5188 Main Street, Suite 1 * Manchester Center, VT 05255 * Tel: 802-768-8697

 

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE

 

A former prosecutor, Dan has extensive experience handling all types of criminal matters, from low-level misdemeanors to the most serious of felonies.  In private practice, he has continued to focus a large percentage of his practice on criminal law, defending his clients’ rights in all types of matters, including:

 

  • Driving under the influence/driving while intoxicated/drugged driving

    • License suspension issues associated with driving-related offenses

  • Other driving-related offenses including driving without a license/negligent operation/excessive speed

  • Assault charges including:

    • Simple assault

    • Domestic assault/aggravated domestic assault

    • Assault with a deadly weapon/reckless endangerment

  • Sexual crimes including

    • Sexual assault

    • Lewd and lascivious behavior

    • Solicitation

  • Embezzlement/larceny/theft

  • False pretense and other types of frauds

  • Drug-related offenses including

    • Possession of a narcotic or regulated drug

    • Sale of narcotic or regulated drug

    • Drug trafficking

    • Cultivation

    • Prescription fraud

    • Marijuana cases

  • Disorderly conduct

  • Unlawful mischief

  • Violations of restraining orders/stalking orders/relief from abuse orders/orders of protection

  • Juvenile delinquency matters

  • Violation of probation charges

DUI

 

Good people can make mistakes.  It seems all too common that otherwise law-abiding citizens find themselves facing criminal charges after having wine with dinner or a few beers after a day on Vermont’s ski slopes. Obviously, the smartest and safest decision is to not drive after drinking. If, however, you find yourself facing a charge of DUI, Dan may be able to help.

Having experience both prosecuting and defending these types of cases, Dan understands the complexities of DUI law and is able to competently advise clients as to the strengths and weakness of their case, whether or not there are appropriate legal issues to be raised which could potentially lead to dismissal or reduction in charges and what the consequences could be on their driver’s license and ability to drive.

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR LAW

 

Dan represents individuals who have been discriminated against in an employment setting based on age, gender, sexual orientation and national origin, victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, whistleblower retaliations and violations of civil rights. He also counsels employers and business owners on how to avoid such issues in their workplaces. Dan represents individuals and employers in all areas of employment law including:

  • Negotiating Employment Severance Agreements

  • Discrimination Claims

  • Family Medical Leave Violations

  • Wrongful Termination

  • Unpaid Wage & Overtime Issues

  • Age & Disability Discrimination

PERSONAL INJURY

 

Whether you or someone you love has been injured as a result of the negligence of another, be it an automobile accident, a slip and fall or a faulty product, Dan can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.  The process of recovering from an injury can be tremendously difficult.  Adding  to that difficulty is going through the process of getting one’s medical bills paid and getting fairly compensated for one’s injuries.  Dan understands the challenges, frustration and confusion that an injured person experiences when dealing with a personal injury matter and he is there to help clients navigate this process and help ensure that the client is treated fairly

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CIVIL DISPUTES/ CIVIL LITIGATION

Disputes are an unfortunate part of life.  Sometimes these disputes cannot be easily resolved and require the assistance of a third party. Dan assists clients in dealing with these disputes, whether it is trying to help the parties negotiate an agreeable resolution, filing a law suit on a client’s behalf or defending a client who is being sued.  Some of the areas that Dan assists clients in are:

  • Contract Disputes & Enforcement

  • Landlord/Tenant Issues including Evictions

  • Commercial Lease Agreements

  • General Civil Litigation

  • Claims Under Vermont’s Prompt Pay Act

  • Consumer Fraud Claims