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When I'm not practicing law, I am active in our Rotary club as the Scholarship Committee chair.  I also referee soccer at the high school and college level and am a member of the New England Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association executive committee.  I have SCUBA certification and enjoy diving as often as I can.

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Licensed

  1. Litigation: 50%
    34 years, 2.1 thousand cases
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 30%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. State & Local Law: 20%
    34 years, 3 thousand cases

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PO Box 123
Essex Junction, VT, 05453-0123

Law Offices of David A Barra, PLC

26 Railroad Avenue
Essex Junction, VT, 05452-3134

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NHAuthorized to practice law200405/06/2010
VTActive198202/29/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Vermont Bar Association Essay ContestVermont Bar Association1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
memberLaw Offices of David A. Barra, PLC2011 - Present
memberUnsworth & Barra, PLC1993 - 2010
ShareholderPaul, Frank + Collins, Inc1982 - 1993
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2009 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Associationmember2001 - Present
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2001 - Present
New England Intercollegiate Soccer Officials AssociationChapter Representative2001 - Present
Rotary ClubScholarship Committee Chair2000 - Present
Vermont Soccer Officials AssociationMember1999 - Present
United States Soccer FederationState Referee Administrator1994 - Present
Chittenden County Bar Associationmember1983 - Present
Vermont Claims AssociationMember1982 - Present
Vermont Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
American Bar Associationmember1982 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Appeals of SHANTEE POINT, INC.permit decision upheld
In re Appeal of Todd and Terry ASHLINE.notice of violation upheld
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Fundamentals of Trust AdministrationFundamentals of Trust Administration2010
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsDrafting Effective Wills and Trusts2009
Insurance Coverage Law in VermontInsurance Coverage Law in Vermont2000
A Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures in VermontA Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures in Vermont2000
Bad Faith Litigation in VermontBad Faith Litigation in Vermont1999
Eviction Actions in VermontEviction Actions in Vermont1993
Insurance Litigation in VermontInsurance Litigation in Vermont1991
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Williams CollegeHistory with HonorsBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Williams CollegeEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Myths of Estate PlanningEstate Planning2010
Fundamentals of Trust AdministrationTrust Administration2010
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsEstate Planning2009
VLCT Town FairConflicts of Interest and Ethics2007
Mid Winter ThawEnvironmental Law2006
Insurance Coverage Law in VermontInsurance Coverage Law in Vermont2000
Federal Court RulesA Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures in Vermont2000
Bad Faith Litigation in VermontBad Faith Litigation in Vermont1999
Eviction Actions in VermontEviction Actions in Vermont1993
Insurance Litigation in VermontInsurance Litigation in Vermont1991