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Lori Jensen

Executive Director
90 Beech Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452






2024 officers


Jordana Levine


Past President:

Chris Davis





Kasey Emmons


Mary Kay Lanthier


Public Defender Rep:



At-Large Directors:


(3-year terms expiring 2025)

Devin McLaughlin

Dan McManus


(3-year terms expiring 2026)

David Silver

Frank Twarog


(3-year terms expiring 2027)

Gary Apfel

Josh O'Hara






The Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers



The Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is a group comprised of attorneys admitted to practice law in Vermont who are actively engaged in the defense of criminal cases.

Looking for an attorney?


Click here for a list of VTACDL members by county who offer criminal defense representation.

Our mission:

  • To promote study and research in the field of criminal defense law and the related arts.
  • To disseminate and advance by lecture, seminars, and publications the knowledge of the law relating to the criminal defense practice.
  • To promote the proper administration of criminal justice.
  • To foster, maintain and encourage the integrity, independence and expertise of the defense lawyer in criminal cases.
  • To foster periodic meetings of defense lawyers and to provide a forum for the exchange of information regarding the administration of criminal justice.
  • To protect individual rights and improve the criminal law, its practices and procedures.


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