New England Super Lawyers Recognizes Eleven Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew Attorneys
Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew announces that ten attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the New England Super Lawyers 2013 list in seven different classes, and one attorney has been selected for inclusion on the Rising Stars 2013 list. Attorneys are identified as “Super Lawyers” based on extensive nomination and polling among New England attorneys aimed at identifying New England’s top attorneys in each class. Attorneys are identified as being “Rising Stars” based on extensive nomination and polling among New England attorneys who are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.
The practice areas and the attorney(s) listed in each area for the New England Super Lawyers 2013 list are as follows:
- Business Litigation: Ritchie Berger, W. Scott Fewell, Karen McAndrew
- Civil Litigation Defense: Samuel Hoar, Jr.
- Employment & Labor Law: Jeffrey Nolan
- Estate Planning & Probate: Mark Langan
- Health Care Law: Spencer Knapp, Linda Cohen
- Real Estate Law: Molly Lebowitz, Austin Hart
- David Gurtman has been selected for inclusion on the Rising Stars 2013 list in the practice area of Business/Corporate Law.
Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C., with offices in Burlington, Vermont and Plattsburgh, New York, is one of the oldest and largest law firms serving Vermont and the Adirondack Region of upstate New York. For over 95 years, the firm has served its clients in important cases, transactions and legal developments.
Nolan Presents on Disability Law and Sexual Violence Issues
In October, 2013, Jeff Nolan of Dinse’s Higher Education Practice Group presented three sessions to a national-draw audience at the University of Vermont’s Legal Issues in Higher Education conference. Jeff did two presentations regarding how colleges and universities should respond to complaints of sexual violence on campus in light of the Campus SaVE Act (effective March, 2014), and one presentation regarding how institutions should work to accommodate students with autism spectrum disorders and other cognitive disabilities. In November, 2013, Jeff did a presentation at the University of New Hampshire for the Northern New England Chapter of the College and University Personnel Association regarding new issues that employers are likely to face given the expansion of mental disorders outlined in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (“DSM-5”).
Jeff Nolan Active in Threat Assessment and Violence Prevention
In recent months, Jeff Nolan of Dinse’s Higher Education and Employment Practice Groups has been very active in advising and training clients, and doing presentations for international and national audiences, on threat assessment and violence prevention issues. Jeff’s recent presentations include a session on the legal aspects of threat assessment for the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, two half-days of training on campus threat assessment for disability service providers at the University of Connecticut’s Postsecondary Disability Training Institute in Boston, and a session on cutting edge campus threat assessment issues at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of College and University Attorneys in Philadelphia. Jeff also recently co-presented, to an international audience, an Employment Law Alliance webinar on workplace violence prevention and intervention.
Nolan Does Two Presentations at Nationally-Broadcast Symposium
On March 28, 2012, Jeff Nolan of Dinse’s Higher Education Practice Group did two presentations at the Sixth Annual North Carolina Higher Education Safety Symposium, which combined an on-site audience and a live-streamed web cast. The first, which addressed standards of care and best practices for campus threat assessment teams, was viewed by approximately 3,850 participants on over 80 campuses, in addition to the on-site audience. The second, which addressed what campuses should be doing to better respond to sexual violence issues on campus, was viewed by approximately 3,000 people on over 60 campuses. Web-archived recordings of the presentations are available here (campus threat assessment) and here (sexual violence response).