Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced his appointment as Daniel Richardson, of Burlington, in the Superior Court of Vermont.
“Dan has demonstrated a deep commitment to service and dedication to Vermont throughout his career,” Governor Scott said. “I’m confident he will continue his good work in this new role, and I appreciate his willingness to serve.”
Richardson was appointed last August as a municipal attorney and corporate attorney for the city of Burlington. Prior to this role, Richardson was a partner at Tarrant, Gillies & Shems for 16 years, where he represented a number of individuals, businesses and municipalities.
During this time, Richardson also held a number of volunteer positions, including alderman for Ward 3 of the city of Montpellier, chair of the Montpelier Development Review Board, president of the Vermont Bar Association, president of the Vermont Law Society Foundation, president of the BSA’s Green Mountain Council and member of the Access to Justice Coalition.
“I am grateful to Governor Scott for this opportunity and look forward to continuing my career in public service as a Superior Court judge,” Richardson said. “The judiciary has an obligation to provide fair and equal access to justice under the law for all Vermonters. I promise to work tirelessly to advance this heavy responsibility.
Richardson was also an adjunct professor at Vermont Law School where he taught municipal law and acting judge and special master of the Washington Superior Court where he heard small claims court cases, particularly collection cases. consumer receivables. Prior to his private practice, Richardson clerked in the Superior Court of Chittenden for the Honorable Matthew I. Katz, the Honorable Richard Norton and, by special assignment, the Honorable Geoffrey Crawford.
Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa in Philosophy, English Literature, and Writing from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Vermont Law School, where he served as editor of the Vermont Law Review. .
Governor. Montpelier. 26.04.2022. www.vermont.gov