Robert E. Manchester

Personal Injury, Mediation
One Lawson Lane, P.O. Box 1459
Burlington, Vermont 054021459

Personal Injury


1969, Colorado; 1970, Vermont and U.S. District Court, District of Vermont; 1973, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit; 1974, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Cir

Law School

University of Colorado, J.D., 1969

Law School Graduation Year



Brown University, A.B., 1966


Vermont (Chairman: Committee on Jury Panel Instructions, 1972-1975; Tort Law Section, 1976-1979; Vice-Chairman, Consumer Law Section, 1975-1976) and American (Member, Litigation Section) Bar Associations; Vermont Trial Lawyers Association (CLE Programs Chair, 1987-1989; Member, Board of Governors, 1991-1999); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (State Committeeman, 1976-1978; 1988-1993; Amicus Committee, 1993-1996, Co-Chair, 1994-1996; Member: Board of 6overnors, 1978-1985; Products Liability and Medical Malpractice Exchange Committee, 1983-1985; Key Man Committee (renamed, Political Outreach Steering Committee), 1985-1988; Public Affairs Committee, 1987-1989); Pre-Trial and Discovery Abuse Commission Subcommittee, 1988-1989; Co-Chair, Computer Use Committee, 1988-1993); The Roscoe Pound - American Trial Lawyers Foundation.


Co-editor: Bad Faith Law Update, Mathew Bender, 1986-1989. Author: Consequential and Punitive Damages Arising out of Breach of Insurance Contract, Vermont Bar Journal, April, 1979. Contributor and Author: Long Term Effects of IUDS - Problems of Proof, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) 1983 Annual Convention Reference Materials; Third Party Bad Faith Actions, TRIAL, August, 1984; Successful Computer Applications, TRIAL, January, 1989; Getting the Most from Your Personal Computer Word Processing System, TRIAL, January, 1990; Law Office Organization in the Computer Age, TRIAL, 1991. The ATLA Press Series: Wrongful Death Litigation review of wrongful death and survival statutes and related problems of proof; Punitive Damages and Injunctive Relief for Failure to Recall a Defective Product, ATLA 1984 Boston, MA seminar; 1994 CD-ROM Update for Trial Lawyers, ATLA 1994 Chicago, IL Seminar. Vermont Bar Association: Remedies for Breach of Insurance Contract; A 1987 Update; Consequential and Punitive Damages Arising out of Willful Breach of Insurance Contract, 1987; Determining and Proving Damages, 1987; Modern Settlement Techniques, 1994; Processing Medical Malpractice Cases in Vermont, a 1994 Overview, 1994; Current Discovery Practices Under Federal Rules, 1995. Vermont Trial Lawyers Association: Presentation of Economic Loss in Personal Injury Action; Techniques for the Trial Lawyer and Trial Demonstration, 1988; The Social and Economic Consequences Produced by the Delayed Recall of the Dalkon Shield, Product Liability Law Review, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 1988; Vermont Bar Association and Vermont Law School: Federal Practice in Vermont; Ten Under-Utilized Discovery Techniques, 1989; National Business Institute: Trial Advocacy in Vermont; Techniques for Successful Direct and Cross Examination in Civil Cases, 1989. Plaintiffs' Trial Counsel, In re Dalkon Shield Personal Injury Litigation, MDL-211, 1980-1985. Co-Chair, Dalkon Shield Claimants' Committee, In re A.H. Robins