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Michael John Gannon

Car accident Attorney at Essex Junction, VT

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Vermont - VT 38 years
    Indiana - IN 40 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State VT
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1983
    Suspended No misconduct found

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

About Michael

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Mike received his B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton (Harpur College) in 1978.  He obtained his J.D. degree from Indiana University in 1983 and served a legal clerkship in the federal courts in Indianapolis in 1983 and 1984.  Mike then returned to Vermont to practice law.  For the first half of his career, Mike represented insurance companies.  He was principal Vermont counsel for many of the largest insurance companies.


Mike now represents injured parties seeking compensation and his previous experience on behalf of insurance companies gives him unique insight into resolving cases and maximizing recovery.  Mike is one of the most successful trial lawyers in the state, having had well over 100 jury trials.

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Affolter Gannon
15 Brickyard Road
Essex Junction, VT, 05452


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Posted by Csafar | August 18, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
From a fellow attorney
Michael is a well respected attorney in the Burlington area. It is always a pleasure to be working with him on cases. He is knowledgable, thoughtful, professional and ethical. He is also personable, and the combination of these qualities is often difficult to find. As a colleague, I would highly recommend Michael.
Posted by Anna | August 8, 2015
. Broke My Elbow on a Slick Wet Floor at a Public Facility
Michael John Gannon did an excellent job in settling my case. He also made me feel very comfortable in all of our meetings. Michael John Gannon's professional services were excellent and I would and have recommended his services to my family & friends!
Posted by Morton | August 1, 2015
Michael Gannon, My Attorney and Friend.
Mike has been my attorney and friend for approximately 12 years. He has diligently fought for me in truly hopeless cases with remarkable results. He is extremely honest and forthright in dealing with clients. I highly recommend him to anyone needing an exceptional attorney.
Posted by Charity | July 30, 2015
Colton Family
Michael was the undeniable key to getting our case resolved! His down to earth manner of communication made a very difficult and stressful situation much more understandable for us. Michael was brought in to handle one specific portion of our case, but very quickly became a much more integral asset. We began having ethical concerns with our primary attorney and his honesty/intentions with our case. We consulted with Michael (had already been hired to handle another portion of the case) to see if our concerns were valid and how to act accordingly. He very quickly informed us of an attorney that would be much better suited to handle our case and how to go about making the change. We were down to the 11th hour and our primary attorney had not done anything. Thanks to Michael and the new attorney he referred us to, we were able to resolve our case three months after we followed his advise. Michaels knowledge of the law, involvement within the legal community, and down to earth demeanor make him an exceptional attorney. We are indebted to him always and have the utmost respect for him!
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Posted by Shelly | July 30, 2015
We could not have asked for more…
My family and I faced a tragic loss. We were distraught. We had no idea where to turn. I randomly chose Michael Gannon from the white pages. It was the best decision I could have every made. Not only was he competent and ethical, he was compassionate and genuinely concerned for my family’s wellbeing. He and his staff did all they could to make sure our needs both legally and emotionally were met. My family and I would highly recommend Michael Gannon to anyone looking for a superb lawyer and genuinely sympathetic, kindhearted person.
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Posted by Ronald | July 30, 2015
Not your run of the mill lawyer
Mike is a great person and an excellent lawyer. Mike has real concern for his clients and will do his best to help them out. Mike is a real down to earth professional who is excellent at his job.
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-44%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Affolter Gannon
  • 1996 - Present
  • Partner
  • Pierson Affolter & Wadhams
  • 1987 - 1995
  • Attorney
  • Downs Rachlin Martin
  • 1984 - 1987
  • Clerk
  • United States Courts
  • 1983 - 1984
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  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Keenan v. Geico Gen'l Ins. Co., No. 604-8-09 (Nov. 30, 2011)
  • Plaintiff prevailed
  • Clogston v. Burlington Sch. Dist., No. S0951-09 Cnc (May 31, 2011)
  • Settlement
  • White v. Harris, et al.
  • Reversed on appeal - case settled.
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • The American Society of Primerus Law Firms
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Vermont Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015


  • Vermont Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vermont UM/UIM Law
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Vermont UM/UIM Law
  • Vermont UM/UIM Law
  • 2016
  • Topics on Insurance Law
  • Topics on Insurance Law
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
Endorse Michael
Car accident Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Michael for a long time. He is a tough and fair trial lawyer. In both negotiating and in court he works hard for his clients and gets good results."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike masterfully applies maximum pressure to his opponents in a way that is as effective as it is clever. Simply stated, he produces positive results for his clients every single time."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Gannon is a fierce advocate for his clients. I know this from having litigated against him. He is thorough and aggressive in his ambition to secure the best possible result for his clients. It is never just a process of "going through the motions." His zealous advocacy and tenacious work effort on behalf of this clients would not allow for such an approach. It is a pleasure to endorse Attorney Gannon."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Mike Gannon for nearly 30 years as an attorney - first representing insurance companies and now representing people who make claims against them. He was an outstanding defense attorney and his insight into how both sides work is highly beneficial to his clients. He is organized, insightful and a fine trial lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is an accomplished practitioner of the defense of civil tort cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent lawyer in a variety of legal areas including personal injury and medical malpractice."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mike is a very strong, smart lawyer. Most important he is hardworking, I am happy to endorse Mike Gannon!"
Litigation Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mike is an excellent attorney. He has a varied practice, and excels in all fields. He is an aggressive and effective advocate for his clients. I endorse him, without reservation."
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Essex Junction Car accident Lawyer Michael John Gannon
Michael John Gannon
Car accident Attorney
Essex Junction, VT
Licensed for 40 years
Free Consultation