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I have been practicing law in Vermont since 1979 and am a founding partner of the firm. I take great satisfaction in fighting for injured workers or accident victims who are being treated unfairly by insurance companies.

Before starting my legal career, I worked in many different job settings. I was a schoolteacher, hospital aide, factory worker, construction laborer, and farm hand. I understand the difficulties that face workers in these different job sites, and the problems that arise when you are injured.

First and foremost, I want to understand the needs of my client. That requires careful listening to them as they relate their story and what brought them to me. After that, I consider their situation and offer them legal advice based on my experience and my understanding of the law. My role is to be a good counselor to them and to explain what remedies are legally available to them. Next, I become an advocate for them, and I fight for them to get what they are entitled to receive.

One important legal issue I helped clarify was the right to vocational rehabilitation for injured workers. When my client was denied any meaningful vocational rehabilitation to return her to work, through a limited and unfair interpretation of the law by the Department of Labor, I took her case to the Vermont Supreme Court.

I value education and family safety, and over the years I have advocated for improvements in our workers’ compensation system and personal injury laws. I am past president of the Vermont Association for Justice, and have worked closely with the Vermont legislature to make these improvements.

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Locations

  • 535 Stone Cutters Way, Suite 204
    Montpelier, VT 05602
  • 112 Lake Street, Suite 130
    Burlington, VT 05401

Education

  • Georgetown University, BA, graduated 1969
  • Vermont Law School , J.D., graduated 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Vermont, 1979

Affiliations

  • Vermont Trial Lawyers Association - Board Member
  • Vermont Association for Justice - Member, Past President
  • Vermont Bar Association - Member
  • Washington County Bar Association - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants, Montpelier (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

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