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Frank Edward Talbott

Workers compensation Attorney at Shelburne, VT

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Vermont - VT 36 years
    Colorado - CO 37 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State VT
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1986
    Withdrawn No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation

    35 years, 500 cases

  2. Personal injury

    35 years, 200 cases


Frank Talbott, Esq. is a Vermont Attorney, representing injured individuals primarily in Workers’ Compensation matters.   He has been involved in personal injury and workers’ compensation litigation for over 30 years. His practice is currently focused on representing injured individuals.    However, over the last 30 years as a Burlington and Shelburne area personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney, he has represented not only injured individuals and employees, but also employers and insurance companies in hundreds of cases involving workplace injuries and accidents.

Frank Talbott was also an acting hearing officer (Administrative Law Judge) on a contract basis for the Department of Labor in workers’ compensation matters for six years, adjudicating disputed workers’ compensation proceedings.

Within the arena of workers’ compensation, Talbott Law Office, PLC currently focuses attention on representing injured workers at all levels before the Vermont Department of Labor, the Vermont Superior Courts and the Vermont Supreme Court.   Mr. Talbott is also qualified to act as a mediator in disputed workers’ compensation claims and is on the approved Mediator’s List of the Vermont Department of Labor.   Mr. Talbott represents individuals from all over the State of Vermont, though most of his clients reside in Franklin, Chittenden and Addison Counties.

Mr. Talbott has obtained specific training through Pepperdine University in the science and art of mediation. Located in Shelburne, Vermont with convenient access from all towns in Chittenden County and surrounding areas, including the Burlington Area, Mr. Talbott represents injured individuals and workers’ throughout the State of Vermont.

Talbott Law Office regularly associates with other law firms in handling cases, so as to broaden the expertise brought to particular cases and maximize representation of his client.


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Posted by John | September 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Frank helped me with my workmans comp case to reach a very reasonable settlement. He was knowledgeable, professional, and great about keeping my wife and I abreast of the details. I can't recommend him enough.
Posted by Debbie | August 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good outcome
I was beside myself and didn't know which way to turn when I first called Frank about my worker's comp case. Frank guided me through the process to a very successful conclusion! I couldn't be happier!
Posted by Jay | October 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thorough and forward thinking
As a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I work with attorney Talbott and his client's I have frequently seen the benefit of his close review of statutes and rules. He has a clear sense of how legal wording can impact each case in unique ways. On a few occasions I have seen this review illiuminate special considerations that would likely have been missed by less detail -oriented professionals. He takes the time to consider all aspects of a case and to coordinate the multiple facets. I have observed attorney Talbott taking the time to orient and educate his clients about the law and the particular strategy being recommended. Even when reviewing complicated situations I see Attorney Talbott treating his clients with respect and dignity. He works hard, provides clear communications and is determined in his effort to pursue the case to conclusion. If I needed legal representation Attorney Talbott would be at the top of my attorney list.
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Posted by George | October 21, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Best workers' comp lawyer in Vermont
Frank is a caring and very knowledgeable professional. As a vocational rehabilitation counselor, I have found him to be an outstanding advocate for any injured worker.
Posted by Tony Boucher | May 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best workers comp attorney arround !
Very knowledgable and professional yet down to earth and business . Frank does`t miss a trick . I rate him top of the line ! 3 times he has come thru for me and in some cases with claims that could have gone either way . Excellent representation at a reasonable price . Five stars !


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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Talbott Law Office, PLC
  • 1997 - Present
  • Partner
  • Mertz, Talbott, & Simons
  • 2001 - 2010
  • Contract Hearing Officer
  • Vermont Department of Labor
  • 1990 - 1996
  • Attorney
  • Wilson, Powell, & Lang
  • 1987 - 1997
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  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Fort Lewis College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981


  • Vermont Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Mediation Certification
  • Straus Institute, Pepperdine University
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • 3rd Annual Next Level Workers' Compensation
  • Trends in Workers' Compensation Cases and impact of COVID
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Other
"Frank is very knowledgeable in workers' compensation matters and an aggressive and effective advocate for his client. He is well respected by his peers and this has been demonstrated to me in several cases where he acted as mediator."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank is very knowledgeable and experienced in workers compensation matters."
Personal injury
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Shelburne Workers compensation Lawyer Frank Edward Talbott
Frank Edward Talbott
Workers compensation Attorney
Shelburne, VT
Licensed for 37 years