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David Polow
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David Polow
Hyde Park, VT Personal Injury Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(802) 888-7707 125 Main Street
PO Box 130
Hyde Park, VT 05655
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Vermont Attorney Representing Businesses and Individuals Throughout Vermont. Our firm is comprised of attorney David Polow. I provide competitive legal advocacy to our clients. This is our fourth decade representing individuals in auto collision cases, personal injury cases and insurance disputes throughout Vermont and, beginning in 2010, Colorado. Attorneys from our firm have developed the knowledge, experience and strategy to effectively represent injured people. We know that often, the best way to settle a case is to impress upon the other side our willingness to go to trial. We are determined to represent you in a...
Heidi S. Groff Esq.
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Heidi S. Groff Esq.
Montpelier, VT Personal Injury Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(802) 375-7603 453 Stone Cutters Way
Montpelier, VT 05602
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Vermont Law School
I have been with the firm for almost 20 years, and I am a partner. I specialize in helping people with their workers’ compensation and personal injury claims because it is personally rewarding for me when I am able to help an injured person get the benefits that they deserve, and I am able to hold an insurance company accountable. Having an injury can be very difficult and I know that insurance companies often do not treat people fairly. My clients like me because I am passionate about their claims and don’t give up! It is obvious that I enjoy...
Steven Bredice
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Steven Bredice
Jeffersonville, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 25 years of experience
(802) 644-6610 17 GW Tatro Drive
Jeffersonville, VT 05464
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Emory University School of Law
Vermont personal injury lawyer Steven A. Bredice limits his practice to plaintiff’s civil litigation, with a heavy emphasis on accidents, medical malpractice, products liability and wrongful death cases. Admitted to all state and federal courts in Vermont as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Attorney Bredice has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict before juries throughout Vermont. A former insurance defense lawyer whose practice is now devoted to representing only the injured, attorney Bredice has a behind-the-scenes knowledge of insurance company settlement and litigation tactics and strategies. Attorney Bredice is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist...
Patrick L. Biggam
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Patrick L. Biggam
Montpelier, VT Personal Injury Lawyer with 42 years of experience
(802) 375-7603 453 Stone Cutters Way
Montpelier, VT 05602
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Vermont Law School
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. One important legal issue I helped clarify was the right to vocational rehabilitation for injured...
Kelly Elizabeth Massicotte
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Kelly Elizabeth Massicotte
Montpelier, VT Personal Injury Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(802) 375-7603 453 Stone Cutters Way
Montpelier, VT 05602
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Vermont Law School
I became an attorney so I could help ordinary people fight for the things they are entitled to. Before becoming an attorney, I worked in the construction industry, where I saw firsthand how hardworking people do not always get a fair shake. At Biggam Fox Skinner LLP, I focus on helping people win workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. I work closely with my clients and our paralegals to present the strongest case possible. I am very detail-oriented and learn the specifics of each case by really listening to my clients and what they need. Although the legal process...
Ronald Fox
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Ronald Fox
Montpelier, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 48 years of experience
(802) 375-7603 453 Stone Cutters Way
Montpelier, VT 05602
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
I have been practicing law for more than 40 years, and I am a founding partner in the firm. I have chosen to specialize in helping people with personal injuries because I care. I represent injured workers in their workers’ compensation claims and people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. One case that was particularly meaningful for me was when I represented a man who had been a laborer all of his life. He was essentially at the end of his career and he fell and injured his back. He had no high school diploma...
Ember S. Tilton
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Ember S. Tilton
Montpelier, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 7 years of experience
8 Court Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Criminal and Landlord Tenant
Vermont Law School
Since graduating from Vermont Law School in 2012, I have tried many cases before juries and have won a great majority of those trials. Even more often, I convinced the trial court to dismiss cases without the need for a trial. Whether charged with a crime, injured in an accident, looking to start a business, or buying a home, you need a lawyer you can count on. With me as your attorney, you can be certain you have an effective courtroom lawyer on your side, ready to fight for you.
Richard T. Cassidy
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Richard T. Cassidy
(802) 864-8144 1233 Shelburne Road
Ste. D5
South Burlington, VT 05403
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfSouth Burlington, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 42 years of experience
Personal Injury and Arbitration & Mediation
Albany Law School
Our firm represents people, not businesses or institutions. We focus on personal injury litigation and employment law. We represent people who have been injured due to the fault of others and employees in disputes with their employers or former employers.

Why? We want to make our living doing work that is worthwhile. Early in my career, I represented all sides in many kinds of disputes. But I simply didn’t find it satisfying to represent insurance companies and big businesses. It is true that businesses must pay attention to the bottom line. But many companies don’t seem to care about anything else....
Andrew B. Delaney
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Andrew B. Delaney
(802) 479-0568 P.O. Box 607
100 North Main Street, Suite 2
Barre, VT 05641
Free ConsultationBarre, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 10 years of experience
Personal Injury
Vermont Law School
I'm a trial lawyer. I'm admitted to the Vermont Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, the New York Bar, and U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont. I'm a member of the American Association for Justice, the Vermont Association for Justice, the Vermont Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the NYSBA, the NYSTLA, and the DC Bar Association. My practice focuses on plaintiff's personal injury.
William Leckerling
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William Leckerling
Burlington , VT Personal Injury Attorney with 36 years of experience
(802) 864-5756 84 Pine Street
Burlington , VT 05402
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Employment, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Vermont Law School
Bill concentrates his practice on matters involving negligence including products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, brain injuries, and cerebral palsy claims. Bill has successfully resolved (either through trial or settlement) complex personal injury claims for over 30 years including those involving:

• A brain injury which occurred when the surgeon entered into patients brain while removing sinus polyps

• Cerebral Palsy and other brain injuries caused by an anesthesiologist who administered an adult dose of anesthetic to a six-month-old infant

• The death of a nineteen-year-old caused by the hospital’s emergency room’s failure to properly treat an aspirin overdose

• The death of a seventy-year-old woman due to...
David Bond
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David Bond
Burlington, VT Personal Injury Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(802) 540-0434 2 Church St., Ste 3A
Burlington, VT 05401
Personal Injury, Business, Construction and Insurance Claims
Boston University School of Law
I am a Vermont attorney practicing civil litigation. I strongly support my clients, helping them to understand the process, the choices, and the range of probable outcomes they face. As a classical musician, I have an ability to look at problems creatively, with a high level of attention to detail. I bring those skills to bear in every case, at a cost-effective rate.
Mr. Michael John Gannon
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Mr. Michael John Gannon
Essex Junction, VT Personal Injury Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(802) 878-2797 15 Brickyard Road
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
The Affolter Gannon law firm is uniquely suited to fight for the rights of victims injured in accidents because Mike Gannon and Dick Affolter used to be among Vermont's premiere insurance defense lawyers. The AG team were the attorneys insurance companies called when claims were asserted against them. In fact, Mike and Dick received awards from insurance companies and were asked to instruct their adjusters how to handle legal issues. A little more than ten years ago, AG made the decision to "switch teams" and to represent injured claimants who are being treated unfairly by insurance companies. We...
Robert Kaplan
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Robert Kaplan
Burlington, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 28 years of experience
(802) 651-0013 95 St Paul St
Suite 405
Burlington, VT 05401
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Products Liability
Albany Law School
Aggressive Criminal Defense and Plaintiff's Personal Injury.
Charles Jordan Handy
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Charles Jordan Handy
Burlington, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 8 years of experience
(802) 373-9201 148 College Street
Suite 203
Burlington, VT 05401
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Landlord Tenant
Vermont Law School
C. Jordan Handy is a litigation attorney practicing in all areas of criminal law, including: DUI, criminal defense, personal injury and landlord-tenant cases. He aggressively fights for the rights of his clients, carefully analyzing all pieces of evidence in every case.
John F Evers
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John F Evers
Burlington, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 37 years of experience
(802) 861-6666 84 Pine St
Burlington, VT 05401
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Boston College
John has tried numerous cases to verdict and has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America for both Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Commercial Litigation, and by The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel as a top commercial litigation lawyer. He holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. He frequently presents seminars on trial techniques and jury selection. He is a past president of the Vermont Association for Justice and served on its Board of Governors. From 1993 to 2006, he also was a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice. John served as the Vermont Bar...
Daniel McCabe
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Daniel McCabe
St. Johnsbury, VT Personal Injury Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(802) 748-8161 218 Eastern Aveune
PO Box 189
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Vermont Law School
Daniel D. McCabe began working with Steven Adler in 2009 when the firm was known as Axelrod & Adler. Starting in 2015, the firm changed its name to Adler & McCabe in recognition of Attorney McCabe’s contributions. Attorney McCabe’s main practice areas include personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal defense. Over his career, he has helped secure millions of dollars in settlements and benefits for injured Vermonters.

Attorney McCabe handles a variety of other matters, including Vermont Supreme Court appeals, DCF cases, employment disputes, estate work, business formations, and real estate transactions.

Attorney McCabe graduated from Vermont Law School, magna cum...
William Brownlow Towle
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William Brownlow Towle
South Burlington, VT Personal Injury Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(802) 863-0307 3069 Williston Rd
Ward Law, VT
South Burlington, VT 05403
Personal Injury, Business and Employment
University of New Mexico
A native of Dummerston, Vermont, Will is a graduate of Yale University (history) and received his law degree in 1992 from the University of New Mexico School of Law. He began his law career as a litigator, as one of only two associates working with the nationally recognized trial lawyer, Randi McGinn, in Albuquerque, NM. His trial lawyer practice focused on wrongful death, catastrophic injury, employment discrimination and insurance bad faith litigation. For eight additional years, Will operated his own firm and expanded his specialties to include business transactions, business formation, commercial litigation, and providing lawsuit defense services for his...
Carey Rose
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Carey Rose
Essex, VT Personal Injury Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(844) 476-7352 8 Essex Way
Suite 104 A
Essex, VT 05452
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Insurance Claims, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Golden Gate University School of Law
Vermont Trial Lawyer who offer compassionate representation to injured people and workers' while fighting tirelessly to protect your legal rights and get you the benefits and settlement you deserve. My practice focuses on auto accidents, personal injury, and worker's compensation claims.
Robert Drew Palcsik
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Robert Drew Palcsik
(802) 234-3181 106 Main Street
2d Floor, 4W
Burlington, VT 05401
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfBurlington, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 23 years of experience
Personal Injury
Northeastern University School of Law
I make it easy for injured people to get paid and move on after an accident.

No one wants to find themselves on an injury lawyer’s website.

You never imagined it would be you or someone you love who needs an injury lawyer. But everything changed in that instant and now you’re stressed and confused about what to do next.

• Was the kid behind you texting and driving when she rear-ended your family at a stop light?

• Was an impatient driver passing on a busy stretch of Route 7, when he collided with your car head on?

• Were you...
David Lynch
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David Lynch
Williston, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 30 years of experience
(802) 658-6415 28 Day Lane, Ste. 20
PO Box 340
Williston, VT 05495
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Bankruptcy and Workers' Comp
Vermont Law School
David is a graduate of the University of Vermont and Vermont Law School, where he was awarded a Juris Doctorate, cum laude. He is licensed in Vermont since 1991 and has extensive experience in a variety of legal matters.
His practice presently focuses on claims for bodily injury and representing debtors in bankruptcy. He has extensive courtroom experience in the State Superior Courts as well as Federal Bankruptcy Court.
Benjamin H Deppman
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Benjamin H Deppman
Middlebury, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 26 years of experience
(802) 388-6337 2 Park Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Benjamin H. Deppman represents a wide variety of clients providing services to individuals and business entities in the fields of business entity selection and organization, commercial litigation, construction law, foreclosure, commercial and residential real estate transactions, trust and estate planning and administration, probate matters, and personal injury litigation.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Deppman worked as an associated at Ryan Smith & Carbine, Ltd., until joining the firm of Deppman & Foley, P.C., in 1995. He was appointed partner in 2000. Benj serves on the board of directors for the following: Town Hall Theater, Inc.; Porter...
Todd Schlossberg
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Todd Schlossberg
(802) 860-2600 BURLINGTON, VT 05402
BURLINGTON, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 30 years of experience
Personal Injury and Nursing Home
Vermont Law School
Todd Schlossberg:
I was born on May 8, 1959. After various stints running ski lifts at Killington Ski Area, picking apples in Putney, and traveling in Central America, I moved to Burlington, Vermont in 1981. Over the following several years, I taught skiing, flipped pizzas, sold bicycles, and worked as an adolescent and family counselor for a community action agency. I eventually went on to study law, graduating from Vermont Law School, summa cum laude (1st in my class) in 1990.

After receiving my law degree, I served as a law clerk to Associate Justice John A. Dooley of the Vermont Supreme...
Kevin Lumpkin
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Kevin Lumpkin
Burlington, VT Personal Injury Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(802) 864-9891 30 Main Street
6th Floor
Burlington, VT 05401
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfPersonal Injury, Insurance Defense, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Vanderbilt University Law School
Kevin is an experienced litigator in the practice areas of complex commercial litigation, class actions, medical malpractice defense, consumer fraud litigation, breach of contract litigation, personal injury defense, and land use and zoning. He is both a trial and appellate litigator, and he has participated in numerous jury trials and bench trials. Kevin practice is focused primarily on civil litigation, serving both business and individuals. He practices in both state and federal court, as well as before various State agencies and boards. Prior to joining Sheehey, Kevin served as a law clerk for the Vermont Superior Courts in...
Jeffrey T. Dickson
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Jeffrey T. Dickson
Burlington, VT Personal Injury Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(802) 999-7975 86 St. Paul Street, Suite 205
P.O. Box 1266
Burlington, VT 05402
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Montana - University of Montana-Missoula
Jeff was born and raised in Burlington, Vermont and formed Dickson Law Office, PLLC, in January 2014. Jeff used to represent insurance companies, so he knows how they operate when you've been injured. Jeff's goal is to ensure his clients feel confident they're being represented by someone who cares about their needs, keeps them informed, and works hard to get recover what they're entitled to.
Adam Bergeron
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Adam Bergeron
Burlington, VT Personal Injury Lawyer
(802) 863-1191 27 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
University of Oregon
Jessica L Burke
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Jessica L Burke
Burlington, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 12 years of experience
(802) 318-8076 77 College St 2C
Burlington, VT 05401
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Jessica Burke is the Founder of Burke Law. Ms. Burke grew up in Fairlee, Vermont and Hanover, New Hampshire. She attended Boston College where she obtained her B.A. in Political Science. She received her J.D. from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Prior to founding Burke Law in 2011, Ms. Burke worked as a Public Defender in Chesapeake, Virginia where she tried hundreds of cases ranging from simple assault to first degree murder. Ms. Burke has also advocated for defendants’ rights in the international arena by touring correctional facilities and interviewing prisoners in Liberia in collaboration with the United Nations’...
William Pettersen IV
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William Pettersen IV
Colchester, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 7 years of experience
(802) 391-4005 1084 East Lakeshore Dr.
Colchester, VT 05446
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Consumer
University of Illinois College of Law
Attorney Pettersen's practice includes employment law, family law, personal injury, probate, landlord-tenant, governmental law, and business transactions and litigation.

Attorney Pettersen grew up in Montpelier, Vermont and graduated from the University of Vermont, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. He graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the University of Illinois Law Review and a nominee for the Paul Lisnek Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. Attorney Pettersen was a law clerk for two state trial courts where he assisted judges in civil, criminal, family, and...
Gregory Howe
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Gregory Howe
NEWPORT, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 45 years of experience
(802) 334-6718 5346 US Rte 5
NEWPORT, VT 05855
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
New England Law | Boston
Constance Tryon Pell
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Constance Tryon Pell
Middlebury, VT Personal Injury Attorney
(802) 388-6711 64 Court Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
Personal Injury, Employment, Municipal and Real Estate
Roger Kohn
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Roger Kohn
Hinesburg, VT Personal Injury Lawyer with 49 years of experience
(802) 482-2905 10719 Rt 116
Hinesburg, VT 05461-0340
Personal Injury, Employment and Workers' Comp
Roger E. Kohn was born in New Jersey, and moved to Vermont in 1971. Roger was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967, with a major in physics. He obtained his law degree magna cum laude (with high honors) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1971, where he was a Comment Editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He received the Henry C. Loughlin prize for legal ethics. Roger served as a law clerk to the Honorable Bernard J. Leddy, Chief U.S. District Judge, and worked at Vermont Legal Aid before...
Evan Chadwick
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Evan Chadwick
Randolph, VT Personal Injury Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(802) 728-5167 12 Summer Street
Randolph, VT 05060
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Born and raised in the tiny Vermont town of Rochester, Attorney Chadwick graduated from Keene State College in 2007 with a bachelor's in Social Science. After graduation Attorney Chadwick went on to clerk for the law firm of Thomas Costello in Brattleboro, where he focused his studies on criminal and civil rights law under the Vermont Legal Clerkship program that allows aspiring attorneys to study under experienced attorneys for four years to earn their license to practice law.

In 2013, Attorney Chadwick started Chadwick Law LLC, a sole practice general litigation law firm, located in Brattleboro. Two years...
Michael J. Leddy
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Michael J. Leddy
Burlington, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 7 years of experience
(802) 863-4531 271 South Union Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Consumer
Stephanie M Greenlees
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Stephanie M Greenlees
Burlington, VT Personal Injury Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(802) 651-0013 95 Saint Paul St
Suite 405
Burlington, VT 05401
Personal Injury, Family, Insurance Claims and Products Liability
Mr. Christopher J. Maley
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Mr. Christopher J. Maley
Burlington, VT Personal Injury Attorney
(802) 489-5258 30 Main Street, Suite 450
PO Box 443
Burlington, VT 05402
Personal Injury
Tina Shoup
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Tina Shoup
Burlington, VT Personal Injury Attorney
(802) 861-6666 Shoup Evers & Green, PLLC
84 Pine St
Burlington, VT 05401
Personal Injury
Jerome Frederick O'NEILL
BURLINGTON, VT Personal Injury Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(802) 865-4700 BURLINGTON, VT 05402
Personal Injury, Business, Criminal and Products Liability
Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center
Paul Volk
Burlington, VT Personal Injury Lawyer
(802) 862-8919 72 Hungerford Terrace
Burlington, VT 05042
Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Criminal and DUI
Tristan  Larson
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Tristan Larson
(802) 779-9771 128 Merchants Row, Suite 405
Rutland, VT 05701
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfRutland, VT Personal Injury Attorney with 18 years of experience
Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
Harvard Law School
Tristan Christopher Larson is a trial attorney who focuses on insurance claims and lawsuits for personal injuries, medical malpractice, and family law. He has represented injured Vermonters since 2007.

"Helping people navigate our complex legal system is a great privilege. I am proud to stand beside my clients, whether they are dealing with serious injuries or facing difficult permitting problems. I provide them with outstanding legal representation."

Tristan grew up on a dairy farm in Rutland County before heading to Michigan for undergraduate school. After college, he returned to Vermont to spend a year working in real estate appraisal. He...
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