David M. Pocius Director
Employment + Labor, Litigation, Property + Development
As a Director at Paul Frank + Collins Mr. Pocius’s practice focuses primarily on Commercial Litigation and Medical Malpractice Defense. He is also a member of the Property and Development and Employment and Labor Law teams. Mr. Pocius received his J.D. from Vermont Law School and his B.S. degree in Biology from Emory University.
Prior to joining Paul Frank + Collins, Mr. Pocius was a Judicial Law Clerk with the State of Vermont Trial Courts, a clerk with the Office of the Vermont Attorney General, and an intern for both Earthjustice in Seattle, Washington and the Vermont Supreme Court.
Attorney Pocius is an experienced litigator with trial experience stretching from state and federal courts in Vermont and New York to Colorado and the Northern District of Illinois. He is admitted to practice in the States of New York, Vermont, and Connecticut; the federal courts of Vermont, Northern District of New York, Southern District of New York, and Connecticut; the Second Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Pocius is also active in the community and presently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Navicate, as well as a member of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival Advisory Board.
Education: Emory University, B.S., Biology, 1997; Vermont Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2003; Staff Editor, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
Bar Admissions: State of Vermont, 2004; State of New York, 2004; U.S. District Court, District of Vermont, 2005; U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2005; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2008; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2009; U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2010; U.S. Supreme Court, 2013; State of Connecticut, 2014
Professional Organizations: American Bar Association; Chittenden County Bar Association, New York Bar Association; Vermont Bar Association; VT State Representative, Defense Research Institute.
Professional Honors: Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rating; Super Lawyers, New England Rising Star, 2013
Community Involvement: Burlington Discover Jazz Festival Advisory Board, 2008 - Present; Navicate, Inc., Board of Directors, 2008 - Present
Hobbies and Interests: Music, skiing, mountain biking, travel
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