The Civil Litigation Division represents the State of Vermont and its agencies, officers and employees who are named in civil lawsuits brought in state and federal courts, including personal injury, wrongful death, employment, and civil rights actions. It also defends legislative acts, administrative rules, and state policies that are challenged on constitutional or other grounds. In addition, the Division may bring affirmative claims on behalf of the State, for example, to recover money claims for the State or to enforce Vermont’s laws such as the campaign finance laws. The Division also litigates civil appeals before appellate tribunals such as the Vermont Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
The Division is presently staffed by ten attorneys, two paralegals, one docketing clerk/paralegal, and one administrative assistant.