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Carol Pfeiffer Accepted Into the New England Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Law

Burlington, VT (January 10, 2024) – Dinse, P.C. is pleased to announce that Carol Pfeiffer has been accepted into Class II of the New England Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a national organization of trust and estate counselors demonstrating the highest levels of integrity, competence, experience, and commitment to the profession.

Carol joined Dinse in 2019 following her tenure as a law clerk to the Honorable Marilyn S. Skoglund (Ret.) of the Vermont Supreme Court. Carol earned her J.D. in 2017 from Rutgers School of Law-Newark, from which she graduated summa cum laude. Her practice at Dinse focuses on Estate Planning and Trust and Probate Administration.

“Carol’s recognition by the Institute confirms what we already knew. Carol is an exceptional lawyer, committed to meeting the needs of her clients. We are excited for her to receive this incredible opportunity,” said Managing Partner, Shap Smith.

The New England Fellows Institute was created by ACTEC to develop future leaders in the profession through a series of in-depth educational presentations led by outstanding subject matter experts across the country.

The eight-month program, which begins in February 2024, includes six sessions for lawyers nominated by an ACTEC fellow and selected through a competitive application process.

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New York Times quotes Dinse Partner Justin Barnard regarding his Second Circuit case addressing novel legal issue under U.S. Copyright laws.

“If you own a painting, of course you have the right to decide whether or not to display it.” said Partner, Justin Barnard, in a New York Times article covering a U.S. Court of Appeals Case.

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Dinse Announces New Director and Shareholder of the Firm

Burlington, VT (January 2022) – Dinse, P.C. is pleased to announce that Margarita Warren has been elected as a Director and Shareholder of the firm.

Margarita joined Dinse in 2019 following her tenure at a civil litigation defense firm representing clients in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and clerking for the Hampden Superior Court in Springfield, Massachusetts. Margarita’s practice focuses on general civil litigation and insurance coverage disputes, and she represents clients at all stages of litigation in state and federal courts.

Prior to practicing law, Margarita worked as a public policy consultant, evaluating the implementation of domestic health programs for state and federal health agencies.  She also worked as a legal intern for the Office for Civil Rights in HIPAA compliance and enforcement matters, and at Boston Medical Center’s Medical Legal Partnership.

Margarita is a graduate of Brown University, the University of Chicago, and Suffolk University Law School.



Former Deputy Attorney General Joins the Firm

Burlington, VT (January 2022) – Dinse is pleased to announce that Joshua Diamond has joined the firm.

Josh is an accomplished civil litigator who until recently served as Vermont’s Deputy Attorney General under Attorney General TJ Donovan. Josh will focus his practice at DINSE on regulatory matters, litigation, and government relations.

During his six-year tenure as Deputy Attorney General, Josh reported directly to the Attorney General and managed the nearly 140 employees of Vermont’s largest law firm. He also oversaw major litigation brought on behalf of or against the State of Vermont.

Prior to his role as Deputy Attorney General, Josh was a shareholder with Diamond & Robinson, P.C., where he practiced law for over 20 years. While at Diamond & Robinson, Josh served as general counsel for Washington Electric Cooperative, handling permitting for the Coventry Landfill Gas to Energy Facility, rate cases, labor relations, and negotiating and drafting power supply agreements among other matters.

Josh serves on the Vermont Board of Bar Managers, President of the Board of Directors at the Cochran’s Ski Area and was elected Justice of the Peace in the Town of Williston, Vermont.