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Heidi S. Groff

Workers compensation Attorney at Montpelier, VT

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State VT
    Acquired 1997
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About Heidi

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I have been with the firm since 1999, and I am a partner. I specialize in helping people with their workers’ compensation and personal injury claims because it is personally rewarding for me when I am able to help an injured person get the benefits that they deserve, and I am able to hold an insurance company accountable. I understand that having an injury can be very difficult and I know that insurance companies often do not treat people fairly. My clients like me because I am passionate about their claims and don’t give up! Clients and others in the workers’ compensation arena have been known to call me a pit bull! It is obvious that I enjoy what I do.. I am caring, but also aggressive and persistent.

I understand that the legal process is long and can be quite frustrating for most people, and I do my part by following my conscience, using common sense, and being really, really persistent. I form strong relationships with my clients and I do really care about winning. My most rewarding cases have been apparent long shots, medically complicated or factually difficult, but ultimate winners when tested at hearing at the Department of Labor or in Superior Court, because my clients were honest, hard-working, and deserving. My pride in my work comes from getting good results and winning cases for my clients.

I am proud to represent Vermont State Employees Association (VSEA) members, NEA members, nurses, state troopers, and steel and granite workers. If you are getting taken advantage of, you want me on your side. I love seeing the relief on my client’s faces when they know they can relax and let us do the heavy lifting, that they will take care of and that we will do the best for them that is possible in their claim.

Since 2014, I have served as vice president of Kids’ Chance of Vermont, a wonderful organization whose mission is to help the children of injured workers pay for college. You can read about why I support Kids’ Chance here. I am also the President of the Washington County Bar Association and also serve as a Small Claims Judge periodically as a public service.

I come from a very modest background. My grandfather was a coal miner, my grandmother worked in a manufacturing plant, and I was the first in my family to graduate from college and law school. I know what it means to work hard and I remember what it is like to have little money. Like many of my clients, I have also experienced physical pain. Although my pain is improved, I know what it is like to live with chronic pain and how hard it is to describe to someone who has never had it before. Not all attorneys know how it feels to experience that kind of pain or to be poor. My injury clients often deal with these tough issues. I think it helps that I understand my clients’ situations and their stress. I work hard for my clients to get the best results for them because I do care and I want them to have a better life, too.

I have lived in Montpelier for two decades with my husband, who is also an attorney. I enjoy attending baseball games (Red Sox, Vermont Mountaineers, Lake Monsters, and my son’s team) and coordinating the bat kid program for the Mountaineers. We have a son in middle school (an avid baseball catcher) and a daughter who enjoys ballet and contemporary dance.

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Location

Biggam Fox Skinner, LLP
535 Stone Cutters Way
Suite 204
Montpelier, VT, 05602
Biggam Fox Skinner, LLP - Burlington Office
112 Lake Street
Suite 130
Burlington, VT, 05401
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Posted by Tammy | November 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn't Do It Without Her!
I would highly recommend Heidi Groff. My husband was hurt at work in 2016, and a year later we were still trying to get help with which doctors he should see, and how to get compensation for the hours he could no longer work. Workman's Comp failed to tell us that he was entitled to a percentage of his weekly pay, nor did they disclose that all his medications associated with the injury would be paid through workman's comp. When we felt like we weren't getting the help we needed, we reached out to Heidi at Biggam Fox Skinner, and that was the best decision we could have made. Heidi immediately told us all the things we were entitled to that workman's comp either didn't tell us or didn't want us to know were available. We started getting regular checks, all his prescriptions were covered, and we had access to specialist that we were not able to access on our own. Heidi and her assistant Chris kept us informed every step of the way as to what to expect next, what they needed from us, and what we should be doing to get what we needed for support. Heidi was very honest and open through the whole process about what we should expect as the final outcome, and the process that it would take to get there. We are very grateful for all the help that we received along the way.
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Posted by Barbara | August 22, 2019
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Workman's Compensation Claim
I was injured at work and became involved in a workman’s compensation claim. Dealing with the WC insurance carrier was complex at best. A local doctor who was helping coordinate my healing process advised me to contact a local lawyer, Heidi Groff at Biggam, Fox and Skinner in Montpelier. She took my case and helped successfully guide me through the process. She worked very hard in my behalf. I am so glad that I contacted Heidi and am very pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend her to represent anyone involved in a personal injury or workman’s comp claim. Respectfully, Barb B.
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Posted by Michael | February 4, 2019
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Our Hero
Heidi Groff is our absolute Hero!! Heidi Groff, and her team, at Biggam Fox Skinner saved our family from ruin. I thank God that I found Heidi online, and called her when I did. I had sustained a back injury while trying to move a patient when I was working at the Hospital. I was placed on light duty, received endless amounts of physical therapy, and injections. I just wasn’t getting the results I needed to live a normal life. After a couple of years, it became clear that I needed a more permanent solution. There was a newer type of surgery that I found, and after a consultation with the surgeon who developed the treatment, it was suggested that it could help me greatly. The workers’ compensation insurance company wanted nothing at all to do with the surgery, and without Heidi in my corner, I would have gone down to defeat. Thankfully, I had Heidi Groff and her firm fighting for me. She made sure that I was given the care that I needed, financial support to keep my family from going homeless, and she fought for me to get the surgery I needed paid for by the workers’ compensation insurance company. She fought and won a case for another client who needed the same surgery, and this set the precedent for others in Vermont with the same injury to receive the surgery under workers compensation. When all was said and done, and I reached my maximum medical improvement, Heidi negotiated a handsome settlement for us. The money she was able to get us was incredibly helpful in enabling us to get on with our life. I simply cannot say strongly enough how much we appreciate Heidi Groff, and the whole team at Biggam Fox Skinner. They saved us from a terrible situation, and we are eternally grateful. If you have been injured, and need help, call Heidi and her team now! You’ll be glad you did, I promise. Sincerely, Michael
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Posted by Nicole | November 16, 2018
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Personal Injury Case
Heidi represented me in my Personal Injury case. She was delightful to work with, always patient and worked through all of my questions and always answered in a professional and prompt timeframe. I would highly recommend Heidi and BFS.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Small Claims Judge
  • Washington County Vermont District Court
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Biggam Fox Skinner, LLP
  • 1999 - Present

Education

  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • Washington County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Vermont Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Members
  • N/A
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Workers Compensation Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer, Workers' Compensation Claimants
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2017
  • Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer, Workers' Compensation Claimants
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer, Workers' Compensation Claimants
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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 | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Heidi for years. She is an aggressive advocate for her clients and achieves great results for them."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heidi is one of the most effective lawyers I know. She fights for her clients and gets great results for them. We've worked together almost 20 years and she keeps getting better."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Heidi is relentless, aggressive and effective. She is a stellar attorney and a lethal advocate for her clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Heidi since 2006 and have seen firsthand how passionate she is about helping injured workers win their claims. She doesn't give up and she obviously enjoys what she does."
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Montpelier Workers compensation Lawyer Heidi S. Groff
Heidi S. Groff
Workers compensation Attorney
Montpelier, VT
Licensed for 26 years
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