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Richard T. Cassidy

Richard T. Cassidy

 
  • Personal Injury, Employment Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • New York, Vermont
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Michael Brow
Reviewed by Michael Brow June 24, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Richard is an excellent Lawyer. I have been on the same side of lawsuits he was handling and on the opposite side. He consistently does excellent work on behalf of his clients.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague
  • Friend

I have known him for about 40 years. he and I worked together at the Vermont Supreme Court and on the Vermont Board of Bar Examiners.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Different Client, Same Side of Case
  • Opposing Client

He and I have represented opposing parties and parties who were on the same side in various cases.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
I worked with him in 1980-1981 and again as a member of the board of bar examiners from 1996-2002
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

He is very knowledgeable and explains things clearly and succinctly.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

He has a thorough understanding of the law in a variety of areas..

Legal Analysis: Excellent

His ability to analyze legal issues and positions is excellent,

Communication Skills: Excellent

He communicates very clearly and succinctly. His explanations of various things make sense and are easy to follow even in areas that are complicated.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

He is a very ethical attorney . i would trust him to be fair and honest with those he deals with.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Litigation of all types as well as employment matters.
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Litigation
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Michael Russell
Reviewed by Michael Russell June 11, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I have never met another attorney with the combination of skills and work ethic that Rich brings to the profession. He gives us all a good name and deserves to be, as he is, recognized nationally as a top flight practitioner and thinker.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague
  • Friend

We worked together at Hoff, Curtis, Pacht, Cassidy, Frame, Somers & Katims, PC from 2002 to 2010, when I left that firm as Managing Director to take a position as General Counsel and COO of a large mechanical contracting firm. When I returned to private practice in 2012, Rich and I began a very effective relationship of referring clients to each other and serving co-counsel on several cases.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

Recently we have been co-counsel on a contentious and complex real property dispute. I asked Rich to serve as litigation counsel and he has done a superlative job.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
From 2002 to the present.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Rich is a truly gifted attorney and one of the most effective and successful trial lawyers in the state. He has a great mind from strategy and an incredible grasp of the law across many substantive areas. He cares deeply about his clients, works incredibly hard and demands a high quality of work of himself and those around him.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

He has an incredible grasp of the law across many substantive areas.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

He has a great mind from legal analysis and litigation strategy.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Rich is comfortable and effective communicating in multiple media, in front large and distinguished groups as well as one-on-one with clients and adversaries.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Rich is always professional and takes his ethical obligations very seriously. He is a paragon of professionalism.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Personal injury, employment law, disability law and mediation.
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Business Advising
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Pro Bono and Community Services
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes