Vermont Employment Lawyers
William A. O'Rourke, III
Partner / Director
Mr. O'Rourke has been a Partner and Director of the Firm since 1993. Mr. O'Rourke regularly represents both insured and self-insured Defendants in a wide variety of liability actions in a statewide practice. He has successfully tried numerous cases to jury verdict, and has over 25 years of...
Vincent A. Paradis
Vince has been in private practice in Vermont since 1972 and has concentrated in all aspects of Land Use litigation, Municipal Law, Boundary Disputes, Development Law, and Zoning matters. Some of his litigation in this area before the Vermont Supreme Court has resulted in several precedent setting...
Essex Junction, Vermont
Thomas S. Valente
Mr. Valente's practice primarily concentrates on civil litigation matters, including torts, professional liability issues, and intellectual property disputes. He has been involved in all aspects of litigation at both the trial court and appellate levels. Prior to joining Ryan Smith & Carbine,...
Thomas M. Dowling
A significant part of Mr. Dowling's practice consists of representing business entities and health care institutions with day-to-day legal issues. He has represented countless local, national and international companies over three decades of practice. Mr. Dowling is also has extensive experience in...
Thomas H. Somers
Tom practices labor and employment law in Vermont, Maine and throughout New England. During his twenty-plus years of practicing law, Tom primarily has represented management clients, including non-profit organizations and municipalities as well as unions. Tom also represents executives in the...
Stephanie M. Peters
A considerable portion of Ms. Peters's practice consists of representing institutions and employers in the defense of workers' compensation matters. Ms. Peters began working for the firm as a summer associate between her first and second years of law school. She also served as a judicial extern for...
R. Jeffrey Behm
Jeffrey Behm is a principal in the firm and focuses on litigation. He joined the firm in 1990 after serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington D.C. and Vermont and as a trial attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition.Mr. Behm has tried more than one-hundred...
Priscilla B. Dubé
Depth of involvement with the Family Court and related committees and trainings result in experience and understanding of the system not available through practice alone. Priscilla has years of involvement on Family Court committees that generated a pro se litigant training video, new financial...
Peter H. Zamore
Peter Zamore first joined the firm in 1985 and is a principal of the firm. In 1995, he became General Counsel to Green Mountain Power Corporation, one of Vermont’s largest investor-owned electric utilities (1995–1997) and then became General Counsel to Green Mountain Energy Company, a start-up...
Paul A. Donaldson
Mr. Donaldson's practice includes all facets of residential and commercial real estate conveyances and transactions. He has extensive experience dealing with state subdivision and wastewater regulations, ACT 250 permits and the Vermont Title Standards. Mr. Donaldson has addressed various marketable...
Owen J. McClain
Owen McClain joined the firm as an associate in September 2014, following a clerkship in Vermont’s trial courts in Addison and Chittenden counties. His practice is focused primarily on energy law and civil litigation, serving both business and individuals...
Michael G. Furlong
Michael Furlong joined the firm in 1983 and is a principal of the firm. Mr. Furlong focuses on business and transactional matters. He provides general representation to a variety of Vermont-based and regional business enterprises. His clients include financial institutions, health care providers,...
Matthew D. Gilmond
A substantial portion of Mr. Gilmond's practice consists of representing insured individuals and institutions and healthcare providers in defense of lawsuits. He has successfully tried numerous cases to jury verdict over his years of practice. Mr. Gilmond also has experience in advising health-care...
Mark F. Werle
Mr. Werle's practice consists of representing insured individuals, resorts and institutions in defense of lawsuits, in both Vermont and New York. He leads the firm's New York practice group. Mr. Werle represents insurers and insureds in insurance coverage disputes. He is also active in...
Marion T. Ferguson
A substantial portion of Ms. Ferguson's practice consists of representing insured, Individuals, institutions and employers in the defense of lawsuits. She has successfully tried numerous cases before the Vermont Department of Labor and Industry and in the Vermont State trial courts over her many...
Kevin A. Lumpkin
Kevin Lumpkin joined the firm as an associate in November 2013. Prior to joining Sheehey, Kevin served as a law clerk for the Vermont Superior Courts in Bennington, Addison, and Chittenden Counties. His practice is focused primarily on civil litigation, serving both business and individuals.Kevin...
John W. Valente
Mr. Valente's practice includes representing businesses and insurance carriers in the defense of workers' compensation and employment related lawsuits. He has successfully tried numerous cases over the years before the Vermont Superior Courts and the Vermont Department of Labor and Industry. Mr....
John W. O’Donnell
EducationBoston University School of Law (LL.M), Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.), University of Texas School of Public Health (M.P.H.), Princeton University (A.B.)Bar Admissions and AffiliationsVermont States Tax Court, United States Patent Office, Vermont Bar Association, Admitted to...
John J. Zawistoski
A substantial portion of Mr. Zawistoski's practice consists of representing insured individuals, professionals, ski areas, hospitals and other companies in defense of lawsuits. Mr. Zawistoski has experience trying many different types of cases including sports injuries, professional malpractice and...
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