MEET PAT

My name is Pat Winburn - you may not know me except for a yard sign or commercial on TV, but I bet I’m a lot like you. I'm running for governor because I believe healthcare should be universal, school lunches should be free and Vermont should be a leader in combating climate change. I’m tired of “business as usual” politics and, if elected, will fight the systemic racism that exists across Vermont and make sure working families can earn a livable wage. Let’s stop talking about doing things and actually get the job done.

Please see below for YouTube videos about my campaign:

Civic Involvement

 

Patrick Winburn

11 Walloomssac Road

Bennington, VT 05201

pwinburn@comcast.net

(802) 447-0100

 

PERSONAL

 

  • 64 Years old (DOB: 10-07-1955)

  • Married 38 years to Kim Winburn

  • Two children (Mark & Sunrise)

 

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND AWARDS

 

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the NBTA for over 20 years

  • Rated “Av” by Martindale & Hubbell, their highest rating

  • Listed in “Best Lawyers in America” in plaintiffs’ personal injury and medical malpractice law

  • Listed in “Super Lawyers of New England”

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

 

  • Past Chair, Board of Trustee, new VTLA (2017-2020)

  • Member, Multi-Million dollar advocates forum - limited to attys receiving awards in excess of $2 Million

  • Past state Delegate, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1996-1998)

  • Vermont State Atty Coordinator, National Board of Trial Advocacy (1998-Present)

  • Past President, Vermont Trial Lawyers Association (1993-1994)

  • Board Certified as a Specialist in Civil Trial Law by the NBTA since 1991

  • Member, Vermont Bar Association (1987-Present)

  • Member, Bennington County Bar Association (1987- Present)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

  • Active trial lawyer in Vt 1987 to present

  • Tried 75+ Civil Jury trials to verdict

  • Two Vt jury verdicts in excess of $1 million

  • Acting Superior Court Judge, Bennington County: May 3, 1999; Jan 18, 1999; Jan 30, 1999; December 13, 2019; February 6, 2020 (scheduled)

  • Court- Appointed Mediator, Bennington, Windham and Windsor Superior Courts

  • 10 appeals before Vermont Supreme Court

  • 4 appeals before 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Brief Reviewer/Exam Proctor for NBTA Speciality Certification (1998- Present)

  • Member of the Study Committee re: Alternate Dispute Resolution, (now Rule 16.3) with VT Superior C Court Judge Richard Norton, 1998

  • One appeal before U.S. Supreme Court: , 732 F.Supp. 29 (D. Vt. 1991), (Cert. denied, U.S. Supreme Ct. 1991)

  • Represented several thousand Vermonters since 1987

 

EDUCATION

 

  • George Washington University, 1977, B.A., with distinction, in Political Science

        - Student Body President, 1976-1977

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D. 1980

  • Intern for Congressman Paul G. Rogers, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment (Clean Air Act) 1975-1977

 

 COURT ADMISSIONS

 

- All Vermont State Courts

- Federal District Court of Vermont

- U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

- U.S. Supreme Court

 

SPEAKING

 

Speaker at Vermont Trial Lawyers and Vermont Bar Association Meetings Continuing Legal Education Programs including:

- How to behave in Court and to each other (scheduled for May 1, 2020)

- Moderator, VTLA Annual Meeting, April 17, 2018  

- The use of Expert Witnesses- December 2, 2016

- A review of Vt Verdicts in 2008- April 8, 2009

- Bench and Bar Panel; May 30, 2008

- Trial Advocacy in Vermont- Winning Techniques and Insights- May 10, 2007

- A Review of Vermont Verdicts and Settlements- in 2004- March 25, 2005

- Persuading the Gatekeeper- Daubert and its Progeny- January 15, 2005

- How To Grab The Jury With Your Opening Statement- March 19, 2004

- Anatomy of a Jury Trial - February 7, 2003

- Nuts and Bolts of Trial Practice- February 9, 2001

- Opening Statement- May 11, 2001

- Insurance Abuses- July 13, 2001

- Trial Practice- December 7, 2001

- Gender and Case Outcome- September 8, 2000

- Understanding Basics- Medical Malpractice- May 12, 2000

- Handling Medical Malpractice Cases- April 9, 1999

- Communication- Mock Jury- June 14, 1998

- Closing Arguments- October 9, 1998

- Compulsory Physical Examination- 1993  

 

CIVIC

 

- Moderator, Village of Old Bennington, 2016-present

- Trustee, Village of Old Bennington, 2014-2016

- Better Bennington Award for Downtown Building Restoration, 2006

- Board Member, Bennington Museum, 2002-2005

- President and Board Member, Bennington County Humane Society, 1995-2000

- President and Board Member, Bennington County United Way, 1991-1996

- Manchester Democratic Town Chair, 1988-1992

- Bennington County United Way Co- Chair, 1992

- Trustee of Public Funds, Town of Manchester, 1990-1992

- Board Member, Bennington- Rutland Supervisory Union, 1988

- Board Member, Manchester School Board, 1987-1988

 

WRITINGS

 

- William Wenbourne, Puritan Ancestor of Wenbourne, Winborne and Winburn in America

  (White Poppy Press, 2020)

- Editor, Vt Pattern Jury Instructions for Personal Injury Cases (VTLA, 1998)

409 Main Street

Bennington, VT 05201

802-681-5424

pat@winburn2020.com

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