Firm started in 2000 when the principal attorney, who had been president of two prior law firms in Middlebury and Rutland, wanted to establish a small firm that would focus on providing concentrated attention on individual legal work.
General practice focused on helping individuals and small corporations. We perform all kinds of litigation across a wide range of legal matters.
Wheeler v. CVMC - A medical malpractice case; Lent v. Huntoon - The controlling case on defamation law
Fox Hollow Homeowners Association v. QL Development Corporation - A homeowners' suit for construction defects; Stony Creek Homeowners Association v. Homestead Design, Inc. - A homeowners' claim for construction defects
Alderman's Chevrolet and Alderman's KIA - involved business transactions and development; Hampton Inn in Rutland regarding real estate development and permitting for a new Hampton Inn facility
Maslack Estate - A contested estate matter; Verruso Estate - A contested will and divorce related matter
65 Grove Street
Rutland VT 05701
Yes, we offer a 1/2 hour free consultation so that both the prospective client and the attorney can determine if they're a good fit.
$175 to $240
Our general office hours are 9AM-5PM Monday through Friday but, like any good lawyer, I'm available when you need me, because crisis doesn't seem to have a sense of time.
It's an area that I have a good deal of experience in as both a practitioner and an attorney so, in that sense, it was familiar territory but it was the desire to help those who are unable to help themselves that really drove my choice of practice areas.
For the most part, the better educated a client is about their particular legal issue the better able I am to help them because more time is spent working towards a resolution and less in explanation of fundamental points of law. That said, I enjoy working with all types of clients, whether they have educated themselves on legal matters or not.
I work with my clients as a team and am happy to review anything that a client prepares.
I have coached clients in the past and have no problem as long as it is clear what the limited responsibility is. We work hard with our clients to minimize the legal costs as much as possible while maintaining the highest caliber of representation.
President of Keyser, Crowley, & Meub, Ltd. and President of Kelley, Meub, Powers, & English, Ltd. I have always headed up the litigation departments of the firms I was a partner in as well as representing contractors, architects, and schools.
I worked in a hospital putting myself through college when I was a pre-med student. All of the science and knowledge about medicine that I gained in school are huge advantages in my personal injury and medical malpractice work. I have also been a carpenter and contractor, so I have actual hands-on knowledge about construction issues that gives me a real understanding of the challenges that face contractors and construction related businesses. I have also run businesses and participated in investment programs that have helped me better understand the tax and the business sides of things. With my background in farming and construction, I am knowledgeable about real estate development and farm issues.
As a small firm with an individual focus, we handle a large range of cases, but we are here to listen to you, evaluate the applicable laws, and keep you informed as we work to resolve your issue.
I analyze issues easily and quickly which enables me to rapidly work to a resolution of whatever legal matter I work on. I am decisive and out going, providing an easy rapport with clients. I care about everyone I represent and they know it. At the end of the day, the quality of representation is only as good as the passion and enthusiasm you have the people you work for and the matters before them.Personal interests:
Making a difference. I like making the world a better place. I enjoy sailing, golf, hiking, hunting, and gardening.
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