Kohn Rath Danon & Appel, LLP

We are experienced Vermont lawyers - each of our attorneys has between 24 and 40 years of experience as Vermont lawyers. Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon, LLP does not charge for an initial telephone consultation. If you would like to speak with a Vermont

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Firm Overview

Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon, LLP is a Vermont law firm located in the Town of Hinesburg, providing a broad and comprehensive array of legal services to our clients. Our attorneys have extensive experience in many practice areas of the law.

The firm is a merger of Kohn & Rath, LLP and Blackwood & Danon, P.C. Roger E. Kohn opened a practice in the Hinesburg Town Hall in 1974. David Rath joined the practice in 1979. They soon outgrew the Town Hall office, and moved to a circa 1840 parsonage on Main Street in 1979, the firm being known as Kohn & Rath. Eileen Blackwood established a practice in Burlington, Vermont in 1992, after practicing with another firm for about five years. Beth Danon joined her in in 2003, after practicing for about 17 years elsewhere in Vermont, and they subsequently formed Blackwood & Danon, P.C. In 2009 the firms merged to create the present firm.
Main Office

Main
10719 Route 116 (Main Street)
Hinesburg  VT  05461

Phone
  • (802) 482-2905
Fax
  • (802) 482-2908

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

YES

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We work for fixed fees, contingent fees, and hourly rates, depending on the case and the desires of our client.

Hourly Rates

Please call to inquire.

Office Information

Office Hours

7:30 a.m - 6:30 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

No

Personal Injury
We have extensive experience handling personal injury cases on behalf of accident victims and their families.
Types of accidents we are involved with include injuries and deaths resulting from:


Automobile accidents of all types, including those caused by drunk drivers

Construction and industrial accidents

Bike accidents

Falls which occur on defective premises

Defective products

Sexual abuse and sexual harassment

Nursing home malpractice
Medical and dental malpractice, and defective drug claims

Railroad crossing accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites and accidents caused by animals, and accidents resulting from a broad range of other causes

We work closely with our clients to ensure that our clients receive top dollar. We are experienced in negotiating with insurance companies to assure that our clients receive the largest possible award, but believe in aggressively litigating when settlement is not desirable. We regularly receive very large awards for our clients, and have won awards in the six and seven figure

Roger Kohn has been listed for a number of years in SuperLawyers magazine in the categories of plaintiff's personal injury, general litigation, and employment law.

We believe that each client must be treated as an individual. Whether you have a large claim or a small claim, you can be assured that Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon will provide you with personalized, effective representation.

If you are unsure as to whether you have a worthwhile case, please give us a call. There is never any charge for considering a case.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

We work closely with our clients to ensure that our clients receive top dollar. We are experienced in negotiating with insurance companies to assure that our clients receive the largest possible award, but believe in aggressively litigating when settlement is not desirable. We regularly receive very large awards for our clients, and have won awards in the six and seven figures.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

We have extensive experience handling personal injury cases on behalf of accident victims and their families. Types of accidents we are involved with include injuries and deaths resulting from:

Automobile accidents of all types, including those caused by drunk drivers

Construction and industrial accidents

Bike accidents

Falls which occur on defective premises

Defective products

Sexual abuse and sexual harassment

Nursing home malpractice
Medical and dental malpractice, and defective drug claims

Railroad crossing accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites and accidents caused by animals, and accidents resulting from a broad range of other causes

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Roger Kohn has been listed for a number of years in SuperLawyers magazine in the categories of plaintiff's personal injury, general litigation, and employment law.

We believe that each client must be treated as an individual. Whether you have a large claim or a small claim, you can be assured that Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon will provide you with personalized, effective representation.

If you are unsure as to whether you have a worthwhile case, please contact us. There is never any charge for considering a case.

Roger E. Kohn

Roger E. Kohn was born in New Jersey in 1945, 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 opening his practice in Hinesburg.
Roger is a Past President of the Chittenden County Bar Association, and a member of the Vermont Bar Association and the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association (Vermont Association for Justice). He is the President of the Vermont Employment Lawyers Association, and a past chairman of the Vermont Bar Association Workers' Compensation Committee. Roger is the author of a series of articles on employment law, has taught classes on the Uniform Commercial Code, and has been a presenter at numerous seminars in the areas of trial practice, employment law, workers' compensation, and legal ethics. He has been peer-review rated as AV

David Rath

David Rath was born in Washington, D.C. in 1950 and grew up in Cooperstown, New York, moving to Vermont in 1974. David was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1972 and from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1979. David originally joined Roger Kohn in Hinesburg as an associate, and in 1981 they became partners in the predecessor firm to Kohn Rath Blackwood & Danon. David focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation, bank counsel, modification and restructuring of secured debt, personal injury and wrongful death, and real estate. David is admitted to practice in the Vermont Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of Vermont.
David Rath was an adjunct professor of Business Law at St. Michael's College for many years, and has presented a variety of seminars and training sessions in the areas of his practice. He is a member of the Vermont Bar Association, having served on the Board of Managers of that organization for several years. He has been active in community affairs, serving on the Monkton Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment, and on the Mt. Abraham Union High School Board of Directors, serving as Chair for his last two years there.

David is an elite masters bicycle racer riding for the Green Mountain Bike Club/Catamount race team. David won the masters North American Road Championship in 2002 in Sutton Quebec, the masters National Cyclocross Championship in 2001 and 2004, the Killington Stage Race in 2000, and the Green Mountain Stage Race in 2001, 2002,and 2003.
License
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    Vermont , 1972

Beth Danon

Beth A. Danon received her B.A. Degree from CUNY Hunter College and her J.D. Degree from CUNY Law School at Queens College. She was Law Clerk to Vermont Supreme Court Justice Frank G. Mahady. Except for the period from 2001 through to 2002, when she was the supervising attorney at Vermont Protection and Advocacy, Inc., in Montpelier, Vermont, she has been in private practice Vermont for over 20 years. She is President of the Vermont Association for Justice (formerly called the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association), President of the Vermont Bar Foundation, and a member of the Vermont Employment Lawyers Association. She also serves as an alternate on the Winooski Development Review Board. She concentrates her practice in the fields of personal injury, employment, professional licensing, civil rights law, social security disability, workers

Roger E. Kohn

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