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 It’s Pregeny- 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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