Sean M. Toohey

Business LawCivil rightsEducation Lawmunicipal lawPersonal InjuryZoning & Property Law
Mr. Toohey utilizes a creative and pragmatic approach to legal challenges to maximize client outcomes. In addition to an active trial and appellate practice in the state and federal courts, Mr. Toohey regularly defends public entities following administrative complaints made to agencies.  He has also developed a significant dog bite practice, for some reason.
University of Vermont, B.A.
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
United States District Court, District of Vermont
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
Education Law
From the constitutional rights of students and employees to institutional obligations related to public records and meetings and local elections, Mr. Toohey has the knowledge and experience to handle the numerous legal disciplines encompassed in Education Law. Mr. Toohey is a frequent presenter for the Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust and school districts across Vermont.
Civil Litigation & Appellate Work
Persuasive and compelling written and oral advocacy is the heart of Mr. Toohey’s practice. He routinely resolves cases through an aggressive approach to legal briefing, swiftly bringing an end to litigation and preserving the outcome on appeal. Mr. Toohey has successfully mediated hundreds of cases and understands how to position your case to achieve the best possible outcome through settlement.
Counseling & Problem Solving
Mr. Toohey understands the need to translate dense legal requirements into easily applied practices, bringing collaborative and open-minded solutions to each unique legal challenge. Mr. Toohey’s litigation experience informs his counseling, allowing him to position you to avoid unforeseen problems and to prevail should a conflict arise.

About Mr. Toohey

Mr. Toohey joined the firm in 2010 and became a partner in 2017.  He primarily focuses his practice on civil litigation and education and employment law.   Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Toohey served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Marc Kantrowitz of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and served on the Executive Committee for the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence.  While in law school, Mr. Toohey served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Harry M. Grossman of the Massachusetts Land Court.

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