Rodney E. McPhee

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Mr. McPhee joined the firm in 1990 and is now a shareholder and director of the firm. He is also the chair of the firm's Litigation Practice Group.  He represents numerous businesses, including insurance companies, banks, condominium associations, and small businesses, as well as individuals.  He concentrates primarily on complex civil litigation and regularly lectures and conducts seminars on trial topics.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Rutland County Bar Association
  • Vermont Bar Association


  • Born Rutland, Vermont, November 17, 1964
  • Admitted to bar, 1991, Vermont and U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
  • Development Notes Editor, Vermont Law Review, 1990
  • Member: Rutland County and Vermont Bar Associations
  • Education: Castleton State College (B.A. with great distinction, 1987)
  • Vermont Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1990)


Mr. McPhee was born and raised in Rutland, Vermont, where he lives with
his wife Nicole and their two children. He earned his B.A. degree, with great distinction, from
Castleton State College in 1987. He was the first graduate to complete
the Honors Program in History while at Castleton State College.

He received his J.D. Degree from Vermont Law School in 1990 and
graduated cum laude. While attending law school, Mr. McPhee served as a
member and development notes editor for the Vermont Law Review.

Reported Cases:

Wilcox v. Village of Manchester Zoning Board of Adjustment, 159 Vt. 193, 616 A.2d 1137 (1992)

In re Hignite, 176 Vt. 562, 844 A.2d 735 (2003)

Concord General Mutual Insurance Co. v. Delong, 2004 WL 5581 62a (2004)

Madkour v. Zoltak, 181 Vt. 347, 924 A.2d 11 (2007)

R&G Properties, Inc. v. Column Financial, Inc., 184 Vt. 494, 968 A.2d 286 (2008)

Town of Castleton v. Parento, 186 Vt. 616, 988 A.2d 158 (2009)

Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, N.A., v. Rouleau, 191 Vt. 302, 46 A.2d 905 (2012)

In re Hale Mountain, 197 Vt. 217, 103 A.2d 890 (2014)

Chase v. Taft Hill Tree Farm, Supreme Court Docket 2014-092