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William Edward Dorigan

Personal injury Attorney at Barre, VT

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Vermont - VT 7 years
    Colorado - CO 25 years
    Minnesota - MN 48 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State VT
    Acquired 2016
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1998
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1975
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About William

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I've been a trial attorney for my entire career.  In the course of that career, I've had the opportunity to work with and against some of the top trial attorneys in the country on some very high profile cases. Included in this work was the opportunity to twice represent the State of Colorado as Special Trial Counsel, first on a multi-million dollar construction case and, second, on Colorado's lawsuit against the tobacco industry.  I've had success handling cases at all levels, including appeals.  

In addition to my law practice, I'm a certified Anusara yoga teacher and an author of a book on yoga philosophy.  I teach a yoga philosophy class locally.  

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Charles S. Martin & Asscociates, PC
100 N Main Street
Suite 2 PO Box 607
Barre, VT, 05641


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Posted by Chris | January 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Owner - Public Adjusting Compant
Mr. Dorigan was retained to assist resolve differences in a Personal Property claim on behalf a homeowner whom had lost all possessions to a fire on Christmas. In working with a representative of the insurance company, they were able to resolve the matter and obtain payment as initially submitted to the insurance company. Mr. Dorigan is articulate and concise in addressing differences of opinion on various matters, providing a reasoned approach to resolve claims/cases. He is particularly persuasive on technical matters and legal briefs establishing a legal position.
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  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Charles S. Martin & Associates, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Yates Law Firm, LLC
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Vanatta, Sullan< Sandgrund & Sullan, P.C.
  • 1998 - 2005
  • Special Trial Counsel
  • Colorado Attorney General
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Partner
  • Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi
  • 1985 - 1997
  • Partner
  • Stacker & Ravich
  • 1979 - 1985
  • Attorney
  • Minnesota Attorney General's Office
  • 1976 - 1979
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  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • MA - Masters
  • 2005
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • Augustana College
  • B.A.
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • Dow Chemical Sarabond Litigation
  • We represented a number of clients and were able to achieve very favorable settlements allowing the clients to repair their buildings and recover commercial losses due to down time.
  • State of Colorado vs. [Tobacco Industry]
  • Successful settlement


  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top grade Insurance Law
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1975
  • Top grade Agency and Partnership Law
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1975


  • Product Safety & Liability Reporter
  • The Proposed Restatement on Products Liability: Implications for Suppliers of Raw Materials and Component Parts
  • 1998
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyer magazine
  • Admissibility of Similar Occurrence Evidence
  • 1990
  • William Mitchell Law Review
  • A Proposed RICO Pattern Requirement For the Habitual Commercial Offender
  • 1989
  • John Marshall Journal of Practice & Procedure
  • The Potential Competition Doctrine: The Justice Department's Antitrust Weapon Under Section 7 of the Clayton Act
  • 1975
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Strength Coaches Meeting
  • Employment Law Considerations for Coaches
  • 2011

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Litigation Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Bill on a couple cases so far. He's brilliant and his work is top-notch. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
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Barre Personal injury Lawyer William Edward Dorigan
William Edward Dorigan
Personal injury Attorney
Barre, VT
Licensed for 48 years