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Caroline Sherwood Earle

Employment and labor Attorney at Montpelier, VT

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State VT
    Acquired 1994
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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Extensive experience in employment law and labor law with an emphasis on defense work. Jury and bench trials in state and administrative tribunals on behalf of individuals and organizations in myriad areas of state and federal employment laws. Administrative direction of labor negotiations for state employee collective bargaining agreements. Responsible for administrative management and policy direction for State of Vermont's largest workforce.

    30 years

  2. Insurance
    Experienced in insurance and government immunity defense, including personal injury, tort and contracts.

    21 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    Experience within government in reviewing and evaluating personal service contracts. Experience in private sector evaluating and offering drafting assistance with respect to employment contracts.

    21 years

  4. Debt collection
    Assistance to individuals in collecting on unpaid debts or judgments

    14 years

  5. Mediation
    Extensive experience representing myriad individual and organizational clients in mediations.

    30 years

After 17 years practicing in both the public and private sectors in Vermont, I have opened my own law practice with a primary focus on employment and labor law.  My goals are simple:  to provide exceptional legal services to individuals and organizations with unsurpassed responsiveness and personal attention.  Each client will have my personal dedication and focus, something too often lost in larger firms.  Developing relationships with clients allows me to become a passionate advocate.  A thorough knowledge of my client's background or organizational structure and goals positions me well to advise a client and guide clients through litigation.  As a trial lawyer with extensive jury and bench trial experience, a client can be assured that I can take a case from start through to trial.  I strive to inspire complete confidence and peace of mind - a knowledgeable partner and ally in guiding my clients through the complexities of labor and employment related legal matters. 


Caroline Sherwood Earle
107 State Street
P.O. Box 1385
Montpelier, VT, 05601-1385


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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent counsel
Caroline is very knowledgeable on employment law. She provided and accurate counsel on a very important matter. She displayed real and genuine concern for my situation. I highly recommend Caroline for your employment law needs.
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I utilized Mrs. Earle in defense of an appeal of my unemployment benefits case. I was surprised at how thoroughly and quickly she understood my case. She represented me on the phone hearing with the Administrative Law Judge and the employer. She was very thorough and aggressive with my case and won the hearing hands down. I now collect my unemployment benefits weekly as deserved. I would highly recommend her for any case involving her specialty, Labor and unemployment law.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2011
Dedicated, aggressive and talented
Ms. Earle was impressive from the first moment we met. She is upfront and forthcoming, and will not give false hope or promises. She understands all aspects of employment and labor law, and has the courtroom experience to back up all the "book smarts". I found her to be very tenacious and aggressive, but never beyond what I was comfortable with. She communicated with me very well during all aspects of the case to ensure that I was happy and comfortable with the decisions we were making. This was a perfect approach. She always kept me informed and worked closely with me, developing a deep mutual trust. This was a very good feeling. I always knew that she understood my position, and I trusted her to defend it vigorously. I highly recommend Ms. Earle.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Caroline S. Earle, PLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Commissioner
  • State of Vermont Department of Human Resources
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Chief, Civil Litigation Division
  • State of Vermont Office of Attorney General
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Of Counsel
  • Legus & Bisson, PLLC
  • 2006 - 2007
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  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • McGill University
  • BA
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Johnson v. Agency of Transportation (904 A.2d 1060 (Vt. 2006))
  • For the State defendant.


  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Board of Bar Examiners
  • Examiner
  • 2006 - Present
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude
  • Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
  • 1993


  • Indiana Law Journal
  • Judicial Review: An American Quagmire
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • What It Takes to Start and Run a Contemporary Law Practice
  • 2011

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Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 27
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"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ms. Earle for several years and have tried a difficult employment case against her. She is an exceptionally skilled trial lawyer. She is also a person of great intelligence, integrity, and common sense."
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Montpelier Employment and labor Lawyer Caroline Sherwood Earle
Caroline Sherwood Earle
Employment and labor Attorney
Montpelier, VT
Licensed for 30 years