Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Criminal Defense

James M. Cooley is a 1995 cum laude graduate of Marquette University and a 1998 graduate of Vermont Law School. Prior to his association with the firm, Mr. Cooley worked as a prosecutor and tried over 40 jury cases many of which were serious felonies.

Mr. Cooley is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in the State of Vermont, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the state courts of Wisconsin. His practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on professional liability defense. He also represents business entities and organizations in contract formation and negotiation and individuals facing criminal charges. Mr. Cooley teaches business law at Champlain College and regularly gives lectures to design professional organizations on construction law, contracts, and risk management.