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Devoted to Helping You Move Forward Experienced Trial Attorneys Championing the Rights of Injured Victims in Vermont and New Hampshire Since 1980.

Vermont Personal Injury Attorneys

Representing Injured Victims in Vermont & New Hampshire


At Shillen Mackall & Seldon Law Office, we completely understand that the majority of our clients struggle through incredibly difficult times. Many are overwhelmed with chronic pain, discomfort, and emotional anxiety. These traumatic experiences can be compounded by lost wages, financial ruin, and, in the worst cases, the devastating loss of a loved one. We are committed to helping the victims and families who are experiencing deep-seated pain, agony, and turmoil.

Thousands of Clients Served Since 1980

Read What They Are Saying About Us
  • Dennis is an excellent lawyer and a very genuine person.

    “I am very happy with Dennis!! I used him in 1986 and recently. Both reasons were different. He did a nice job both times. Dennis is an excellent lawyer and a very genuine person. He really listens to ...”

    - Jane S.
  • Mr. Mackall was very professional and guided me through the process of a personal injury lawsuit.

    “I don't have any suggestions on how you can improve - I was very happy with my case as it was handled. Mr. Mackall was very professional and guided me through the process of a personal injury lawsuit. ...”

    - Ritva Burton
  • The end result was better than imagined and I can't thank Mr. Shillen and his team enough!

    “I knew I called the right attorney within the first few minutes. Mr. Shillen was able to explain the process in a way that gave me confidence, support and respected my feelings. After my initial ...”

    - Jeremy B.
  • Jim Made Me Feel Like I Wasn't Powerless.

    “I was very happy with how my accident case was handled. Jim and the staff made me feel like I wasn't powerless in this whole process, you treated me with concern and respect, and the final outcome was ...”

    - Nancy R.
  • I am very pleased with how this case settled. Your excellent work has made it all possible.

    “One more time -THANK YOU!”

    - Sheila C.

Above All, We Hate To Lose

  • $2,000,000 Workers' Compensation/Automobile Accident
  • $1,500,000 Boating Accident
  • $1,300,000 Workers' Compensation
  • $565,000 Workers' Compensation

Demanding Change And Championing Justice - One Case at a Time

Many injury-producing events that could have been avoided by using preventative actions, precautions, or adequate due care occur because of negligence, human error, misconduct, or irresponsibility. In some cases, these events are caused by gross negligence, greed, recklessness, or complete corporate oversight. Many clients experience fear and frustration, and are left reeling with confusion about how to deal with their situation. We can help.

In 2017 the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) identified accidents as the 3rd leading cause of death for Vermont residents. Vermont was also ranked 18th nationwide as one of the top states with fatal accidents. Our Vermont and New Hampshire personal injury lawyers do everything possible to make sure all liable parties are held financially and legally responsible for the injuries, distress, grief, and damages you have suffered. Through our experienced representation, we aim to allow you to begin living life whole again with enhanced dignity. At Shillen Mackall & Seldon Law Office we believe that taking legal action is not just about pursuing an action in court---It is about holding steadfast to our commitment as watchdogs of the law and society in general. Every case we win helps make the community and, by extension, the public at large a better and safer place for all.
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“My firm advances our client’s rights as a crusader would pursue a noble cause. Simply stated, we are motivated by helping our fellow man and by the fact that we hate to lose!” - Dennis O. Shillen

Our Dedicated Team

Put More Than 75 Years of Combined Experience in Your Corner
  • Dennis O. Shillen Photo
    Dennis O. Shillen
    Dennis O. Shillen has advanced the rights of thousands of injured victims since founding Shillen Mackall & Seldon Law Office in 1991. Mr. Shillen advocates for maximum compensation for his clients and aims to deliver optimal results.
  • D. James  Mackall Photo
    D. James Mackall
    D. James Mackall is committed to providing important legal services to all of our clients and to the community at large. He has the in-depth knowledge and experience needed to fight for our clients’ best interests.
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    Nicholas J. Seldon
    Nicholas J. Seldon was born in Santa Monica, California. After attending California State University Channel Islands, he received his Juris Doctorate degree from Vermont Law School with an emphasis in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Environmental Law and Policy in 2013.
  • Jack T. Spicer Photo
    Jack T. Spicer
    Jack Spicer earned his undergraduate degree from Ohio University and graduated from Vermont Law School with a J.D. and Master’s in Environmental Law and Policy.
  • Shillen & Mackall’s Legal Assistants   Photo
    Shillen & Mackall’s Legal Assistants
    Lisa, Tina, Kim, Lura, and Beatrice have over 60 years of combined experience in assisting personal injury clients with their claims.

Exclusively Devoted to Personal Injury

Representing the Downtrodden Victims of Negligence

Right from the outset of a case, we spare no expense and leave no stone unturned. We conduct meaningful, thorough, and meticulous investigations to retain any evidence that can be used favorably in your case. We obtain competent and highly recognized experts to assist in supporting your claims. Throughout every stage of development, we offer dignified legal counsel when you truly need it most.

We pride ourselves on being a law firm for the people. We do not represent companies or entities. Instead, we help people by offering sincerely compassionate legal counsel. We take time to provide clients with understanding, empathy, and support. We work diligently on their behalf so they can move forward quickly and affordably.

The Vermont Statute of Limitations:

The state of Vermont allows injury victims up to 3 years after the date of their accident to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. If the injured party fails to file a lawsuit within that time period, their case will most likely be denied. In light of this time limit, it's important to secure to help of a professional personal injury attorney as quickly as possible following your accident.

  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • AV Preeminent
  • Vermont Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • The National Trial Lawyers

What Sets Us Apart?

  • A Legacy of Successful Cases and Happy Clients Since 1980
  • Free Initial Consultations and a Contingency Fee Basis
  • Exclusive Knowledge and Focus on Personal Injury Law
  • Over 75 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • Representation Tailored to Your Specific Needs and Circumstances
  • 24/7 Availability and Fast, Attentive Service

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