Michele B. Patton
Michele represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of legal issues. Her litigation practice includes workers’ compensation claims, personal injury cases, trust and estate litigation, and general civil litigation matters. She also assists individuals and businesses with employment related issues, including discrimination, wrongful termination, workers’ compensation, unemployment, compliance with state and federal employment laws, misclassification of employees and independent contractors, and transgender and other LBGT issues in the workplace.
Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Michele worked with victims of domestic violence through Bay Area Legal Aid and the California Asylum Representation Clinic. In 2008, she was chosen as a Herma Hill Kay Fellow for her work advocating for domestic violence victims. In law school, she was an editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law. She also published an article on California ballot initiatives in the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law.
Michele currently lives in Bristol. She enjoys hiking, skiing, and boating. Michele is active in P.E.O., a non-profit organization supporting women’s education. She serves on a Hearing Panel for the Vermont Professional Responsibility Board, which reviews cases of attorney misconduct. She is on the Board of Directors of the Sara Holbrook Community Center and the Vermont Association for Justice.
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D., 2010); Mount Holyoke College (B.A., magna cum laude, 2007)
Admitted to state and federal courts in Vermont; Admitted to state and federal courts in Vermont; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Vermont Bar Association; Vermont Association for Justice