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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 888-860-9994. 


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
    25 years, 500 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    25 years, 500 cases



Contingent (20-35%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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Contact info

74 Main Street
Burlington, VT, 05401-8482


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Selected by peers, New England Super Lawyers MagazineListed 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 injuryNew England Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Chosen by peers as "Super Lawyer" in field of personal injuryNew England Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Chosen by peers as a "Super Lawyer" in field of personal injuryNew England Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Chosen by peers as a "Super Lawyer" in field of personal injuryNew England Super Lawyer Magazine2008
Chosen by Peers as a "New England Super Lawyer"New England Super Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial LawyerLaw Office of Todd D. Schlossberg1998 - Present
AssociateHeilmann Ekman & Associates1992 - 1998
Law Clerk to Hon. John A. DooleyVermont Supreme Court1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2010 - Present
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeFaculty, July 2011 College2011 - 2011
Vermont Association for JusticePresident2010 - 2011
American Association for JusticeState Delegate2006 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doston v. BonillaJury Verdict - $165,000
Bajrovic v FitzgeraldJury Verdict - $198,000
BB & SB v. P Trucking Co.Settlement during trial - $860,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
VTAJ Report (quarterly publication of the Vermont Association for Justice)Walking a Mile in Your Client's Shoes2010
VTAJ ReportNo Discount on Damages: Preserving the Injured Plaintiff's Right to Recover Full Medical Bills - a 2010 Update2010
VTAJ Report"22 Days on the Ranch: Lessons from Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College"2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial skills and trial advocacyGraduate, 3-Week Trial Lawyers College program2006
Vermont Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Massachusetts, AmherstEducation & CounselingBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Greenfield Community CollegeOutdoor LeadershipCertification1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Vermont Association for Justice, Trial College IIIdentifying and Defusing Land Mines2015
Vermont Association for Justice Annual ConventionLOL or OMG: Social Media Discovery for the Vermont Trial Lawyer2015
Focus Group SeminarFocus Groups for Cases of All Sizes2014
Vermont Association for Justice Annual ConventionUsing Visuals in Trial2012
Full-Day WorkshopExtraordinary Cross Examination for Ordinary Lawyers2010
Discovering and Telling the StoryA Hand-on Workshop on Powerful and Effective Tools for Uncovering Your Client's Story and Presenting your Case at Trial2010
Vermont Association for Justice Annual Meeting"Discovering and telling your Client's Story"2009
How to Win Back and Neck Injury CasesDefusing and Overcoming Common Defense Tactics; Medical Research for Trial Lawyers2005