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Vermont Association for Justice (VTAJ)

About the VTAJ

Mission and History

The Vermont Association for Justice (VTAJ) is a statewide non-profit association of trial lawyers. VTAJ serves to support trial attorneys through Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars, publications, and networking opportunities.

With nearly 400 members, the VAJ is one of the largest legal organizations in the state.

As an affiliate of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, membership in the organization is available to attorneys who regularly represents the plaintiffs in Vermont personal injury or workers' compensation cases. The headquarters for the organization are in Burlington, VT.

VTAJ has emerged as a powerful force in state politics. The VTAJ's political action committee, the Vermont Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, provides contributions to candidates that support individual rights in an adversarial civil justice system.

The mission and goals of the organization include:

  • upholding and defending the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Vermont;
  • promoting and advancing the administration of justice for the public good and trial by jury;
  • training in all fields and phases of advocacy;
  • advancing the cause of those who are injured in person or property and who must seek redress therefore; and
  • resisting the undue and constant efforts of others to curtail the rights of such injured persons.



Board of Governors

James Levins
Rutland, VT
Michael E McClallen
Rutland, VT
Carey C Rose
Immediate Past President
Essex Junction, VT
Andrew B Delaney
Barre, VT
Michael Sabbeth
Hartford, VT
Adam Powers
Middlebury, VT

Past Presidents

Michele Patton
2018 - 2019
Middlebury, VT
James C Foley Jr.
2017 - 2018
Middlebury, VT
Michael I Green
2016 - 2017
Burlington, VT
Vanessa Kittell
2015 - 2016
Saint Albans, VT
Christopher Larsen
Christopher Larsen
2014 - 2015
Rutland, VT
Christopher J Maley
2013 - 2014
Burlington, VT

VTAJ Members Active on Lawyer Legion

James R. A. Martin
James R. A. Martin, Esquire
S. Burlington, VT
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John Evers
Shoup Evers & Green
Burlington, VT
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Rosanna Chase
Rubin Kidney Myer & DeWolfe
Barre, VT
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Daniel McCabe
Adler & McCabe, PLC
Saint Johnsbury, VT
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D Patrick Winburn
Winburn Law Offices
Bennington, VT
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Matthew Newborn
Newborn Law, PLLC - Personal Injury Lawyer
Keene, NH
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Contact the VTAJ

Vermont Association for Justice (VTAJ)
1 Kennedy Drive U5#2
South Burlington, VT 05403

Online Profiles

Overview of the VTAJ

Benefits of Membership

The benefits of joining the Vermont Association for Justice (VAJ) include;

  • A listing on the website's "Find a Lawyer" feature;
  • Discounts on the registration fees to continuing legal education (CLE) seminars hosted by the VTAJ;
  • Access to publications including the VTAJ Report;
  • Access to the List Server and particular List Servers for Employment, Workers' Compensation, Medical Malpractice, Criminal Law and Family Law;
  • Networking opportunities at the VTAJ Annual Conference held in late Spring and the annual VTAJ Golf Tournament; and
  • Access to TrialSmith expert deposition, form, and brief bank.

Membership Levels in the VTAJ

The different membership levels in the VTAJ include: 

  • Regular Members
  • Sustaining Members
  • Life Members
  • Honorary Members
  • Student and Law Clerk Members
  • Public Service Members
  • Law School Faculty Members
  • Retired and Out of State Members

Directory of Personal Injury Lawyers in Vermont

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of personal injury lawyers in Vermont which includes both VTAJ members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a personal injury attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the VTAJ and other professional associations. This includes recognition for VTAJ past presidents and VTAJ members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the VTAJ.

Use this directory to find a Vermont personal injury lawyer along with attorneys in Vermont practicing other areas of law near your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

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