Lon T. McClintock, Esq. has been practicing law since 1983. He is admitted to the Bars of the State of Vermont,
States District Court for the District of Vermont, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Lon received his education from Dartmouth College, majoring in both History and Education. After college, Lon joined VISTA and worked in southern California for two years in an advocacy program addressing substandard housing and housing discrimination. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School, where he was appointed to the Vermont Law Review for two years. He published two articles in the Law Review. Upon graduating from law school, Lon was awarded a two-year Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship. The Fellowship is awarded to new attorneys to provide legal services for low- income people and to initiate projects that help the low- income community. Lon’s Fellowship projects focused on police response to domestic violence calls.
After completing the Fellowship, Lon worked an additional four years with Vermont Legal Aid, Inc., representing low-income Vermonters in landlord/tenant cases, Social Security disability appeals, divorces and parental rights disputes involving domestic violence, and defending folks suffering from mental illness who were faced with involuntary hospitalization.
In 1988, Lon joined Thomas H. Jacobs, Esq. and they formed a law firm that provided general legal services to individuals and businesses in Southern Vermont. Lon continued to handle employment matters for both employers and employees, business contract disputes, divorce and parental rights matters, Social Security disability appeals, worker compensation matters, personal injury claims and estate planning.
In 2011, Lon and Tom dissolved their partnership and Lon opened McClintock Law Office, P.C., a general civil and litigation practice firm representing individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and public schools. Lon focuses his work on Social Security disability and worker compensation claims, personal injury claims, real estate, zoning and Act 250, and wills and estate planning. Lon also provides mediation services.
For public service, Lon has served as a member of the Shaftsbury Selectboard since July 2007, and as Chair of the Selectboard since March 2008. In 2011 Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin appointed Lon to serve as an Alternate Member to the District 8 Environmental Commission, which hears and decides Act 250 permit applications. The late Governor Richard Snelling appointed Lon to serve as the Governor’s representative to the Bennington Rutland Opportunity (BROC) Board of Directors. Lon served both as a board member and as Chair of the Board during his tenure on the Board.
Last year Lon completed two terms of service as Chair of a Hearing Panel for the Professional Responsibility Program. Panels hear and adjudicate complaints of unprofessional conduct by attorneys. Lon was responsible for facilitating hearings, guiding panel deliberations, and working with Program counsel in drafting the Panel’s decisions.
Lon has served on a number of Boards of Directors for community non-profit organizations, including The Tutorial Center, Oldcastle Theatre Company, and the Project Against Violent Encounters.
Lon has also served as general counsel, on a pro bono basis, to several community, non- profit organizations such as PeaceQuilts, Inc., Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity and The Tutorial Center.