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Glenn C. Howland

General practice Attorney at Montpelier, VT

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About Glenn

Learn Glenn’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. General practice
    A bit of everything crosses my desk in the course of the year. It's an interesting part of life in Vermont.

    34 years

  2. Government
    Municipal law, including representation of the City of Montpelier and a number of Vermont Villages, Towns, Union Municipal Districts, School Districts, Solid Waste Management Districts and related local governmental entities.

    34 years

  3. Environmental and natural resources
    All aspects of Vermont environmental law, including zoning and planning, Act 250, utility practice before the Vermont Public Service Board, Solid Waste regulatory matters and related litigation.

    34 years

  4. Real estate
    Single family residential purchase, sale, refinance; commercial transactions, complex real estate transactions; ski areas.

    34 years

  5. Foreclosure
    Homeowner foreclosure defense, HAMP representation; qualified HAMP mediator, debt restructuring and workout plans, related litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

    34 years

Glenn Howland is a seventh-generation Vermonter from West Windsor. He grew up in Brownsville on the slopes of Mt. Ascutney, was educated at Windsor High School and obtained his B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1978. He earned his J.D. cum laude from Vermont Law School in 1989.


Since then, Glenn has practiced law throughout Vermont:  first as a new attorney,  later as a partner with McKee Giuliani & Cleveland P.C. in Montpelier, and more recently of counsel at Rice & Riley, PLLC, its successor law firm. In 2017 he established a solo law practice at . He is admitted to practice in all Vermont State and federal courts and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is also a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.


A member of the Vermont and Washington County Bar Associations, Glenn has focused on the areas of civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution and municipal law, serving as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Montpelier and as Special Counsel for towns, villages, school districts, fire districts and solid waste management districts throughout the state.

Glenn has over 25 years experience in business and environmental law, administrative law and related litigation.

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Licensed for 33 years
State VT
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 01/29/2023

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

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Lower Sunny Brook Road
P.O. Box 1056
Montpelier, VT, 05601


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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • GLENN C. HOWLAND Law Offices PLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Partner
  • McKee Giuliani & Cleveland, P.C.
  • 1989 - 2013


  • Vermont Law School
  • J.D. cum laude
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Gifford Medical Center, Inc. v. Town of Randolph, No. 15-2-16 Oecv (Harris, J., September 28, 2017)
  • Settled at Summary Judgment
  • Ascutney Mountain Water Public Service Company
  • Parent company of regulated utility held subject to PSB jurisdiction.
  • City of Montpelier v. Barnett, 49 A.3d 120, 2012 VT 32 (Vt. 2012)
  • The City prevailed at the trial court; Overturned at the Supreme Court based on the Court's interpretation of certain City Charter amendments.
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  • Vermont Bar Association
  • 1989 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Parity Coalition MVP
  • Vt. Association for Mental Health
  • 1997
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • AmJur
  • 1989


  • Land Use and Zoning From Start to Finish (2016), National Business Institute.
  • Appealing Zoning Decisions: Local, Regional and State Considerations
  • 2016

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Montpelier General practice Lawyer Glenn C. Howland
Glenn C. Howland
General practice Attorney
Montpelier, VT
Licensed for 33 years