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Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP


210 College Street
P.O. Box 721
Burlington, VT 05402-0721
United States
(802) 864.0217

Firm Details

Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP offers a full range of legal services to business and individual clients throughout Vermont. With more than fifty-five years of practice, we are one of the oldest firms in the state. With twenty-seven lawyers, and offices in Burlington and Middlebury, the firm is also one of the largest in Vermont. With an average of almost thirty years in practice each, and an established record of professional achievement, our lawyers are among the most experienced and qualified in Vermont.

Yet we are not a typical law firm. Rather than a hierarchy, we are virtually all partners and peers, and we serve our clients as a team. Rather than encouraging narrow specialists in isolated departments, we take an interdisciplinary approach. Rather than eating at our desks, we have lunch together, to apply our collective knowledge to the pressing legal problem of the day. We believe that broad and flexible minds, working together across boundaries, yield the best results for our clients.

We are committed to achieving those results by providing the highest quality legal work and exceptional client service. Our team approach allows us to handle the simplest to the most complex matters in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our lawyers are aggressive, but always working to find solutions. We employ a common-sense and creative approach to problem-solving, whether negotiating a business deal, crafting an estate plan, mediating a dispute, or preparing for trial.

We have a well-deserved reputation as one of the foremost litigation firms in the state. We have represented thousands of individuals, businesses, and municipalities in all types of litigation. We regularly appear in all state and federal courts in Vermont and occasionally in several other states. We receive frequent referrals from other lawyers and are known for our ability and willingness to take on particularly complex and challenging cases.

The rest of our practice is of equal breadth and depth. We handle sophisticated business transactions, employment issues, and tax planning for our business clients, wills and real estate transactions for our individual clients, and just about everything in between. We pride ourselves on understanding the particular legal needs of our clients, whether large or small.

We also pride ourselves on the quality of our lawyers. We are a diverse group of well-rounded individuals, with an impressive set of intellectual and professional accomplishments, supported by an experienced staff. The firm is the only Vermont member of Meritas, a global network of independent law firms, whose members are carefully selected for their commitment to excellence and are subject to stringent quality standards.

Above all, we are committed to our families, to our communities, and to public service. We believe that our personal lives are inseparable from our professional lives. We love to practice law, and to do so in partnership with our colleagues and our clients, and that enables us to provide the highest quality and best service that any law firm can deliver.


James W. Swift
Managing Partner



Women: 9

Men: 14


Women: 2

Men: 2

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Vermont in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs with 4 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Middlebury with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Middlebury in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs with 4 lawyers

Firm Practice Areas

  • Agriculture Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Collaborative Law: Family Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Community Association Law
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
  • Environmental Law
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • First Amendment Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

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Burlington, VT

210 College Street

P.O. Box 721

Burlington, VT 05402-0721

United States

(802) 864.0217

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Middlebury, VT

111 South Pleasant Street

P.O. Drawer 351

Middlebury, VT 05753-0351

United States

(802) 388.6356

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