Jeff was born and raised in Vermont and graduated from Burlington High School. After attending college in Maine and law school in Montana, Jeff clerked for the Montana Supreme Court before joining a small law firm in Missoula, Montana. There, Jeff represented individuals, small businesses, and landowners on a wide variety of legal issues (and took full advantage of the many outdoor opportunities Montana has to offer).

Jeff moved home to Burlington in 2011 and began working at one of the top workers’ compensation defense firms in Vermont. Jeff soon realized that representing insurance companies was not for him, however, and opened Dickson Law Office, PLLC, in January 2014. Jeff’s legal experience includes informal conferences and formal hearings before the Vermont Department of Labor, multiple trials in Montana and Vermont, and oral argument at the Vermont Supreme Court, where he prevailed on a significant workers’ compensation issue. Jeff takes pride in helping injured Vermonters with their workers’ compensation and personal injury claims, thereby ensuring that the power imbalance between insurance companies and claimants is more equal.  In recognition of that good work, Jeff was recently selected as one of New England Super Lawyers Magazine‘s “Rising Stars” in the field of workers’ compensation for 2016.

A Vermonter who cares about helping other Vermonters

Jeff cares about his clients and community.

Dickson Law VermontWhat sets Jeff apart from other lawyers is the personal attention he provides to each client.  As his Testimonials show, Jeff is easy to get in touch with and responds quickly to clients’ inquiries.  Clients are often surprised that Jeff answers the phone himself, and responds to many emails within minutes.  Most other attorneys don’t provide that service to their clients, but it’s extremely important to Jeff that he does.

Jeff is a member of the Chittenden County Bar Association, the Vermont Bar Association, and the Vermont Association for Justice. He is also active in his community by volunteering at the Vermont City Marathon, mentoring a teenager through Spectrum Youth & Family Services, and sitting on the City of South Burlington Natural Resources Committee from 2014-2016. When Jeff’s not working, you can probably find him out for a hike, run, or bike ride — or cheering on the Patriots and Red Sox.

Jeff’s CV

Education

  • Juris Doctorate, University of Montana School of Law (2007, with honors)
  • Managing Editor, Montana Law Review
  • President, Environmental Law Group
  • Bachelor of Arts, Colby College (2003, magna cum laude)
  • Burlington High School (1999, with high honors)

Experience

  • Managing Attorney, Dickson Law Office, PLLC, Burlington, VT (2014 to present)
  • Attorney, McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Burchard, PC, Burlington, VT (2011-2014)
  • Attorney, Christian, Samson, & Jones, PLLC, Missoula, MT (2008-2011)
  • Law Clerk, Montana Supreme Court, Helena, MT (2007-2008)

Bar Admissions

  • Vermont (2011)
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana (2008)
  • Montana (2007)