Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

Our approach to litigation is two-fold: Assess and Advocate

Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

If you have been sued or threatened with a lawsuit, you need someone who can help you to navigate the potential pitfalls before expenses mount. We can advise you of your risks and rights and give you the tools to fight back in court or to try to resolve the matter fairly with the other party.

Your problems are important, and finding solutions that work for you is critical.

From administrative proceedings to trials and appeals, the members of our firm employ creativity, lessons learned from judicial clerkships, and extensive courtroom experience to achieve the best results for our clients.

General Trial Practice

  • If litigation is the best or only solution, our firm has the proven experience and skills to represent you. The members of our firm are seasoned trial attorneys who have successfully tried cases to juries and judges throughout Vermont in Civil, Environmental, Probate, and Federal District Courts. Our attorneys also have deeper insight into how the courts operate from serving as law clerks in every trial-level court in Vermont.


With every member of our firm having appeared before the Vermont Supreme Court, we have the experience and knowledge to help with your appeal.  Our firm has a strong record of representing clients on appeal to the Vermont Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Courts, and the US Supreme Court.  Our attorneys also have deeper insight into how appellate courts operate from serving as law clerks in the Vermont Supreme Court and in the Second Circuit.

Administrative Agencies

Whether you are seeking to keep or obtain a professional license or a state permit, to manage a state-regulated business, or to preserve your civil rights, Tarrant, Gillies & Shems has successfully represented individuals and businesses before agency officials and boards. We know that in these situations your livelihood and your rights are at stake, and we work to protect them.

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