Member Profile: James W. Spink

James W. Spink
Sheehey Furlong & Behm PC
30 Main Street
Gateway Square
Burlington, VT 05401
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Tel: (802) 864-9891
Fax: (802) 864-6815

James W. Spink regularly travels out of state to New Hampshire

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; ADR Training/CME


Calendar Last Updated: 20 Jul 17

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James W. Spink has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Banking & Finance
Civil Rights
Community Associations
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Cross Cultural
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Libel & Slander
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Trusts / Estates
Wrongful Death



James W. Spink is an "AV" rated trial attorney and litigation specialist based in Burlington, Vermont. He has tried to verdict well over 125 cases over the last 35 years including civil matters of all types.

Mr. Spink is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (FACTL) and a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. He has, for years, devoted more than half of his professional time to mediating and arbitrating civil disputes of all types although he remains an active trial lawyer as well. He conducts ADR sessions in civil matters on a daily basis. 

He has arbitrated many cases over the years often as a member of a panel but, on occasion, as a sole arbitrator as well. He has completed over 2200 mediations and arbitrations.  He is one of the most active evaluators in the ENE program of the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont.  The demand for his services as an ADR specialist now requires that he devote the vast majority of his professional time to arbitrations and mediations.  He recently completed an intensive two day training in New York City in commercial arbitrations for the AAA. 


  • Middlebury College (Vermont) 1976 B.A. (High Honors in Religion)
  • Albany Law School, J.D., 1980
  • Vermont Law School (special student status) 1980

Memberships & Affiliations

  • VTAJ
  • Fellow, ACTL
  • Fellow, ACCTM
  • Defense Research Institute
  • ABA, VBA
  • Chambers USA
  • Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" 2011 (Burlington, VT)


2-3 party cases: $600 per party per half day (4 hours) plus $325/hour after that shared equally by the parties, portal to portal; 4 or more parties: $500 per party per half day (4 hours) plus $325/hour after that shared equally by the parties.
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