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Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VTACDL)

About the VTACDL


  • Focus: Criminal Defense
  • Executive Director: Lori Jensen
  • Location: Essex, Vermont

Mission and History

The Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VTACDL) provides state-wide support, training and networking opportunities to attorneys who defend those accused of crimes in state and federal court. The organization presents a unified and credible voice for the state criminal defense bar. 


Its mission is to promote the study and research of criminal defense, advance the knowledge of the criminal defense law, administer the proper administration of the criminal justice system, foster the expertise of criminal defense lawyers, provide a forum for criminal defense lawyers to exchance information regarding the administration of justice, protect the individual rights of the accused nad improve the practice and procedure of  criminal law. 

The members of the organization are Vermont criminal defense attorneys, including both private attorneys and public defenders. Members benefit from networking opportunities, discounts on CLE seminars and the ability influence policy on criminal justice issues. It is an affiliate of the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.



Board of Directors

Emily Tredeau
Montpeller, VT
Susan McManus
Susan McManus
President Elect
Montpelier, VT
Kasey Emmons
Kasey Emmons
Burlington, VT
Mary Kay Lanthier
Rutland, VT
Stephanie Foley
At-Large Director
Middlebury, VT
Daniel McManus
At-Large Director
Bennington, VT
David F Silver
At-Large Director
Bennington, VT
Frank J Twarog
At-Large Director
Burlington, VT
Gary Apfel
At-Large Director
Lebanon, NH

VTACDL Members Active on Lawyer Legion

Rosanna Chase
Rubin Kidney Myer & DeWolfe
Barre, VT
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Contact the VTACDL

Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VTACDL)
90 Beech Street
Essex, VT 05452
Office: (802) 343-4628

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Membership in VTACDL

The Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VTACDL) aims to provide assistance and support to criminal defense attorneys, offering a unified voice in the State of Vermont. VTACDL Membership includes practicing attorneys and public defenders, as well as other special membership. Membership is subject to the board of directors and other application requirements. 

Benefits of Membership

The benefits of joining VACDL include:

  • Copy of the bi-annual newsletter published by the VTACDL;
  • Invitations to social events and other networking opportunities;
  • Inclusion in the VTACDL website membership directory where members are listed in alphabetical order;
  • Access to the listserv that allows members to ask questions and share information; and
  • Discounted rates on continuing legal education (CLE) seminars sponsored by VTACDL and focused on criminal defense.

Directory of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Vermont

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

Use this directory to find a criminal defense 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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