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Ronald A. Shems - Montpelier, VT

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

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Updated: 09/15/2021

Montpelier Environmental Law Lawyer

About Ronald A. Shems

Practice Areas

  • Environmental Law
  • Energy Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Consumer Protection
  • Non-profit and Cooperative Governance
  • Civil Rights
  • Land Use
  • Government Transparency and Accountability


Bar Admissions

  • Vermont, 1985
  • Maine, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont, 1985
  • Clark University, 1981

Past Positions

  • Vermont Natural Resources Board, Chair
  • Burlington law firm, Founding Partner
  • Vermont Attorney General’s Office
  • Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc., General Counsel
  • UMB Bank, N.A., Counsel
  • Chittenden County Circumferential Highway, Lead counsel

Pro Bono Activities

  • Moretown Elementary School, Board of Directors
  • Moretown Board of Civil Authority
  • Mad River Glen Cooperative Board of Trustees, Vermont’s cooperatively owned ski area



  • Best Brief Award, National Association of Attorneys General for excellence in brief writing in the United States Supreme Court


Office Information


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


  • 802-223-6225

Accepts Credit Cards



Representative Cases

  • UMB Bank, N.A. v. City of Winooski, Vermont

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