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Mr. Michael John Gannon

Mr. Michael John Gannon

Affolter Gannon
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Claims
  • Vermont
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Summary

The Affolter Gannon law firm is uniquely suited to fight for the rights of victims injured in accidents because Mike Gannon and Dick Affolter used to be among Vermont's premiere insurance defense lawyers. The AG team were the attorneys insurance companies called when claims were asserted against them. In fact, Mike and Dick received awards from insurance companies and were asked to instruct their adjusters how to handle legal issues. A little more than ten years ago, AG made the decision to "switch teams" and to represent injured claimants who are being treated unfairly by insurance companies. We know these companies thoroughly, inside and out. And they know us. Our close knowledge of the insurance companies allows us to better help our clients get them the money they deserve. Housed in the historic Kiln building in Essex Junction, Affolter Gannon's lawyers have combined over 100 years of practice and professional achievement coupled with accessibility and compassion - a combination that is next to impossible to find at most law firms. Mike holds Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, and is listed as a Super Lawyer in New England for both personal injury on behalf of plaintiffs and for insurance law. He also holds the highest possible rating on AVVO, 10, based upon reviews of both colleagues and former clients. Mike Gannon and Dick Affolter are two of a small number of attorneys listed as Vermont Top Lawyers (in civil litigation) by Vermont Business Magazine.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Claims
Additional Practice Area
  • Auto Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Affolter Gannon invites people who have experienced an injury or loss to contact us. We will listen to you and give you our best advise. It doesn't cost anything to speak with us.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa and MasterCard only.
  • Contingent Fees
    If you retain Affolter Gannon as your lawyers, you will not be changed a fee unless we we win for you.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We are passionate about helping injured Vermonters.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana
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Vermont
2nd Circuit
7th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • French
  • French: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Partner
Affolter Gannon
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Richard Affolter and Michael Gannon were two of the top litigation lawyers in Vermont when they founded Affolter Gannon in 1994.
Partner
Pierson Affolter & Wadhams
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Richard Affolter and Michael Gannon were each partners in the civil litigation firm of Pierson Affolter & Wadhams.
Associate Attorney
Downs Rachlin Martin
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Mike began his career in Vermont practicing as a civil litigation lawyer at Downs Rachlin Martin in Burlington.
Judicial Law Clerk
United States Courts
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Education
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. / Law (1982)
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State University of New York - Binghamton
B.A. / English Literature, History, Politics (1976)
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Awards
Vermont Top Lawyers in Civil Trial
Vermont Business Magazine
Partners Mike Gannon and Dick Affolter have each been selected by Vermont Business Magazine as Vermont Top Lawyers in civil trial work.
AV Rating, Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell
Mike Gannon and Dick Affolter have each been awarded Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV Preeminent. The recipients of this distinction are selected by other lawyers - it signifies the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standing.
Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Vermont
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers has selected Mike as one of the top rated personal injury attorneys in Vermont.
Highest Rating for Personal Injury Lawyer
Avvo
Avvo has given Mike its highest possible rating, 10 of 10, based upon surveys of other Vermont lawyers and of clients.
Professional Associations
American Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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The International Society of Primerus Law Firms
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Affolter Gannon
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. Is my neighbor liable for injuries resulting from their tree falling on our house?
A: Possibly. It depends on whether your neighbors were on notice of the risk presented by the tree and failed to act. If that's the case then they are potentially liable.
Q. Is there any lawyer in Waterbury that do not ask for upfront fee, and get paid once case is settled?
A: I'm not aware of any lawyer in the Waterbury Vermont area who will agree to defer payment in a family law matter. There may some but I don't know of them.
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AFFOLTER GANNON
15 Brickyard Road
Essex Junction, VT 05452
USA
Telephone: (802) 878-2797
Fax: (802) 878-6269