Gerry opened his law office in 1991 after practicing law many years in Vermont’s public and private sectors. Building on his prior commercial, corporate and regulatory practices, Gerry began focusing on zoning, Act 250 and Public Service Board practice. Paul Gillies joined Gerry in 1993 to expand their practices in the area of municipal and environmental law.
Gerry was Commissioner of the Department of Public Service from 1985-1988. During the mid-1980’s Gerry was Chairman of the Vermont State Nuclear Advisory Panel. Previously, Gerry served as Special Counsel to the Public Service Board. He also served as General Counsel and Public Advocate for the Department of Public Service.
Gerry provides counsel to individuals, farms, businesses and utilities to finance, site, permit and develop energy sites. Gerry has counseled clients on energy efficiency programs, advanced distribution systems, farm methane generation projects, and clean energy technology. His practice includes telecommunications law before the Public Service Board. He has participated in numerous Section 248 proceedings before the Public Service Board.
Gerry’s practice includes trials and appeals, business and corporate law, health care, municipal, probate, historic preservation and land conservation law, solid waste and compost law, and zoning and land use law.
Marshall Wythe School of Law
College of William and Mary
J.D. Degree 1971
B.A. Degree 1968
Political Science Major
U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont (1983)
Second Circuit Court of Appeals (1997)
U.S. Supreme Court (2000)
Memberships and Affiliations
Gerry has served on a number of municipal, state and private boards and commissions over his career, including vice chairman of the Certificate of Need Board (Hospital and Medical Expenditures); Member of Board of Directors of the Vermont Land Trust; Member of the Board of Vermont Life Magazine; and Member of the Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Clean Energy Group. He is Chairman of the Environmental Section of the Vermont Bar Association (2009-present).
Gerry has a strong interest in historic preservation, clean energy technology and the natural environment. Gerry loves the outdoors and enjoys exploring Vermont and New England with his daughter Grace and her dog Brownie. His son Mike and his wife Yoko moved back to Montpelier in 2009. Mike and Yoko and their two beautiful daughters, Lia and Nami, work and play in Montpelier.