107 Eastern Avenue, Suite A, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 393, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819


I was born in Wynantskill, New York. I was motivated to become an attorney via my father’s career, who worked his way up to Chief Motion’s Clerk at the New York State Court of Appeals.
Corby Gary

My Experience

I have more than 20 years of experience practicing law. Preparation, communication, and research are the most important tools to successfully represent a client. I focus on each client’s case, no matter what the charge. I believe the legal profession and system are services based industries, where the attorneys are employed to provide information, guidance and advocacy to those they represent. Every problem has a resolution. I can help.

Focusing primarily in litigation, I have practiced in the following areas: defense of criminal cases, including DUI, Civil License Suspensions, felony and misdemeanor assaults, felony sexual assaults, arson, embezzlement, and theft; as well as personal injury law, including automobile crashes, negligence, premises liability, slip and falls, and intentional torts. I also handle insurance disputes, contract and real estate disputes, restraining orders, relief from abuse cases and divorce and child custody matters.
I have worked for Courts and law firms in Nebraska, Iowa, New York and Vermont. The last 15 years here in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.


  • Hudson Valley Community College, Troy NY, Associate of Arts, Summa Cum Laude - Liberal Arts
  • State University of New York at Albany, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude - Economics
  • Creighton University, Omaha, NE, Juris Doctorate, with Honors

Admitted to Practice

  • All Vermont State Courts
  • Federal Court in Vermont
Appearances before the criminal, civil and family Courts of Vermont in Caledonia, Orleans, Essex, Washington, Lamoille, Franklin, Orange, Windsor, Rutland, Chittenden, and Bennington counties, as well as the Vermont Supreme Court.

Affiliations (Past - Present)

  • Law Clerk for the Nebraska District Court in 1993
  • Law Clerk for the Nebraska Supreme Court in 1994
  • American Bar Association
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Vermont Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President of the Caledonia Country Bar Association (2003-2005)
  • Former Member of the Board of the Young Lawyers Section of the Vermont Bar Association
  • Former Lecturer at Vermont Law Day
  • Former Lecturer at Paralegal Training

More About Corby A. Gary

My wife and I moved to Rutland, Vermont in 1995, where both of my sons were born. My family now resides in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Having been raised in small town communities, my wife and I moved to St. Johnsbury, Vermont, 13 years ago in order to raise our children in a neighborly community, with its general stores, main street activities, small school setting, and outdoor adventures. I have coached both youth baseball and basketball for many years. Within the past few years we have participated in the youth track program. A few years ago I started a noon time Chess Club at the St. Johnsbury School, and have attended most of the school field trips with my two sons.

I really believe that practicing law is a service based occupation, where I help address and resolve criminal and civil problems encountered by my clients. I understand that there are individual people behind each particular problem who may have certain levels of anxiety and concern over the conflict that these issues present. Through preparation, critical thinking, aggressive lawyering, communication, and navigation through the system, I take the burden off my clients and help achieve their goals and resolve their conflicts.

From an early age I have loved the law. My father worked in the highest court in New York State for 30 years. He would sneak me and my siblings into the courtroom after fireworks in downtown Albany on July 4th, and regale us with tales of the “majesty of law”. I am grateful for the opportunities my former law partners have afforded me, but I am excited my life’s journey has reached the point where I can go on my own and practice directly for my clients. I thank my loving wife Laura for all her support, and the wonderful perspective my boys Cam and Zach provide me each and every day.

Thank you for considering this office for possible representation. Please telephone me so we may discuss how I may help you with your legal needs.
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