Thomas Sherrer

Thomas Sherrer is recognized as one of Vermont's top courtroom attorneys. He has 25 years of successful trial and appellate experience.   Thomas Sherrer is an acknowledged leader of the bar and has served as President or Board Member of prominent local, state and national bar associations.  He has served as a member of the Vermont Legislature's Medical Malpractice Study Committee and helped author a report on Medical Malpractice Insurance Issues. He serves as a member of the United States District Court for Vermont, CJA Admission Selection Committee.

Thomas Sherrer's practice focuses primarily on representing injured individuals and their families in cases involving nursing home and medical negligence, products liability, wrongful death, and recreational injury cases.  He has successfully litigated hundreds of cases in state and federal court on behalf of seriously injured individuals against major corporations. 

Twenty percent of his practice is dedicated to constitutional law defending those charged with criminal offenses. He has represented defendants in over 100 federal criminal cases.  He has an unbroken record of 15 acquittals in state court and is believed to be the only practicing attorney in Vermont with not guilty verdicts in two murder trials.

He is a frequent speaker at legal programs and seminars sponsored by a variety of legal organizations. 

Tom lives in Shelburne with his wife and son.  He enjoys coaching his son's athletic teams, running, skiing and reading on Caribbean beaches. 

Curriculum Vitae
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  • Southwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1984)
  • Oxford Instiute of International and Comparative Law (Diploma 1982) and Russia-Poland Institute of International and Comparative Law (Diploma 1983), University of San Diego School of Law
  • University of Vermont (Graduate Studies in Educational Administration 1977-1981)
  • University of Vermont (B.S. Business Administration 1976)


  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers of New England
  • Advocate, American Association for Justice
  • Membership Award, Vermont Association for Justice
  • Thomas Bradley Scholarship Award, Southwestern University School of Law
  • Rotary International Exchange Scholarship, Australia


  • American Bar Association
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Chittenden County Bar Association
  • Vermont Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vermont Association for Justice

Bar Admissions

  • Vermont
  • United States District Court, Vermont
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit