Rich Cassidy Law

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Rich Cassidy Law

Welcome To Rich Cassidy Law

Lawyers for People

Rich Cassidy Law represents people, not businesses or institutions. We focus on personal injury litigation and employment law. We represent people who have been injured due to the fault of others and employees in disputes with their employers or former employers.

Why? We want to make our living doing work that is worthwhile. Early in my career, I represented all sides in many kinds of disputes. But I simply didn’t find it satisfying to represent insurance companies and big businesses. It is true that business must pay attention to the bottom line. But many...

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Client Testimonials

“Richard is a very talented mediator. I have used him in 3 mediations. He is well prepared, knowledgeable and committed to the process. He is trustworthy and tireless. I highly recommend him.”


“Richard Cassidy took our difficult case and kept us well informed along the way until the end. In doing sos he informed us the specifics in how our case was handled never leaving us in the dark.”


Significant Reported Cases

Over the years our lawyers have won important victories that improved the law:

Kuligoski v. Brattleboro Retreat,

2016 VT 54A (mental health care providers releasing mental patients who are known to be dangerous, must warn caregivers of the risk of violence and provide “reasonable information to enable them to fulfill their role” in maintaining safety.)

Nelson v. Town of St. Johnsbury

2015 VT 5 (A statutory town manager cannot be discharged without just cause

Verdicts And Settlements

Richard Cassidy has obtained many millions of dollars of settlements and verdicts for his clients.

In Brueckner v. Norwich University, 169 Vt. 118; 730 A.2d 1086 (1999), Cassidy won a 2.3 million dollar verdict in hazing case against Norwich, a private military college. The punitive damage portion of the verdict, was reversed by a split decision on appeal, but the award of compensatory damages was upheld. The case established the important legal proposition that a University may be responsible for acts of hazing committed by student leaders authorized to orient and indoctrinate first-year students. W. Kaplin and B. Lee, The Law of Higher Education, at 312. (4th Edition, Jossey-Bass (2007)).

Other notable results include the recovery of many hundreds of thousands of dollars in a number of employment discrimination cases, a $700,000 settlement in a slip and fall case, a $620,000 settlement in a wrongful death claim based on a falling tree and, a $3.6 million dollar settlement in a combined employment/commercial dispute and, a $1.3 million dollar settlement in phase one of a serious personal injury case and most recently, a $475,00 settlement in a ski liability case.

Areas We Serve

We Represent People, Not Businesses

At Rich Cassidy Law, we provide assistance for Personal Injury Law for Pursuing Justice, Promoting Safety. Whether its Employee Law and Litigation to Help Employees Understand and Protect their Rights, Disability Law or Mediation and Arbitration Services, you can count on us for reaping desired results in South Burlington, Vermont.

Our Practice Areas

Rich Cassidy Law
Suite D5
(Pierson House)
1233 Shelburne Road
South Burlington, VT 05403

(802) 864-8144

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