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Paul S. Gillies - Montpelier, VT

44 East State StreetPost Office Box 1440 Montpelier, VT 05601- 1440

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Updated: 09/15/2021

Montpelier Civil Law Lawyer

About Paul S. Gillies

Practice Areas

  • Civil Law


  • 10%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Member

Year Joined Firm

  • 1993


Bar Admissions

  • Vermont, 1979

Other Affiliations

  • Vermont Bar Association


  • University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine, 1978
  • University of Vermont, 1975
    Major: English
  • Case-Western Reserve University, 1970
    Major: English

Past Positions

  • State of Vermont, Deputy Secretary of State, -

Pro Bono Activities

  • Vermont Surveyors Association, Honorary member
  • Vermont Clerks and Treasurers Association, Honorary member
  • Vermont Historical Society, Board member, 1995 - 2001
  • Vermont Institute for Government, Chair , 1993 - 2015
  • Vermont Judicial History Society, Chair, 1993 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Administrative Law, Vermont Bar Association, 1982 - 1992
  • Moderator, Town and Town School District of Berlin, 2003 - Present


Other Sources of Feedback About Paul S. Gillies

Included on the 2023 New England list

Past Lists

  • 2022 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New England Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Paul S. Gillies on Super Lawyers

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Office Information


44 East State StreetPost Office Box 1440 Montpelier, VT 05601- 1440


  • (802) 223-6225

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Records of the Council of Censors, Secretary of State (Vermont), 1991
  • A Book of Opinions, Secretary of State (Vermont), 1992
  • Confronting Statehood, Center for Research on Vermont, 1992
  • Vermont Bar Association Columnist, Ruminations (1993-present)
  • A Place to Pass Through: Berlin, Vermont 1820-1991 (1993)
  • A Book of Opinions, with James H. Douglas (1993)
  • The Records of the Vermont Council of Censors, with D. Gregory Sanford (1991)
  • Confronting Statehood: A Series of Bicentennial Essays (1992)
  • “Not Quite a State of Nature,” Vermont Law Review 23:1 (Fall 1998)
  • “And If There Be No Choice Made: A Meditation on Section 47 of the
  • Vermont Constitution,” with D. Gregory Sanford, Vermont Law Review 28:* (Fall 2003) Edited by Daniel Richardson
  • Uncommon Law, Ancient Roads, and Other Ruminations on Vermont Legal History (2013)
  • The Law of the Hills: A Judicial History of Vermont (2019)

Representative Cases

  • Gade v. Chittenden Solid Waste District, 2009 VT 107, 187 Vt. 7
  • Rowe v. Lavanway, 180 Vt. 505 (2006)
  • Cassani v. Northfield Savings Bank, 179 Vt. 204 (2005)
  • Trickett v. Ochs, 176 Vt. 89 (2003)
  • Herrick v. Town of Marlboro, 173 Vt. 170 (2001)
  • In re Taft Corners Associates, Inc., 171 Vt. 135 (2000)
  • City of St. Albans v. Northwest Regional Planning Com’n, 167 Vt. 466 (1998)

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