Richard Cassidy is a founding partner of Hoff, Curtis, Pacht, Cassidy, Frame, Somers & Katims, a law firm in Burlington, VT. He also frequently serves as an Acting Judge in the Small Claims Division of the Chittenden Superior Court.
In addition to his work as a litigator and counselor, Mr. Cassidy has served as a mediator and arbitrator and is a member of the Panel of Early Neutral Evaluators for the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont and the early neutral evaluation panels for the Vermont Environmental Court and the Vermont Superior Courts.
He clerked for Justice Robert W. Larrow of the Vermont Supreme Court, and then served a year as Chief Law Clerk to Vermont Chief Justice Albert W. Barney before entering private practice in 1980.
Mr. Cassidy is a frequent writer and speaker. He has lectured on trial practice, employment, arbitration, mediation, and construction law subjects before the American Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Vermont Bar Association, the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, and the Vermont Employment Lawyers Association.
EDUCATION: University of Vermont, B.A.; Albany Law School, J.D.