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Skill, Experience, and Integrity

The lawyers at Plante & Hanley, P.C. litigate select complex personal injury, commercial, and medical malpractice cases for businesses and individuals in Vermont and New Hampshire. Frequently working on referrals from other lawyers and past clients, we have a distinctive track record with complex, high value cases.

Since 1952, we have provided personal attention and stellar service to our clients--many of whom come to us after the single most dramatic or catastrophic event of their lifetime. We have consciously chosen to remain a small firm, accessible to clients and able to adjust to the demands of a select number of unique, challenging cases.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Birth Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death - Plaintiff

Call 802-295-3151 today to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Michael Hanley

Bar Admissions:

  • Vermont, 1976
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • New Hampshire
  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1976
    • J.D.
  • St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, 1972
    • A.B.
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Windsor County Bar Association (Member)
  • Vermont Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Member)

Attorney Paul J. Perkins

Bar Admissions:

  • Vermont, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont


  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont, 1998
    • Honors: Recipient, Best Brief, Thomas M. Debevoise Moot Court Honors Competition
    • Honors: Member, Trial Advocacy Regional Competition Team 1997-1998
    • Honors: Member, Trial Advocacy Advisory Board 1997-1998
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1994
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Mortar Board Junior Scholar, 1993
    • Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society, 1884
    • Major: English and Philosophy

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Vermont Bar Association (Member)
  • Vermont Bar Association Practice and Procedure Section (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association Litigation Section (Member)
  • Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Director)
  • Insurance Law Section of the Vermont Bar Association, 2012 - Present (Chair)

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