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Biggam Fox Skinner, LLP

Years In Practice


Phone Number (802) 229-5146

I have been practicing law in Vermont since 1979 and am a founding partner of the firm. I take great satisfaction in fighting for injured workers or accident victims who are being treated unfairly by insurance companies.

Before starting my legal career, I worked in many different job settings. I was a schoolteacher, hospital aide, factory worker, construction laborer, and farm hand. I understand the difficulties that face workers in these different job sites, and the problems that arise when you are injured.

First and foremost, I want to understand the needs of my client. That requires careful listening to them as they relate their story and what brought them to me. After that, I consider their situation and offer them legal advice based on my experience and my understanding of the law. My role is to be a good counselor to them and to explain what remedies are legally available to them. Next, I become an advocate for them, and I fight for them to get what they are entitled to receive.

One important legal issue I helped clarify was the right to vocational rehabilitation for injured workers. When my client was denied any meaningful vocational rehabilitation to return her to work, through a limited and unfair interpretation of the law by the Department of Labor, I took her case to the Vermont Supreme Court.

I value education and family safety, and over the years I have advocated for improvements in our workers’ compensation system and personal injury laws. I am past president of the Vermont Association for Justice, and have worked closely with the Vermont legislature to make these improvements.

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
How is this lawyer compensated?
Contingency Fees
This lawyer is compensated by clients, often based on a contingency fee.
Bar Admissions
Admitted in 1979
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Patrick L. Biggam
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants, Montpelier (2020)
Organizations & Affiliations
Vermont Association for Justice
Member, Past President
Vermont Bar Association
Washiington County Bar Association
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
Work Experience
Biggam Fox Skinner, LLP
1979 - Current
Vermont Law School, J.D.
Graduated 1979
Georgetown University, BA
Graduated 1969
Contact Details and Office Locations
112 Lake Street, Suite 130
Burlington, Vermont 05401
535 Stone Cutters Way, Suite 204
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
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