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David E. Bond

Litigation Attorney at Burlington, VT

4.6   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Maine - ME 21 years
    Massachusetts - MA 24 years
    Vermont - VT 25 years
    New York - NY 25 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State ME
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State VT
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

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Experienced litigator, admitted to the US Supreme Court, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Court of Federal Claims, and United States District Courts for the Districts of Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and the Northern District of New York.  Martinadale-Hubbell rated AV Preeminent by both peers and judiciary.


Strouse & Bond PLLC
2 Church Street Ste 3A
Burlington, VT, 05401-8451


4.6 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
civil litigation
David is one of the few first-rate litigators in a small state. He was quick to grasp the key issues in our case, and unfailingly accurate in his understanding of how the law should apply - indeed considerably more so than our state court judges. His ability to recall facts is equal to the quality of his legal reasoning. I have rarely made fewer comments or edits on a brief than with David's, in more than three decades of managing preeminent attorneys in complex international litigation. Having seen perhaps a dozen of the state’s litigators in action, I have found David far superior in efficiency, effectiveness and value.
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Posted by Brian | December 3, 2019
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Winning Federal Cases Against The United States Postal Service and Rosie and Dennis
David Bond did so much work with My Federal Cases against the United States Postal Service and Rosie and Dennis. There are Seven boxes of Files to prove it. Many Attorney's wouldn't take on such complex cases. David explained everything in complete detail as cases grew. Davids Tenacious behavior on both cases produced two financially rewarding outcomes. Extremely pleased with my experience with David Bond as my Attorney in both cases. David makes his Money the Old Fashion Way he earns it.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2018
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Motor Vehicle accident
I am satisfied with the way David Bond handled my Injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident case. I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal assistance.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Competent Attorney
I hired David Bond to take my case years ago. David displayed the experience and competence that highlight a great attorney that achieves winning results.
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Legal Services Appreciated
Attorney Bond was very insightful into my small claims court appeal. He wrote an excellent, organized brief with supportive case law and presented the oral argument with conviction. I was appreciative of his enthusiasm and interest to accept the case, which was detailed and lengthy. He was always patient with explanations to inquiries and responded promptly. Having an attorney support my cause provided me with confidence while pursuing a legal remedy.
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Posted by Allison | February 5, 2015
I cannot say enough good things about Atty David Bond
I contacted Mr. Bond after I was hit from behind in a auto accident and was badly injured. He was patient, kind, knowledgeable and explained every thing to me. He did a great job and I got the settlement . He knows what he is doing, so I highly recommend calling him if you ever need a good attorney.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2014
David Bond- A Brilliant and Exceptional Attorney
David is a brilliant and exceptional attorney. He has helped us handle multiple legal issues concurrently with swift precision and excellent results. We could not be happier and we would highly recommend him without reservation. He is incredibly intelligent and truly cares about justice and his clients. A winner in every way.
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Disinterested and incompetent
Mr. Bond represented me in a consumer fraud case with a contractor. In the complaint he wrote to initiate the case, he misplaced the emphasis in a number of ways and also left out one crucial fact. When the contractor's lawyer responded with a motion to dismiss the case, this gaping hole played a major role in the judge's decision to dismiss. Mr. Bond then convinced me to appeal the dismissal -- at significant cost to me, of course. The other side then suggested mediation. It was in the mediation process that Mr. Bond demonstrated his most extraordinary incompetence. He started by insisting that we open by asking for an outrageous sum. This undermined our credibility from the outset and put the contractor on the defensive. All through the grueling negotiations, Mr. Bond stayed on the sidelines, basically an empty suit. After many hours, when I was very tired, I made the first move toward compromise, and the other side finally began to budge. At this point, Mr. Bond broke in, took me aside, and tried to convince me to accept their very first, ridiculously low offer! That was when I realized I was on my own. I managed to get thousands of dollars more only because I ignored his advice. The final sum, however, was much less than I needed to make myself whole. From the very beginning, Mr. Bond pulled rank on me as a lawyer and ignored suggestions I made that would have made our case stronger. (He thinks very highly of himself.) He was always in a hurry and never showed an interest in understanding the details of the case, nor was he ever committed to the main and indeed only goal, which was simply to recover enough money to repair the damage that had resulted from the incompetence, deceitfulness, and intransigence of the contractor. (The mediator actually told me that I had been "badly treated.") In retrospect, I believe my main goal never was Mr. Bond's goal. My reading is that it was a slow time for him (during covid), he needed the work, and it didn't matter to him how it worked out in the end: he'd be paid anyway. The standard caricature of a lawyer. How is it that I, who had never participated in mediation, was better at it on my first try than he was after countless similar experiences? I am fully convinced that had he not been in the room and I had handled the negotiations alone, I would have been able to recover enough money to come out even. He hurt that effort. He is a hapless negotiator. And since most such cases go to mediation, this is a crucial shortcoming. You're better not hiring this guy.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of David Bond, PLLC
  • 2024 - Present
  • Owner
  • Strouse & Bond, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2023
  • Owner
  • Law Office of David Bond, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Fead Construction Law
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Vermont Attorney General
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Downs Rachlin Martin
  • 1998 - 2005
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  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bowles v. United States, 2019 U.S. Claims LEXIS 925 (Court of Federal Claims)
  • Plaintiff awarded $72,371.82


  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preminent rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2024


  • Vermont, Practical Law State Q&A (Thompson Reuters)
  • Construction Laws and Customs
  • 2019
  • Boston University Law Review
  • Police Liability for the Media Ride-Along
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Writing for Maximum Impact
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (54)
Endorse David
Litigation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a superior trial attorney. He is smart in his strategy, even-tempered in negotiations, and prepared in trial."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have faced David in the past as opposing counsel in trial. He’s smart, hard-working, and tenacious, and does not shy away from a fight. He’s a good advocate to have on your side."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is very hardworking, dedicated, and loyal to his clients and their causes."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an intelligent, skilled, and dedicated attorney who works hard for his clients."
Burlington Litigation Lawyer David E. Bond
David E. Bond
Litigation Attorney
Burlington, VT
Licensed for 25 years