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    David A. Otterman, Esq.


David Otterman has been practicing law in Vermont for over 35 years, during which time he has conducted over 100 trials and hearings at every level of review in Vermont.  Ten of these cases were argued before the Vermont Supreme Court and 13 were complete jury trials. 


David is currently listed in the publication “Best Lawyers in America” under the Trusts and Estates heading and he has been given a Martindale-Hubbell Rating of “A.”  He has been a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Council since 1994 and has served as ACTEC's Vermont state chair.  He has served on an "as needed" basis as Special Council to the Judicial Conduct Board.  David has been selected as a "New England Super Lawyer".


David is a graduate of Norwich University (B.A. 1974).  Upon graduation from Norwich, he joined the United States Marine Corps, during which time he served as an Aviation Supply Officer.  He attained the rank of Captain (Active Duty: 1974-78).  Following his time in the Marine Corps, David attended Vermont Law School   (J.D. 1981).


Over the years, David has coached both hockey and basketball teams in Central Vermont.  Lately, he has been playing the bass guitar in two different church worship bands.  He is married to the former Karen Inkel, of Barre Vermont and together they have two children and six grandchildren.




David's Reported Cases Include:


Wolinsky v. Bradford National Bank, 34 B.R. 702 (D.Vt. 1983);


Big G Corp. v. Henry, 536 A.2d 703 (Vt. 1987);


In Re Estate of Gilbert Johnson, 613 A.2d 703 (Vt. 1992);


Estate of Girard v. Laird, 621 A.2d 1265 (Vt. 1993);


 In Re Bryan, 674 A.2d 793 (Vt. 1996);


In Re Kroger, 702 A.2d 64 (Vt. 1997);


Braun v. Board of Dental Examiners, 702 A.2d 124 (Vt. 1997);


Lake Morey Inn v. Town of Fairlee, 704 A.2d 785 (Vt. 1997);


Schall v. Gilbert, 741 A.2d 286 (Vt. 2000).



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