James A. Dumont

Counselor at Law

James Dumont

 

Past Cases

Personal Injury

Jim has handled countless auto accident and other personal injury cases. Click on the link for examples. In personal injury cases, Jim routinely works with the client’s physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists and other treatment providers to understand fully the client’s medical situation. Jim reviews the accident reports prepared by investigating law enforcement officers, and interviews witnesses, including law enforcement officers and bystanders when appropriate. In some cases, a private investigator, an accident reconstruction expert, a building construction consultant or other experts may be hired to help prove the case. Jim then presents the client’s medical bills, lost income and other damages to the insurance company to attempt to reach a fair settlement. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, suit is filed.

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Worker's Compensation

Jim has represented many injured workers to obtain the workers compensation benefits they have a right to. Jim and his assistant obtain the injured worker’s complete medical records and employment history, and work with the client to ensure that all of the client’s statutory rights are protected. In addition to medical care, the injured worker often has claims to Temporary Total Disability, Permanent Partial Disability or Permanent Total Disability and vocational rehabilitation.

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Employment Law

When an employee is discharged or discriminated against on the basis of the employee’s race, gender, age, or sexual orientation, or is the victim of sexual harassment, the hurt and the loss can be substantial. In this day and age, it shouldn’t happen, but it still does. Jim has been representing victims of employment discrimination, harassment and wrongful discharge for many years. He has provided education on employment law to other lawyers, and until recently was the President of the Vermont Employment Lawyers Association.

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Environmental Law

Jim has nearly three decades of experience in environmental law. Jim has represented public interest organizations and individuals in a broad range of environmental and energy law disputes and a wide variety of venues. He has appeared in state courts, federal courts, and public service board hearing rooms, and before legislative bodies. For many years, he instructed Vermont Law School students in Environmental and Land Use Litigation.

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