Michael F. Hanley

Michael F. Hanley: Attorney with Plante & Hanley, P.C.
  • Principal at Plante & Hanley, P.C. (3 Attorneys)
  • 82 Fogg Farm Road, P.O. Box 708, White River Junction, VT 05001-0708
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Mr. Hanley focuses on medical malpractice, products liability, personal injury, employment and commercial litigation in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Mr. Hanley is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers and New England Superlawyers. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Vermont Bar Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association, and the American, Vermont and New Hampshire Associations for Justice.

He maintains an active mediation practice in every kind of case including, but not limited to, personal injury, professional liability, civil rights and divorce matters. He is one of the few lawyers practicing in northern New England who has represented both patients and doctors in medical malpractice matters, clients and lawyers in legal malpractice litigation, consumers and manufacturers in products liability matters, customers and borrowers in banking disputes and individuals and institutions in civil rights litigation.

He is a member of the Vermont Professional Responsibility Board.

Fellow: American Board of Trial Advocates

American Board of Trial Advocates.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
603-276-3099  Phone
(802) 295-3151 Ext. 102  Phone
802-295-5281  Fax
University Attended:
St. Lawrence University, B.A., History, 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1976
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Vermont; U. S. District Court, District of New Hampshire; 2004, New Hampshire; 2012, Maine; 1976, Vermont; 2009, U. S. Supreme Court
Windsor County Bar Association, Vermont Bar Association, The American Association for Justice, Vermont Association for Justice, New Hampshire Bar Association, New Hampshire Association for Justice
Birth Information:
Fairfax, South Carolina, August 23, 1950
Reported Cases:
Co-operative Ins. Cos. v. Woodward, 2012 VT 22; Pharmacists Mut. Ins. Co. v. Myer, Cooper and MMG Ins. Co., 2010 VT 10, 187 Vt. 323, 993 A.2d 413; Parker v. Malletts Bay Boat Club, Inc., 2010 AMC 2518 (D. Vt. 2010); Robinson v. Springfield Hosp., File No. 1:09-CV-75, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10160 (D. Vt. February 5, 2010); Fine Paints of Eur., Inc. v. Acadia Ins. Co., Case No. 2:08-cv-81, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24188 (D. Vt. March 24, 2009); Nichols v. Brattleboro Retreat, 2009 VT 4, 185 Vt. 313, 970 A.2d 1249; Okemo Mountain, Inc. v. Sikorski, 303 Fed. Appx. 938, 72 Fed. R. Serv. 3d (Callaghan) 539 (2008), cert. denied, 130 S. Ct. 145; 175 L. Ed. 2d 235; 78 U.S.L.W. 3181; Salatino v. Chase, 2007 VT 81, 182 Vt. 267, 939 A.2d 482; Carford v. Gamble, File No. 2:03-CV-342, 2004. U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30461 (D. Vt. December 27, 2004); Blanchard v. Eli Lilly & Co., 207 F. Supp. 2d 308 (D. Vt. 2002); Webber, Reis, Holler & Urso, LLP v. Miller, Faignant & Behrens, 175 Vt. 592, 834 A.2d 6 (2003); Honadle v. University of Vermont, 115 F. Supp. 2d 468 (D. Vt. 2000); Ulm v. Ford, 150 Vt. 281(2000); Earle v. State of Vermont, 170 Vt. 183 (1999); Thompson v. Dewey's South Royalton, 169 Vt. 274 (1999); Waters v. Concord Group, Ins., Vt., 169 Vt. 534 (1999); Webb v. Navistar Intn'l. Transp. Corp., 166 Vt. 119 (1997) (amicus); Columb v. Columb, 161 Vt. 103 (1993); Barnhart-Graham Auto, Inc. v. Green Mountain Bank, 786 F.Supp. 394 (1992); Quechee Lakes Rental Corp. v. Boggess, 158 Vt. 114 (1991); Crump v. P & C Food Markets, Inc., 154 Vt. 284 (1990); Brennen v. The Mogul Corp., 151 Vt. 91 (1988); Sutfin v. Southworth, 149 Vt. 67 (1987); Spaulding v. Cahill, 147 Vt. 273 (1986); Benoir v. Ethan Allen, Inc., 147 Vt. 268 (1986); Russo v. Griffin, 147 Vt. 20 (1986); Vermont National Bank v. Dowrick, 144 Vt. 504 (1984); State v. Carter, 142 Vt. 588 (1983); Martin v. Town of Springfield, 141 Vt. 554 (1982); Thorburn v. Town of Norwich, 141 Vt. 242 (1982); Burroughs v. West Windsor Bd. of Sch. Dir., 141 Vt. 234 (1982); Brower v. Holmes Transp. Inc., 140 Vt. 114 (1981); McLaughry v. Town of Norwich, 140 Vt. 49 (1981); Macey v. James, M.D., 139 Vt. 270 (1981); Burroughs v. West Windsor Bd. of Sch. Dir., 138 Vt. 575 (1980); Beresford v. C.W. Gray & Sons, Inc., 138 Vt. 308 (1980); Kilfasset Farms v. State Highway Board, 135 Vt. 363 (1977).
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