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Experienced Professional & Ethical

Samuel H. Angell

Samuel H. Angell has advocated successfully for clients in the Civil, District, Family and Environmental divisions of the Vermont Superior Court, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont, and in the Vermont Supreme Court where he has won several appeals. He is a skilled litigator with a reputation for honesty and fairness. Sam has presided as an Acting Judge in the Family Division of the Windham Superior Court.

From 1997 through the end of 2006 Sam practiced at Fitts, Olson & Giddings where he became a member in 2000. Before moving to Vermont, he practiced in Poughkeepsie, New York, concentrating in tax appeal work. Sam has also worked for the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. and for an energy consortium in the Czech Republic. Sam has a Master of Science Degree, which gives him a strategic advantage in working with scientific experts.

Sam currently serves on the Board of Directors and is Secretary of The Stone Trust, a Vermont non-profit whose mission is to preserve and advance the art and craft of dry stone walling. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Crosby Foundation, a donor organization supporting local non-profit organizations. Previously, Sam served on the Board of Directors and was President of the In-Sight Photography Project, Inc., a Vermont nonprofit serving Brattleboro area teens.

Sam grew up in the Hudson Valley and attended high school and law school in Vermont. He has participated in the National Championships of Ultimate Frisbee in the College, Open, and Masters Divisions, and ran track at Cornell. Sam lives in Brattleboro with his wife and two daughters, and enjoys spending time with his family, white water canoeing, skiing, mountain biking and other outdoor activities.

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Education

Cornell University (B.S. 1987)
University of Florida (M.S. 1991)
Vermont Law School (J.D. 1995)

BAR ADMISSIONS

1996, New York
1997, Vermont
1997, U.S. District Court, Southern & Eastern Districts of New York 1998, U.S. District Court District of Vermont

Memberships

In-Sight Photograph Project, Inc. Director (1997-2009) President (2004-2006) The Stone Trust, Inc. Director (2010-present) Crosby Foundation, Inc Director (2012-present) American Bar Association
Vermont Bar Association
Windham County Bar Association

 

ARTICLES PUBLISHED

Criminal Justice in the Time of COVID-19
Brattleboro Reformer, June 1, 2020

Vermont’s Civil Courts and COVID-19: Where Things Stand
Brattleboro Reformer, May 12, 2020

After Watching Surveillance Video, Jury Awards Plaintiffs Only $11,600
Vermont Law, April 30, 2004

Relocation After Divorce: How it Affects Custodial Rights
Family Law, July 2001

Who Decides For You? Power of Attorney and Guardianship in Vermont
Vermont Family News, February 2001

Clear Air Recommendations
July 26, 1994

Field Fertilization Trials of Four Selected Spices
Journal of Florida Academy of Sciences,
March 1991