Best Lawyers has named each of the following Dinse attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas for 2016 in the Burlington area. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys through exhaustive peer-review assessments they conduct with thousands of leading lawyers each year.
Ritchie E. Berger
Personal Injury – Litigation – Defendants
Mr. Berger is head of the Litigation Section of the firm and is considered one of Vermont’s premier trial lawyers. He concentrates on the defense of complex civil litigation throughout Vermont and New England. He is a Fellow and Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Past-President of Vermont Chapter.
Litigation – Construction
Ms. McAndrew is one of Vermont’s leading trial lawyers. She headed the firm’s litigation practice for many years, and was named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1997. She has successfully tried many complex civil cases in state and federal courts, and handled numerous appeals in the Vermont Supreme Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She has a particular concentration in higher education law.
Jeffrey J. Nolan
Employment Law – Management
Mr. Nolan’s litigation and counseling practice focuses on representing employers and institutions of higher education before courts and administrative agencies in employment and student-related matters; advising employers and institutions of higher education on the resolution and legal implications of employment and student-related issues; and assisting employers and institutions of higher education in the development and implementation of appropriate policies, handbooks and training programs.
Austin D. Hart
Real Estate Law
Mr. Hart has represented clients in all phases of real estate transactions, including acquisition, permitting, development, finance, operation, leasing, and sale. He has advised clients with different types of real estate projects, including commercial office buildings, retail shopping centers, institutional campuses, and a planned recreational/residential community. He has served as counsel to common interest community owner associations, including a large mixed use resort association at a major Vermont ski area. A substantial portion of his practice focuses on the unique issues faced by colleges and hospitals in the ownership, operation, and expansion of their campuses, including property tax exemption laws. Mr. Hart was elected in 2015 as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.