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Hemley, Robert B.


Phone: +802-658-0220
Fax: +802-658-1456
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Gravel and Shea
76 St. Paul Street, 7th Floor
P.O. Box 369
Burlington, Vermont,
USA, 05402-0369
Phone: +802.658.0220
Fax: +802.658.1456
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http://www.gravelshea.com
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Hemley, Robert B.


Bob Hemley was admitted to the bar in 1971 in New York. After working for a Wall Street firm and serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, he joined the firm in 1976 and was admitted to practice in Vermont.

Practice Areas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • antitrust Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Employment Litigation
  • First Amendment
  • General Business Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability/Personal Injury
Education
  • New York University, J.D. 1970
  • Amherst College, B.A. 1967
Affiliations
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Chair, District Court Advisory Committee (formally Civil Justice Reform Act Task Force) for Vermont, 1993-Present
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Chittenden County, Vermont and American Bar Associations; Vermont Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Defense Research Institute; American Board of Trial Advocates (Charter member, Vermont Chapter; President, 1993-1994)
Languages
  • French
  • Spanish
Selected Reported Cases
Browning-Ferris Indus. of Vermont, Inc. v. Kelco Disposal, Inc., 492 U.S. 257 (1989); Travelers Ins. Co. v. Henry, 2007 WL 1448072 (D. Vt. May 14, 2007); Austin v. Downs, Rachlin & Martin, 2006 WL 2585102 (D. Vt. Aug. 24, 2006); Dwight v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, 2005 WL 756517 (D. Conn. Mar. 31, 2005); In re Inquest Subpoena (WCAX), 2005 VT 103, 179 Vt. 12, 890 A.2d 1240 (2005); State v. Whitney, 2005 VT 102, 178 Vt. 435, 885 A.2d 1200 (2005); Austin v. Downs, Rachlin & Martin, 114 Fed. Appx. 21 (2d Cir. 2004); Blanchard v. Eli Lilly & Co., 207 F. Supp. 2d 308 (D. Vt. 2002); Soutiere v. Betzdearborn, Inc., 189 F. Supp. 2d 183 (D. Vt. 2002); Herald Ass’n v. Dean, 174 Vt. 350, 816 A.2d 469 (2002); Andrew C. & Margaret R. Sigler Found., Inc. v. Town of Norwich, 174 Vt. 129, 807 A.2d 442 (2002); Needham v. Coordinated Apparel Group, Inc., 174 Vt. 263, 811 A.2d 124 (2002); Vermont Mobile Home Owners’ Ass’n v. Lapierre, 131 F. Supp. 2d 553 (D. Vt. 2001); In re Sealed Documents, 172 Vt. 152, 772 A.2d 518 (2001); Vermont Soc’y of Ass’n Executives v. Milne, 172 Vt. 375, 779 A.2d 20 (2001); Savoie v. Merchants Bank, 166 F.3d 456 (2d Cir. 1999); Lupien v. Citizens Utils. Co., 159 F.3d 102 (2d Cir.1998); Boston & Maine Corp. v. Canadian Nat’l Ry., 152 F.3d 917 (2d Cir.1998); Ray v. Doughboy Recreational, Inc., 122 F.3d 1057 (2d Cir.1997); Costello v. Gannett Satellite Info. Network, Inc., 939 F. Supp. 313 (D. Vt. 1996), aff’d, 112 F.3d 503 (2d Cir. 1997); Shaw v. Agri-Mark, Inc., 67 F.3d 18 (2d Cir. 1995); Ross v. Times Mirror, Inc., 164 Vt. 13, 665 A.2d 580 (1995); Beauchemin v. Blodgett Corp., 163 Vt. 175, 656 A.2d 984 (1995); State v. Gundlah ex rel. Smallheer, 160 Vt. 193, 624 A.2d 368 (1993); Downs v. Downs, 159 Vt. 467, 621 A.2d 229 (1993); David L. Threlkeld & Co. v. Metallgesellschaft Ltd. (London), 923 F.2d 245 (2d Cir. 1991); State v. Schaefer, 157 Vt. 339, 599 A.2d 337 (1991); Mobbs v. Cent. Vermont Pub. Ry., 155 Vt. 210, 583 A.2d 566 (1990); U.S. v. Starr, 816 F.2d 94 (2d Cir.1987); Schaafsma v. Morin Vermont Corp., 802 F.2d 629 (2d Cir. 1986)

Personal Interests
Mr. Hemley is an avid golfer and he enjoys traveling. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife and three children.