Richard T. Cassidy has more than 30 years of experience in the practice of law in Vermont. He served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Larrow of the Vermont Supreme Court in 1978-79, and as Chief Law Clerk to Chief Justice Albert W. Barney in 1979-80. He is a 1975 graduate of the University of Vermont and a 1978 graduate of Albany Law School. He has been in private practice in the Burlington area since 1980 and was a founder of this law firm in 1989.
Mr. Cassidy's early practice experience was general in nature. Since 1982, his practice has focused on civil litigation, and in particular on labor and employment, personal injury, and commercial cases.
He often represent professionals, particularly lawyers and law firms.
In addition to his work as a litigator and counselor, he has served as a mediator and arbitrator and is a member of the Panel of Early Neutral Evaluators for the United States District Court for the District of Vermont and on mediation panels for a number of state courts.
Mr. Cassidy is admitted to practice before the bars of the State of Vermont, the State of New York, the United States District Court for the District of Vermont, the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Cassidy was a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association from 2005 through 2008, is the Chair of the ABA's Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, and presently represents the Vermont Bar Association in the ABA House of Delegates.
He represents Vermont as member of the Uniform Law Commission, and was recently appointed as the Chair of its Committee on Scope and Program. He serves on its Executive Committee. He chaired the Drafting Committee on the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act.
He is a past President of the American Counsel Association.
He is the Chair of the South Burlington School Board.
Vermont Supreme Court
New York State Bar
United States District Court for the District of Vermont
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Albany Law School of Union University
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Vermont Bar Association, National Employment Lawyers Association, South Burlington School Board, South Burlington Rotary Club, Burlington Business Association, Chittenden County Democratic Committee, Vermont Democratic Party
Honors and Awards
2009 American Bar Association Grassroots Advocate Award.
Member, Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.
AV Peer Review Rating - Martindale Hubbell
Mr. Cassidy was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2008 in the field of Labor and Employment Law, Individuals, (Copyright 2007 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, S.C.) and in the 2007 edition of Super Lawyers® , in the fields of Employment and Labor Law, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (Copyright 2007 by Law & Politics of Minneapolis, MN).
(Listing in The Best Lawyers in America® or Super Lawyers® does not guarantee a desired result in a legal case or that listed lawyers are necessarily more skilled than lawyers who are not listed in such publications.)
Co-Recipient of the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont's Third Annual Johnathon B. Chase Award, October 27, 1990.