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Todd D. Schlossberg

Personal injury Attorney at Burlington, VT

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State VT
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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About Todd

Learn Todd’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

    33 years, 500 cases

  2. Personal injury
    My practice is dedicated to helping injured Vermonters, visitors, and their families in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. I run a small, client-centered law practice, focusing on the individualized needs of a small number of clients. 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. To learn more, please visit my web-site:

    33 years, 500 cases

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: . To discuss your case at no charge, please call me, toll free, at. 

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Todd D. Schlossberg
74 Main Street
Burlington, VT, 05401-8482

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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
Dedicated, Compassionate, and Outstanding Attorney. He will work for YOU !
I was injured in an automobile accident. The insurance company was tossing me up and down. A friend recommended a very “famous” Burlington, VT Attorney to me. I worked with this Attorney and his partner for more than one year and started distrusting them because it appeared they were always protecting the insurance company instead of being sympathetic to my cause. I dumped the famous Attorney and “googled” other trial attorneys in our area. I liked Todd Schlossberg’s description of “Personalized Attention” so I called him. Please note that I am an immigrant with an accent. Todd Schlossberg took up the challenge to handle my case. Todd never discriminated against me! He worked diligently for me, kept me posted at every stage through phone calls and mailings, and when the insurance company wanted to settle for a meager amount, he sued them, took the case all the way through a jury verdict, and got me a fair and just compensation. Todd Schlossberg’s practice is truly client-centered. He is a very knowledgeable and outstanding Attorney, in every sense of the words, and above all, he is a good and sympathetic listener. Todd is someone you can trust! He is arguably the most compassionate Attorney I have ever met! He will work for you (and not for the insurance company.) If you are looking for a dedicated Trial Attorney, Todd Schlossberg is the person to contact. If you are an immigrant or a foreigner injured in an accident, think twice, take my review seriously. You’ll be lucky to have Todd Schlossberg as your Attorney! Thank you, and Kudos Todd. You’re Great!!
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Posted by Lisa | November 23, 2014
The perfect combination...
I was referred to Todd by a close friend, who is also an attorney. She knew it was important to me that whomever I chose to represent me possess a high moral standard, be understanding and sensitive to my needs, responsive to my many inquiries, honest, trustworthy and compassionate with a healthy sense of humor. Todd is all of those things. He is well-respected by his peers and I understand why. His brilliant attention to detail and ability to reach a speedy but effective compromise made the difference in my case and in recovering my life. I am grateful to have had him in my corner. Thanks Todd!
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Posted by Jim | November 15, 2014
My girlfriend and I were injured in an automobile accident while travelling through Vermount. After weeks of numerous conversations and hours of research, i found an attorney that i felt would best reresent us. Todd is extremely knowledgeable, bright, honest, compassionate and a great communicator. He kept us informed thru the entire process, always available to address any of our concerns. I highly recommend Todd...I only wish he practiced in NJ, where i reside.
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Posted by Kevin | November 15, 2014
Superb attorney
I was injured on my motorcycle in a hit and run. Offer from my insurance company was completely inappropriate so it was time to lawyer up. Found Todd's ad in the phone book and saw that his web site was very professional. Initial meeting with Todd found him to be genuinely concerned for me as well as confirming that he is a very knowledgeable attorney. Since I had to go after my own insurance company, the statute of limitations in VT is extended to six years. Todd worked tirelessly every step of the way and always kept me informed of events and contacts with the insurance company. The insurance company waited until the absolute end of the statute but Todd was there for me. Todd got me a great settlement and handled the insurance company masterfully. Todd is an absolute professional and extremely knowledgeable. Hopefully I won't have another injury like that, but if I need him, I'm calling Todd.
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Posted by Cathy | November 12, 2014
Skiing accident
I was hurt in a skiing accident in Vermont and needed to find an attorney in four days to help me file a claim. I found Todd Schlossberg on the internet, spoke to him on a Friday, and by Sunday afternoon he was willing to take me on as a client. I did not realize that in Vermont I only had one year to file a claim (I am from New York). He listened patiently, worked quickly, and explained the process in simple terms and worked for over one year on my behalf. He was able to work out a settlement for me that avoided a trial. He was thorough and listened to all of my questions and concerns and always responded to my inquiries. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a quality attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2010
Todd is a knowledgeable and respectable attorney. He prepared me for my deposition and made sure I understood everything clearly. My case went smooth and successfully.
Posted by Barbara | March 1, 2010
Difficult case
I had a difficult case--one without precidence. The case was tried in family court after Todd convinced the judge to hear the case--against my ex husband who was collecting his retirement without giving my my fair share as directed in our divorce agreement. The initial ruling was in my favor. My ex appealed to the Supreme Court. Their "benchmark" decision was mostly in my favor. My only loss was dur to an unprescidented (and totally unforseen and unpredictible) ruling. As Todd had presented a very convincing case to the family court judge, my Ex paid more than 90% of my attorney's fees. The case lasted almost two years. I
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Posted by Amie | February 23, 2010
Excellent attorney
Todd was diligent and conscientious in all aspects of our personal injury suit, and helped us reach a positive outcome with minimal stress for us. He knew what to do and when to do it. While having the ability to be forceful in advocating on our behalf, he was also compassionate and always ready to listen to us, and really understood where we were coming from. An overall excellent attorney!
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Posted by Vince | February 22, 2010
Great Choice
Initial consultation is informative of individual rights. Very well planned "attention to detail", and excellent procedure layout to articulate a well prepared trial proceeding. I was amazed at how well Todd put all the many pieces together for success!
Posted by Caryn | January 28, 2010
Outstanding Attorney
I worked with Todd for 3+ years in resolving my personal injury matter. First and foremost, he was concerned about my well being. Todd is considerate, compassionate and committed to a fair and comprehensive resolution. I appreciated Todd's approach and thought the outcome of my matter was more than reasonable.
Posted by Deni | January 27, 2010
I highly recommend Todd Schlossberg as an attorney
Several cases were brought against the doctor that I filed my medical malpractice suit against. I believe my case, with representation by Todd Schlossberg, was one of the only cases that settled/won. Todd was incredibly thorough in his investigation and very knowledgeable. He kept me up to date with his findings and was easy to communicate with. He was always respectful of my situation. I have the utmost admiration for Todd as an attorney and highly recommend him.
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-35%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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


  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate, 3-Week Trial Lawyers College program
  • 2006
  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
  • Greenfield Community College
  • Certification
  • 1984
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Robinson v CCTA
  • Jury trial and verdict: total judgment $325,000.
  • BB & SB v. P Trucking Co.
  • Settlement during trial - $860,000
  • Bajrovic v Fitzgerald
  • Jury Verdict - $198,000
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Faculty, July 2011 College
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Vermont Association for Justice
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • American Association for Justice
  • State Delegate
  • 2006 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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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

Speaking Engagements

  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Todd is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorneys in Vermont. He is also willing to share his wisdom with other Vermont attorneys."
Personal injury Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is a no-holds-barred-turn-over-every-stone PLAINTIFFS' lawyer. He delves deeply into each case, works hard, provides the resources necessary to get the job done and gets the law right. He has earned the respect of the insurance companies because they know he won't quit. He takes the time to fully understand his clients and thus can tell their story, when the time comes, in a persuasive and effective manner. Top flight."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is an outstanding attorney that I know through the Trial Lawyers College. He is highly skilled and committed to his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Other
"I am happy to endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After spending time with and listening to Todd at American Association for Justice events, it is obvious that Todd has a thorough understanding and knowledge of jury decision making and what it takes to be a successful trial lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is a fellow graduate and student from Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College and the lawyers who graduate from that college are exceptional to be invited to attend and even more exceptional after having graduated."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer's work. Todd Schlossberg is a dedicated servant of ordinary people, who have suffered pain and injury caused through no fault of their own. His shear dedication to his clients and practice holds him high above his peers. If you hire Todd, you will have someone who will care about you as a person, while giving you expert legal assistance."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is well respected in the legal community and puts all his heart into helping his clients. He is smart and works extremely hard for his clients. Todd is recognized by fellow lawyers for his dogged dedication to his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Todd is a fellow graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. It is an elite group of attorneys with specialized training in all aspect of trial preparation and trial itself. I have great respect for Todd. He is an especially talented attorney and cares deeply for his clients. You could not be in better hands."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Todd is a great lawyer who I would trust with my own legal matters. He is attentive, smart and has true compassion for his client's needs. He is a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College and I have watched his true committment to his clients' cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd's work and contribution to the legal community is well known in Vermont. He is an accomplished advocate and tireless worker for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Todd is never willing to let things go -- if something is not right, he's declared war. He is a true warrior who prepares every case for trial. Insurers know him and consequently they know that he will not walk away from truth and will not sell out his client, ever; the insurer must pay through full settlement or become forced to pay by jury verdict. Todd is a most compassionate advocate for his clients, visits clients, is angered by injustices. He is highly respected by his peers. Every lawyer in Vermont knows Todd is the real deal. I will periodically seek his ideas and insights, because of his trial experience and because of his smarts and fearlessness; and he always responds with substantial generosity. Todd is a graduate of a very special Trial Lawyers College founded by Gerry Spence, a renowned and successful trial lawyer who has never lost a criminal case and has not lost a civil jury trial for more than 3 decades. I highly recommend Todd."
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