LON T. McCLINTOCK, ESQ.
McClintock Law Office, PC – January 1, 2012 to Present
- Principle – general civil law practice concentrating in the fields of Social Security/SSI disability and worker compensation, employment law, personal injury, real estate, zoning and Act 250, and simple wills and estates. Represent individuals, small and medium size businesses and non-profit institutions; approximately 50% of practice involves litigation, including motions, trials, administrative hearings and appeals. Serve as a mediator in civil matters.
Jacobs & McClintock, LPC – 1988 to 2011
- Partner – general civil law practice concentrating in the areas of employment law, domestic relations, Social Security disability and worker compensation, personal injury, real estate, and wills and estates. Represented individuals, small and medium size businesses, and non-profit institutions
Vermont Legal Aid, Inc. – 1982-88
- Reginald Heber Smith Fellow – 1982-84
- National competitive fellowship sponsored by the Legal Services Corporation; Fellow assigned to legal services office and required to dedicate 25% of the Fellow’s time to community organizing and community service work.
- Staff Attorney – 1984-88
- Represented low-income individuals in unemployment, disability and welfare benefit cases, eviction and substandard housing cases, and domestic violence victims in abuse prevention and divorce cases. Served as assigned counsel for individuals subject to involuntary psychiatric treatment or hospitalization.
- National Consumer Law Center – May 1981 to August 1981
- Law Clerk –performed legal research for publication regarding liens and debt collection. The National Consumer Law Center is a national technical assistance for Legal Services attorneys.
The Iron Works – May 1980 to August 1980
- Purchasing – small, family-owned miscellaneous metals company fabricating railings, walkways, staircases and other products for commercial construction.
Community Services Agency – January to July 1979
- Program Manager – Housing Opportunities Program. Assigned to develop a new, federally funded advocacy program for a community action agency.
VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) 1977-79
- Housing Advocate – assigned to Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc. to assist legal aid attorney, clients and local housing groups with eviction, substandard housing, and discrimination in housing matters. Published newsletter for the public on housing law issues.
Selectboard, Town of Shaftsbury
North Bennington Graded School
Vermont Law School – Juris Doctor, 1982
- Vermont Law Review – Staff 1980-81; Note Editor 1981-82
- Note: Vermont’s Duty to Aid the Endangered Act – Published 1982
- Recent Decision: State v. Dacey: Use of Blood Alcohol Evidence & Statutory Presumptions – Published 1981
- Corpus Juris Secundum Award – awarded to greatest overall contribution to scholarships during 1st year for Class of 1982.
- Criminal Law Program – Law Clerk for Fall 1981 – Skinner, Rubin & Reiser. Performed legal research, interviewed clients and other tasks.
Dartmouth College – Bachelor of Arts, 1977
- Major: History
- Concentration in Education; earned license to teach secondary school social studies
- Tucker Intern, Fall 1974 – Assisted reading, history, English and drama teachers at John F. Kennedy High School in Richmond, California; volunteer at Richmond Welfare Rights.
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES
Vermont Bar – Admitted September 1983.
United States District Court for the District of Vermont – Admitted 1984.
United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit – Admitted 1986.
Teacher’s Certification, State of New Hampshire – 1977 (Lapsed)
Vermont Bar Association
Member 1986 to Present
Bennington County Bar Association
Member 1988 to Present
Vermont Association for Justice
Member 1992 to 2009; 2012 to present
Member of the Board of Governors 2003-05
BOARDS OF DIRECTORS
The Tutorial Center
- Member – 1996-97; Board enacts all program and management policies for county-wide literacy and adult education program, establishes annual budget, and supervises work of Executive Director. Resigned from Board to serve as Center’s legal counsel on pro bono basis.
Oldcastle Theatre Company
- Board Member – 1991-93. Non-profit professional theater company performing classic and original theatrical productions. Participated in its first capital campaign, raising $150,000.00 to support move to new Bennington Arts Center.
Project Against Violent Encounters
- Board Member – 1985-89; Treasurer 1987-89. PAVE provides emergency assistance to victims of domestic violence, including safe-housing, court advocacy and referrals.
Bennington-Rutland Opportunity Counsel
- Board Member – 1983-84; President 1984-86. BROC serves individuals and families of low income by weatherizing homes, operating a food shelf, and by providing emergency assistance.
PeaceQuilts, Inc. – 2009 to present
- Pro bono counsel – PeaceQuilts is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization developing and supporting self-managed and self-sustaining women’s sewing cooperatives in Haiti, through training, marketing and logistical support. PeaceQuilts is currently assisting 7 cooperatives with a total of approximately 100 members. Cooperative members earn a living wage by creating art quilts and quilt products.
Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. – 1996 to 2011
- Pro bono counsel – Serve as general counsel to the Board of Directors and assist with the purchase, development, and sale of land and homes.
Vermont Professional Responsibility Program – 2004-10
- Chair of Hearing Panel No. 10 – Panels are responsible for hearing unprofessional conduct cases prosecuted by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel against attorneys. Panels determine guilt and sanctions. The Chair is responsible for conducting the hearings, facilitating Panel deliberations, and preparing the Panel’s written decisions.
North Bennington Graded School – 1997-98
- Negotiation Committee – Appointed by school board to serve as its representative to the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union’s Negotiations Committee, which negotiated a new collective bargaining agreement with the Southwestern Vermont Education Association, a member of the Vermont NEA.
Southwestern Vermont Regional Technical School District – 1996 - present
- Member, Pre-law Advisory Committee; responsible for advising Pre-law Program instructor about curriculum, budget and student projects; program introduces students to careers in law enforcement, probation & parole, judicial administration and legal services (e.g., legal secretary, paralegal, attorney).
- Bennington Family Court Experimental Project – 1997-2005
- Visitation Master – conducted hearings and recommended visitation schedules to Family Court Judge; some cases referred to Master involved allegations of domestic violence.
- Children’s Panel – panel composed of 2 mental health providers and an attorney to hear parental rights disputes referred by Family Court Judge; meetings of parents and panel confidential; purpose of meeting is to provide parents options for resolving their parental rights disputes.
Norshaft Soccer Program – 1992-2000
- Coach and co-administrator of program serving 170 children, kindergarten through 6th grade.
United Counseling Service – Human Rights Committee – 1996-97
- Member – committee responsible for reviewing incidents involving the use of restraint or physical redirection of residents living in group homes for severely mentally disabled.
Vermont Family Court Study Committee – 1997
- Committee Member – Committee conducted meetings of judges and attorneys with Family Court experience to evaluate effectiveness/efficiency of Family Courts in Vermont. Report presented to Vermont Bar Association.
People’s Law School – 1992 & 1993
- Delivered seminars concerning real property, zoning, land use, wills and estate planning.
Domestic Violence Task Force – 1985-86
- Committee Member – Committee established by Governor’s Commission on Status of Women to bring together representatives of the State Police, Sheriff’s Departments, the judiciary, domestic violence organizations, shelter operators, attorneys and social service agencies to recommend to the Governor and other agencies comprehensive policies and protocols for agency collaboration on the handling of domestic violence cases.