I was born on May 8, 1959. Before attending law school, I ran ski lifts, picked apples, painted houses, taught skiing, and worked as an adolescent and family counselor for a community action agency. I eventually went on to study law, graduating from Vermont Law School, summa cum laude (1st in my class) in 1990.
After law school, I served as a law clerk at the Vermont Supreme Court. I entered private practice with a Burlington law firm in 1991, concentrating in professional malpractice cases, personal injury, and general litigation. In 1998, I decided to open my own solo practice, 100% dedicated to helping injured Vermonters, visitors, and their families in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.
I am board-certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
In 2006, I was honored to be among 50 trial attorneys from around the United States selected to attend the intensive 22-day Trial Lawyers College, in Wyoming, founded by the legendary trial lawyer, Gerry Spence. In 2010, I served on the Faculty of the College.
Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest and perhaps most highly-recognized independent attorney review and rating service in the United States, has awarded me its highest rating, "AV - Preeminent."
From 2007 through 2014, I have been chosen by my peers to be included as a "Super Lawyer" in New England Super Lawyers Magazine.
From 2010 to 2011, I served as President of the Vermont Association for Justice (VTAJ). I am also a proud member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), and serve on the Board of Governors of the Association.
Many lawyers call themselves "litigators." But to a large degree, "litigation" consists of throwing lots of paper at the other side, but very rarely if ever taking a case to trial. I am proud to be a trial lawyer. I believe that when an attorney is ready and able to take a case to trial, the client is much more likely to get justice.
Some personal injury lawyers have high-volume practices, advertising heavily on high-cost radio and TV ad campaigns. Some of these "settlement mills" take on hundreds of new cases each year, hoping to quickly settle as many cases as possible. I do not operate that way. I run a small, client-centered law practice, focusing on the individualized needs of a small number of clients. I advertise minimally, and take on only a few new cases each year. I limit the cases I handle to those involving serious, life-changing personal injuries, such as permanent back and neck injuries, fractures, burns, paralysis, disfigurement, or death.
By keeping my overhead and case-volume low, I am able to handle each case personally from start to finish. I never pawn my clients off on a junior associate or paralegal. I work closely with each of my clients, to learn about their lives and to discover and tell the story behind their cases.
For more information visit my web-site: www.greenmountainlaw.com. To discuss your case at no charge, please call me, toll free, at 888-860-9994.
Contingent (20-35%), Free consultation (120 minutes)
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|VT||Authorized to practice law||1991||01/22/2010|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Selected by peers, New England Super Lawyers Magazine||Listed in "New England Super Lawyers" Magazine, Plaintiff's Personal Injury (published by Thompson West Reuters)||2015|
|Chosen by peers as a "Super Lawyer" in field of personal injury||New England Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Chosen by peers as "Super Lawyer" in field of personal injury||New England Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Chosen by peers as a "Super Lawyer" in field of personal injury||New England Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Chosen by peers as a "Super Lawyer" in field of personal injury||New England Super Lawyer Magazine||2008|
|Chosen by Peers as a "New England Super Lawyer"||New England Super Lawyers||2007|
|Trial Lawyer||Law Office of Todd D. Schlossberg||1998 - Present|
|Associate||Heilmann Ekman & Associates||1992 - 1998|
|Law Clerk to Hon. John A. Dooley||Vermont Supreme Court||1990 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Faculty, July 2011 College||2011 - 2011|
|American Association for Justice||Board of Governors||2010 - Present|
|Vermont Association for Justice||President||2010 - 2011|
|American Association for Justice||State Delegate||2006 - 2010|
|Doston v. Bonilla||Jury Verdict - $165,000|
|Bajrovic v Fitzgerald||Jury Verdict - $198,000|
|BB & SB v. P Trucking Co.||Settlement during trial - $860,000|
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|VTAJ Report (quarterly publication of the Vermont Association for Justice)||Walking a Mile in Your Client's Shoes||2010|
|VTAJ Report||No Discount on Damages: Preserving the Injured Plaintiff's Right to Recover Full Medical Bills - a 2010 Update||2010|
|VTAJ Report||"22 Days on the Ranch: Lessons from Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College"||2008|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Trial skills and trial advocacy||Graduate, 3-Week Trial Lawyers College program||2006|
|Vermont Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||Education & Counseling||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Greenfield Community College||Outdoor Leadership||Certification||1984|
|Vermont Association for Justice, Trial College II||Identifying and Defusing Land Mines||2015|
|Vermont Association for Justice Annual Convention||LOL or OMG: Social Media Discovery for the Vermont Trial Lawyer||2015|
|Focus Group Seminar||Focus Groups for Cases of All Sizes||2014|
|Vermont Association for Justice Annual Convention||Using Visuals in Trial||2012|
|Full-Day Workshop||Extraordinary Cross Examination for Ordinary Lawyers||2010|
|Discovering and Telling the Story||A Hand-on Workshop on Powerful and Effective Tools for Uncovering Your Client's Story and Presenting your Case at Trial||2010|
|Vermont Association for Justice Annual Meeting||"Discovering and telling your Client's Story"||2009|
|How to Win Back and Neck Injury Cases||Defusing and Overcoming Common Defense Tactics; Medical Research for Trial Lawyers||2005|