Michael J. Gannon

Top rated personal injury attorney in Essex Junction, Vermont

Affolter Gannon
Michael J. Gannon
Affolter Gannon

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice, Workers' compensation; view more

Licensed in Vermont since: 1985

Education: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016, 2020 - 2022
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Affolter Gannon

15 Brickyard Rd
Essex Junction, VT 05452 Visit website


Attorney Michael J. Gannon is a partner with Affolter Gannon, Attorneys at Law, in Essex Junction, Vermont. Serving the rights and entitlements of a diverse range of clients throughout Chittenden County and all of the surrounding areas, Mr. Gannon devotes his practice to helping those dealing with complex legal challenges involving any of the following:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Personal injury
  • General civil litigation
  • Workers compensation claims

A 1978 graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton, Mr. Gannon attended the School of Law at Indiana University, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1983. After completing clerkships at several federal courts in Indiana, Mr. Gannon returned to his native Vermont and worked as an insurance defense attorney early in his career.

Through this experience, he gained invaluable insight into the industry and the tactics insurance companies use to reduce or deny claims. Armed with this knowledge, he is able to better prepare his cases to improve the likelihood that he will recover the full amount of compensation for his plaintiff clients.

A veteran of more than 100 jury trials, and having helped secure millions of dollars in settlements and awards throughout his career, Mr. Gannon has received national recognition as one of the leading trial advocates in the country. Along with having Superb ratings on Avvo, he also holds the highest AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and Vermont Business Magazine voted him among the top lawyers in the state.

Along with practicing before all of Vermont's state courts, Mr. Gannon is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 7th Circuits as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.

A leader in his field, he is a member of several professional legal organizations, including the Vermont and American Bar Associations, the American Association of Justice, the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. He also conducts lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of topics related to personal injury and insurance law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Workers' compensation: claimant, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Insurance coverage

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Informed consent, Insurance

  • 40% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 20% Workers' compensation: claimant
  • 10% Civil litigation: plaintiff
  • 10% Insurance coverage

First Admitted: 1983, Indiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.vermontlawyers.net/meet-the-team/michael-j-ganno...

Educational Background:
  • State University of New York at Binghamton (Harpur College), B.A., 1978
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1988
  • Charter Member, Vermont Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Member, American Association of Justice
  • Member, Vermont Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court, 1990
  • Vermont Bar, 1985
  • Indiana Bar, 1983
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1983

Office location for Michael J. Gannon

15 Brickyard Rd
Essex Junction, VT 05452

Phone: 802-992-9706


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016, 2020 - 2022

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