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Amelia W.L. Darrow

Amelia W.L. Darrow, a partner, works with individuals and businesses in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate administration, real estate, corporations and business law, and intellectual property law.  As an elder law attorney, Amelia works with clients to make Advance Directives and Powers of Attorney, trusts and Wills. She practices Medicaid (long term care) planning and with guardianships. As an intellectual property attorney, Amelia practices copyright and trademark law, asset development and management, including work-for-hire contract, technology transfer, and global licensing.

A longtime resident of southern Vermont, Amelia received her juris doctor from Vermont Law School, cum laude. She received her BA in a joint degree from Marlboro College and the School for International Training, graduating with the distinction of Highest Honors. More recently, Amelia interned at the United Nations for a judge at the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in The Hague, The Netherlands. Her work there included issues of international criminal law, international and humanitarian law. Attorney Darrow also has experience with immigration and refugee law.

Amelia honed her business skills early in her career running the daylily farm in South Newfane. Later she managed intellectual property assets, licenses, and copyrights in the entertainment industry, developing music and mobile applications as platforms for branding and marketing. Before law school, she also managed projects under federal and state grants in public health. With a background in both for-profit and not-for-profit businesses, she brings a depth of real-world experience to her law practice.

Attorney Darrow is a board member of the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, the Next Stage Arts Project, and The Gathering Place. She lives in Brattleboro with her two children. She loves cycling, gardening, hiking and travel. She is admitted to practice law in Vermont and Massachusetts.

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The Putney School (high school, 1986) Marlboro College (B.A. highest honors, 1991) School of International Training (B.A., 1991) Vermont Law School (J.D. cum laude, 2015)


2015, Massachusetts
2016, Vermont


American Bar Association (2014-)                National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (2015- )
Vermont Bar Foundation (2019 – )               Windham County Bar Association, Treasurer (2015-)
The Gathering Place, Vice President (2015-)
Next Stage Arts Project, Chair (2015-2018)
Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce (2016-2019)
Leland & Gray Union High School & Middle School, board member (2005-2010)
Town of Newfane, elected Auditor (1994-2001)


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