After graduating from Boston College Law School in 1990, I began my law career at Nutter McLennen & Fish in Boston. I relocated to Vermont in 1992 and joined what was then, and still is, Vermont’s largest law firm – Downs Rachlin Martin.
I focus my practice on general commercial litigation, IP litigation, and the defense of products liability, premises liability, and personal injury claims. I have an active trial practice in the state and federal courts of Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maine. I also serve as an adjunct professor at Vermont Law School, where I teach the trade secrets section of the Introduction to Intellectual Property Law course. In addition to my posts, I have authored or edited numerous publications, including several publications on trade secrets and non-competition law.
I serve on the board of the Vermont Alliance for Arts Education, a non-profit advocacy group that promotes the continuing education of art teachers and arts education in Vermont schools, and the Concord Academy (Mass.) Alumni Council.
I’ve been practicing law for 10 years, all at the Burlington office of Downs Rachlin Martin. As a kid I spent much of my free time on the golf course, and ironically enough, it was on the way from law school in New Hampshire to a golf trip in Lake Placid that I discovered Burlington. Before I became a lawyer, I lived and worked in the Washington, D.C. area, first in a well-known “think tank” and later in a regulatory consulting group. I don’t miss being in the “big city,” but all those softball games in the shadow of the Washington monument were a lot of fun!
Outside of work I enjoy playing guitar, golf, watching the Red Sox, coaching youth sports, and doing anything with my kids.