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Patrick L. Biggam

Workers compensation Attorney at Montpelier, VT

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  • Licensed for 44 years
    State VT
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    70%

    44 years, 500 cases

  2. Personal injury
    30%

    44 years, 100 cases

I take great satisfaction in fighting for injured workers or accident victims who are being treated unfairly by insurance companies. One important legal issue I helped clarify was the right to vocational rehabilitation for injured workers. When my client was denied any meaningful vocational rehabilitation to return her to work, through an unjust interpretation of the law by the Department of Labor, I took her case to the Vermont Supreme Court. We won the case, and our client was able to get her Master’s degree in counseling paid for by the insurance company. Even more importantly, the decision changed the way the Department of Labor treated all other injured employees in Vermont receiving vocational rehabilitation services.

I have been practicing law in Vermont since 1979 and am a founding partner of Biggam, Fox & Skinner, LLP. Before starting my legal career, I worked in many different job settings. I was a schoolteacher, hospital aide, factory worker, construction laborer, and farm hand. I understand the difficulties that face workers in these different job sites, and the problems that arise when you are injured.

I value education and family safety, and over the years I have advocated for improvements in our workers’ compensation system and personal injury laws. I am past president of Vermont Attorneys for Justice, and have worked closely with the Vermont legislature to make these improvements.

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Location

Biggam, Fox & Skinner
535 Stone Cutters Way
Suite 204
Montpelier, VT, 05602
Biggam, Fox & Skinner
112 Lake Street
Suite 130
Burlington, VT, 05401
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Biggam, Fox & Skinner LLP
  • 1979 - 2017

Education

  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)
  • 1979
  • Georgetown University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969

Associations

  • Vermont Association for Justice
  • Past President
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  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington County Bar 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 in America
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer, Workers' Compensation Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer, Workers' Compensation Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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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 | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Pat was a mentor to me when I started practicing law. He is a great advocate for his clients. He has a great mind for framing legal issues and presenting cases."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pat is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable workers compensation attorneys in the State of Vermont. He is an ardent advocate for his clients and will fight for the rights of the individuals he represents."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Pat since 2006 and can say without hesitation that he is knowledgeable, compassionate, and thoughtful about helping injured workers in their workers' compensation claims."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pat Biggam is highly experienced in Vermont workers' compensation law. He takes great satisfaction in fighting for injured workers or accident victims who are being treated unfairly by insurance companies. I have no hesitation in endorsing him."
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Montpelier Workers compensation Lawyer Patrick L. Biggam
Patrick L. Biggam
Workers compensation Attorney
Montpelier, VT
Licensed for 44 years