Vermont Personal Injury Lawyers
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...
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...
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...
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. Bergeron
Jack is a lifelong resident of Burlington, where he has practiced law since 1973. He started his career as a deputy, then chief deputy state’s attorney in Chittenden County, before going into private practice. Jack is an experienced litigator, providing a full range of civil litigation services to...
Jeffrey M. Messina
Jeff came to Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick with experience in business transactions and commercial development, litigation, and criminal law. He has negotiated and drafted contracts and leases and partnership agreements. He has created a variety of business entities, obtained permits for a...
Elizabeth A. Smith
Elizabeth graduated from St. Michael’s College in 2007, earning her degree in Political Science and Global Studies, she graduated from Vermont Law School in 2011. While in law school, Elizabeth clerked for Judge Thomas Durkin in the Environmental Division of the Vermont Superior Court, where she...
Edward D. Fitzpatrick
Ed is a lifelong resident of Vermont. Prior to joining BP&F, Ed served as deputy state’s attorney for five years in Franklin County. He then was elected as State’s Attorney for Grand Isle County, a position he held for four years. Once in private practice, Ed drew upon his substantial...
Douglas G. Kallen
Doug is past President (2007) of the Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a position to which he was elected by his colleagues in the Criminal Defense Bar. Doug brings an extensive background in Criminal Law to assist his clients at Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick. Doug was a Senior...
Daniel P. O’Rourke
Dan successfully represents the business and development interests of large, mid-size and small developers before the courts and regulatory agencies of Vermont. Dan’s work before the Vermont Supreme Court has produced the leading cases in Vermont on zoning and title insurance, and has helped shape...
Adam P. Bergeron
Adam graduated from Union College (B.A., 2001) and the University of Oregon School of Law (J.D., 2007). While in law school, Adam received training as a law clerk at a mid-sized law firm based in Springfield, Oregon. He also received a Certificate in Business Law and was trained to serve as a...
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