Sheehey Attorney Kevin Lumpkin Successfully Defends Defamation Trial

Civil litigation partner Kevin A. Lumpkin participated in a multi-day jury trial in federal court in June, successfully defending his client against claims of defamation.  The jury returned a verdict in favor of Kevin’s client on five of six claims, and awarded nominal damages on the sixth.  The trial was held in Burlington before Judge William K. Sessions III.

Kevin is an experienced civil litigator who practices in state and federal court at both the trial and appellate levels.  He has successfully defended multiple jury and bench trials, participated in many civil hearings, and argued many times before the Vermont Supreme Court.  To contact Kevin, visit his firm profile.

Sheehey Attorney to Speak at CLE Event

Firm principal Mark Melendy will be a featured speaker on a three-person panel at two upcoming CLE events hosted by the Vermont Bar Association. On June 6, 2024 the panel discusses the recently enacted Uniform Directed Trust Act, and on June 7th, the recently enacted Uniform Trust Decanting Act.  Mark was a member of the Vermont Bar Association committees involved with drafting both of these Acts.  The presentation will focus on how the statutes work and how they enhance estate planning practice in Vermont.

You can learn more about the events and register by visiting the VBA’s website here.

Sheehey Attorney Honored by Vermont Bar Association

At the Vermont Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting on March 29, 2024 Sheehey partner Kevin A. Lumpkin was honored for his years of service on the Vermont Bar Association Board. Kevin served for seven years on the VBA Young Lawyers Division Board, serving as an at-large member followed by its Secretary, Treasurer, Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past Chair. Kevin organized many events and activities for young lawyers, helping to organize the annual Mid-Winter Thaw, young lawyer mixers, trivia nights, cookouts, and an evening at the Burlington paint and sip studio. For the final three years of his service on the YLD Board, Kevin served on the Vermont Bar Association Board of Managers.

VBA Board of Managers President Judith Dillon presented Kevin with a plaque at the Mid-Year Meeting honoring his dedication to the profession and his service to the Young Lawyers Division and Vermont Bar Association. Kevin will continue to serve his community on the Boards of Vermont Works for Women, where he serves as Treasurer, and Town Meeting Television, where he serves as President and Burlington Trustee. Sheehey partner Justin A. Brown now leads the Young Lawyers Division and serves on the Board of Managers.