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I am Magna Cum Laude from Vermont Law School, Articles Editor of the Vermont Law Review (1992-93), and a former clerk to Justice Ernest W. Gibson, III, at the Vermont Supreme Court (1993-1994).

Originally from the New York metropolitan area of northern New Jersey, I came to Vermont in 1990 to attend Vermont Law School.  Prior to that time I was an actor and acting teacher with home in New York City. My degrees are in radio and television (B.A., Michigan State University, 1972), acting (M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1975), and law (J.D., Vermont Law School 1994).

Following my term as a clerk for Justice Gibson, I joined the Windham County State’s Attorney’s Office as a Deputy State’s Attorney. I worked there as a criminal prosecutor from 1994 to 1999, after which I joined the local law firm of Fisher & Fisher. My experience at Fisher & Fisher took me into civil practice, and I have enjoyed the wide range of human issues and dilemmas that the civil area of practice presents. I opened my own office in 2001 and have helped many clients since that time a sole practitioner.

In 2011 I took advantage of a marvelous opportunity to move to 136 Western Avenue in Brattleboro to take over the real estate practice of one of Brattleboro’s finest attorneys, now retired, Timothy J. O’Connor.  My practice increasingly focuses on real estate transactions, but as you see from my other website pages, I continue in areas of personal injury, estate planning, and general litigation.

My activity in theater and the arts has never ceased.  Those are areas of continual interst and growth for me, providing a creative balance to the intellectuality of daily work in the law.  I have served as board member and past president of the Brattleboro Arts Initiative, also board member and past president of Brattleboro’s all-access, nonprofit community radio station, WVEW-LP 107.7 FM. This summer (2012) I was privileged to play Chorus in the Vermont Theater Company’s open air production of Shakespeare’s Henry V at Living Memorial Park.   I also host a weekly radio program, “ArtTalk,” on Friday afternoons from 4 pm to 5 pm on WVEW LP FM 107.7, Brattleboro Community Radio, streaming at www.wvew.org

Maxwell, Lawyer PLLC.  Prior history:

  • Associate, Fisher & Fisher, 1999-2001
  • Deputy State’s Attorney, Windham County State’s Attorney’s Office, 1994-1999
  • Clerk, Vermont Supreme Court (Justice Ernest W. Gibson III) 1993-94
  • J.D. Vermont Law School 1993 (magna cum laude; Articles Editor, Vermont Law Review)
  • Past President, Brattleboro Arts Initiative
  • Past President, VT Earth Works, Inc. (WVEW LP 107.7 FM, Brattleboro Community Radio)
  • Actor & Teacher of Acting, 1975-1990 (and still doing so from time to time!)
  • M.F.A. Acting 1975
  • B.A. Radio & Television, 1972