate Law


Heather Rider Hammond

Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment


Robert B. Hemley

Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; First Amendment Law; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs; Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs


William A. Mason IV

Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law


Jerome F. O’Neill

Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs


Robert F. O’Neill

Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar


Robert H. Rushford

Real Estate Law


Norman Williams

Appellate Practice; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs


Jeanne C. Blackmore

Private Wealth Law




Jarrett & Luitjens PLC

South Burlington


Glenn Jarrett

Estate Planning & Probate; Elder Law




Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough

South Burlington


Mary Kirkpatrick

Personal injury – General; Plaintiff




Kohn Rath Danon Lynch & Scharf LLP



Beth Danon

Personal Injury


Roger Kohn

General Litigation




Langrock Sperry & Wool



Erin Miller Heins

Construction Litigation


Christopher L. Davis

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law; Family Law; Family Law Mediation


Eric M Knudsen

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law; Corporate Law; Real Estate Law


Mark L Sperry III

Real Estate Law; Real Estate Litigation


Susan M Murray

Appellate Practice; Collaborative Law - Family Law; Family Law; Family Law Mediation


Mitchell L Pearl

First Amendment Litigation; Civil Rights


Kevin E Brown

Insurance Law


F Rendol Barlow
Elder Law; Real Estate Law; Trusts & Estates


Emily J Joselson

Environmental Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs


Devin McLaughlin

Criminal Defense - General Practice; Criminal Defense - White-Collar


James W Swift

Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs


Peter F Langrock

Commercial Litigation;

Criminal Defense - General Practice; Criminal Defense - White-Collar; First Amendment Law; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs


John L Kellner

Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs; and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs


William B Miller Jr

Commercial Litigation; Elder Law; Construction Litigation; Labor & Employment Litigation


Sarah Gentry Tischler

Trusts & Estates


Alison J Bell

Employment Law - Individuals; Employment Law - Management; Labor & Employment Litigation; Leisure & Hospitality Law; ERISA Litigation


Lisa B Shelkrot

Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense - General Practice; Criminal Defense - White-Collar; Construction Litigation




Law Office of Gregory Howe



Gregory Howe

Personal Injury. Plaintiff




Law Office of Richard J Fox PLLC



Richard J Fox

Real Estate




Lisman Leckerling P.C.



Carl H. Lisman

Real estate, Real estate litigation


William Leckerling 

Employment law




McCormick Fitzpatrick Kasper & Burchard P.C.



Dave Berman

Workers’ Compensation


Dan Burchard

Civil Litigation, Insurance Coverage and Construction Law


Jason Ferreira

Workers’ Compensation


Eric Johnson

Alternate Dispute Resolution


Keith Kasper

Workers’ Compensation


Thomas McCormick

Personal Injury Litigation




Merritt & Merritt



H. Kenneth Merritt Jr.

Corporate Attorney; Securities


Sharon J. Merritt

Patent, Trademark & Copyright


Andrew D. Grosvenor

Corporate Attorney




Moulton Law Group



Peter K. Osborn

Corporate Law; Venture Capital Transactions; Mergers and Acquisitions; Securities


Eli Moulton

Corporate Law; Venture Capital Transactions; Mergers and Acquisitions; Securities




MSK Attorneys



Liam Murphy


Brian Sullivan


Catherine Dingle


Jeremy Farkas


Hans Huessy


Daniel Seff





Obuchowski Law Office



Raymond Obuchowski

Business Bankruptcy




Paul Frank + Collins P.C.



Robert G. Cain

Workers’ Compensation Law


Mark G. Hall

Environmental and Land Use and Zoning Litigation


Stephen J. Soule



Andrew A. Beerworth

Workers’ Compensation Law


Kristina R. Brines

Employment and Labor Law


Nolan C. Burkhouse

Insurance Law


Robert S. DiPalma

Commercial Finance Law


Stephen D. Ellis

Labor and Employment Law


Kimberly K. Hayden

Energy Law


Christopher J. Leff

Tax Law


Shane W. McCormack

Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law


Thomas R. Melloni

Banking and Finance Law and Public Finance Law


Kerin E. Stackpole 

Employment and Labor Law, Employment and Labor Litigation




Pratt Vreeland Kennelly
Martin & White Ltd



John J. “Jack” Kennelly

Commercial Litigation, Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy


Robert S. Pratt

Elder Law


Neal C. Vreeland

Real Estate Litigation


Timothy U. Martin

Commercial Real Estate


Jeffrey P. White

General Commercial Practice


Matthew D. Anderson

Civil Litigation




Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC

Burlington and Montpelier


Jon T. Anderson

Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation - Environmental, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning


Gary M. Burt

Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants


Doreen F. Connor

Appellate Practice


Anne E. Cramer

Health Care Law


Denise J. Deschenes

Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law


Gregory Eaton

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Litigation - Insurance


Jon R. Eggleston

Tax Law, Trusts and Estates


Gary L. Franklin 

Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Bankruptcy


J. Paul Giuliani

Public Finance Law,  Corporate Law


Jeffrey P. Johnson

Insurance Law


Gary F. Karnedy

Commercial Litigation


John R. Monson

Corporate Law


Ralphine N. O’Rourke

Real Estate Law, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Commercial Transactions / UCC Law


Thomas J. Pappas

Construction Law,  Commercial Litigation


Keith A. Roberts

Corporate Law


L. Jonathan Ross

Family Law


Mark H. Scribner

Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law


Neil Wheelwright

Real Estate Law


Douglas J. Wolinsky 

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy




Rich Cassidy Law

South Burlington


Richard Cassidy

Employment Law - Individuals, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Mediation




Ryan Smith & Carbine Ltd



R. Joseph O’Rourke

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants


John J. Zawistoski

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants


Thomas M. Dowling

Business/Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates


Allen R. Keyes

Appellate Litigation


Harry R Ryan

Personal Injury Litigation, Legal Malpractice – Defense


Glenn S Morgan

Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers


James B. Anderson

Business Litigation


William A. O’Rourke

Civil Litigation


Elizabeth A. Glynn

Banking & Finance Law


Andrew H. Maass
Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management


John A. Serafino

Insurance Law




Sabbeth Law




Michael J. Sabbeth Esq.

Workers’ compensation, Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death


David Crocco Jr. Esq.

Workers compensation, Auto Accidents, Personal Injury




Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C.



R. Jeffrey Behm

Business Litigation


Justin A. Brown

Business Litigation


Ian P. Carleton

Business Litigation


Kevin A. Lumpkin

Business Litigation


Diane M. McCarthy

Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, and Real Estate Law


Renee L. Mobbs

Banking Law


Craig S. Nolan

White-Collar Criminal Defense


James W. Spink

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Lewis K. Sussman

Real Estate Law




Shoup Evers & Green PLLC 


Tina Shoup
Medical Malpractice, Plaintiff


John Evers
Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice (Plaintiffs); Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury-plaintiffs


Michael Green
Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation; Personal Injury plaintiffs, Workers’ Compensation Claimants




Suzanne R. Brown Esq


Facebook Suzanne R. Brown


Suzanne R. Brown Esq

Family Law




Sylvester & Brow PLLC



Alan F Sylvester Esquire

Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs; Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs


Michael S Brow Esquire

Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs


Amy Sylvester Averill Esquire

Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs




Unsworth LaPlante PLLC

Essex Junction


Stephen A. Unsworth

Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning


Ellen B. LaPlante

Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning




Winburn Law Offices



D. Patrick Winburn

Plaintiffs Personal Injury and Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice





Source: Vermont Business Magazine 2019