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Rich Cassidy Law

Richard T. Cassidy, Esq.

17 Reviews

“Rich really tried to help me but there were too many missing pieces and I sabotaged my own case in a way. Very nice man, very sincere and trustworthy. He was very upfront with me about my case I had every Confidence...”

Tracey A.


“I contacted Rich for an Employment-employee Attorney on the recommendation from a professional financial advisor. I did not any research prior to contacting Rich. It was not until later after I had my consultation...”

Connie


“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.”

Amy

17 Reviews

"Rich Cassidy and I worked together on a difficult case that was deep in the weeds of Medicare and other federal law. No matter how complex, Rich kept coming back to basic principles..."

Timothy Cornell, Litigation Attorney


"Rich is a very experienced personal injury lawyer who has his clients’ best interests at heart. He’s easy to talk to and he will tell you whether you actually need a lawyer for your case or not..."

Benjamin Glass, Car Accident Attorney


"I endorse this lawyer. RIchard consulted with me on a bicycling case. His dedication to getting the best result for his injured client’s righteous case and thorough preparation are hallmarks of a superior lawyer."

Donald Banovitz, Personal Injury Attorney

6 Endorsements

Rich Cassidy is a Vermont personal injury and employment lawyer. He also works regularly as a mediator and arbitrator.

A founder of Rich Cassidy Law, he has nearly 40 years of experience with the practice of law in Vermont. Over the years, his practice has changed substantially. As a result, Rich has represented all sides in many kinds of disputes: plaintiffs and defendants, employers and employees, injured parties and insurance companies. He believes that the breadth of his experience benefits all of his clients.

He is proud to represent the Burlington Police Officers Association and United Nurses & Allied Professionals.

For many years, Rich’s personal injury practice has been limited to representing injured persons and his labor and employment practice has been focused on representing employees. He enjoys the challenge of representing individuals in a world that seems increasingly dominated by large corporations and powerful institutions.

He has significant experience with litigation and alternative dispute resolution involving higher education, public education, public safety, health care, municipalities and manufacturing. His clients have included college students, faculty, and administrators as well as individuals, businesses, governmental agencies, and not-for-profit entities. He represents both labor unions and individuals in collective bargaining relationships. Many of his individual clients in employment law cases begin work with him under Limited Scope Representation Agreements.

He has also advocated for individuals, businesses and governments in a broad range of civil litigation, including in construction cases, cases under the Uniform Commercial Code, and contract and business tort claims.

In addition to his work as a litigator and counselor, he has served as a mediator and arbitrator and is a member of the Panel of Early Neutral Evaluators for the United States District Court for the District of Vermont and the early neutral evaluation panels for the Vermont Environmental Court and Vermont Superior Courts.

Rich believes that legal process can serve the ends of justice and has been active in work to improve the law throughout his career. For details see our public service page.

When he’s not practicing law or in a committee meeting, Rich enjoys reading, walking his dog, Baxter, skiing, swimming, and rowing his Adirondack Guide Boat on Lake Champlain.

Education:

  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. – 1978
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
    • B.A. – 1975
  • Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Rutland, Vermont
    • College Preparatory Diploma – 1967 -1971

Bar Admissions:

  • Vermont, 1979
  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Honors and Awards:

  • Jonathon B. Chase Award, ACLU of Vermont, Inc., 1990
  • Grassroots Award, American Bar Association, 2009
  • Equal Justice for All Award, American Bar Association, 2008
  • President’s Award, Vermont Bar Association, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Uniform Law Commission, Vermont Member, 1994 – Present
    • Immediate Past President, 2017 – Present
    • President, 2015 – 2017
    • Executive Committee, Member
    • Scope & Program Committee, Chair, Member
    • Secretary
    • Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act., Drafting Committee Chair
    • Apportionment of Tort Responsibility Act, Member, Drafting Committee
    • Revised Uniform Arbitration Act, Member, Drafting Committee
    • The Model Punitive Damages Act, Member, Drafting Committee
  • American Bar Association, 1978 – Present
    • Board of Governors, 2005 – 2008
    • American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1999 – 2015
  • American Counsel Association, President, 2009 – 2010
    • Director
  • American Law Institute, Elected Member, 2015 – Present
  • Vermont Association for Justice, Member
  • Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Vermont Employment Lawyers Association, Founding Member, Past President
  • Vermont Bar Association, Member, 1978- Present

Past Employment:

  • Hon. Robert W. Larrow of the Vermont Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1978 – 1979
  • Chief Justice Albert W. Barney, Jr., Vermont Supreme Court, Chief Law Clerk, 1979 – 1980
  • Law Office of David C. Drew, Associate Attorney, 1980 – 1982
  • Hoff, Wilson, Powell and Lang, P.C., 1982 – 1986
  • Hoff, Wilson, Powell and Lang, P.C., Shareholder, 1986 – 1989
  • Hoff Curtis, President and Shareholder, 1989 – 2016

Rich is a frequent writer and speaker on legal topics. He has lectured on trial practice, employment, arbitration, mediation, and construction law subjects before the American Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers’ Association, the Vermont Bar Association, the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, and the Vermont Employment Lawyers’ Association.

He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® and New England Super Lawyers® by his peers. (Listing in The Best Lawyers in America® or Super Lawyers® does not guarantee a desired result in a legal case or that listed lawyers are necessarily more skilled than lawyers who are not listed in such publications.) He was the 2013 “Best Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law – Individuals and the 2015 “Best Mediator of the Year.”

His blog, On Lawyering.com is widely read by legal professionals.

“Rich really tried to help me but there were too many missing pieces and I sabotaged my own case in a way. Very nice man, very sincere and trustworthy. He was very upfront with me about my case I had every Confidence...”

Tracey A.


“I contacted Rich for an Employment-employee Attorney on the recommendation from a professional financial advisor. I did not any research prior to contacting Rich. It was not until later after I had my consultation...”

Connie


“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.”

Amy

17 Reviews

"Rich Cassidy and I worked together on a difficult case that was deep in the weeds of Medicare and other federal law. No matter how complex, Rich kept coming back to basic principles..."

Timothy Cornell, Litigation Attorney


"Rich is a very experienced personal injury lawyer who has his clients’ best interests at heart. He’s easy to talk to and he will tell you whether you actually need a lawyer for your case or not..."

Benjamin Glass, Car Accident Attorney


"I endorse this lawyer. RIchard consulted with me on a bicycling case. His dedication to getting the best result for his injured client’s righteous case and thorough preparation are hallmarks of a superior lawyer."

Donald Banovitz, Personal Injury Attorney

6 Endorsements

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

(802) 335-2794

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