Crocker Bennett retired from Paul Frank + Collins and the practice of law as of December 31, 2016 following nearly 40 years of service to PF+C and its clients. Crocker was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Vermont. After a brief stint as an on camera reporter for WCAX-TV and a year of film school in Los Angeles, he graduated from Franklin Pierce Law School, now the University of New Hampshire School of Law, in Concord, New Hampshire. He began work at Paul Frank + Collins in 1978 as a law clerk and became an associate in 1979 following a clerkship in the Vermont Superior Court.
During his impressive and successful career, Crocker tried numerous personal injury and product liability cases to verdict in most state and federal Vermont trial courts. Over the past three decades, his practice focused on representing hospitals, physician practice groups, and individual health care providers in medical malpractice cases, including the University of Vermont Medical Center. Crocker also represented licensed professionals before state licensing boards.
Crocker was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1999, which is a signal honor. He served as the firm President from June, 2010 to June, 2014. Crocker mentored and trained many excellent attorneys over the course of his career. He leaves the firm with a well-established and capable group of litigators to carry on his tradition of high quality work and excellence in the law, including David Pocius, Andrew Beerworth, and Kristina Brines to name a few. Crocker’s many colleagues, friends, and clients wish him the very best of health and happiness in his retirement.