Amy Escott, Esq.
I enjoy helping people. The best part of my job is seeing the relief folks experience when their estate planning documents are finally in order, the emotion and happiness that comes from knowing the bond between parent and child is legally recognized, the excitement of owning a new home, and the gratitude expressed after helping a client though a difficult situation. These are the things my practice is about.
Originally a woodworker and small business owner, I enrolled in Vermont's 4-Year Law Office Study Program to pursue a longstanding interest in law. I spent four years clerking with the Honorable Judge Thomas G. Walsh, where I was immersed in land use and estate planning matters. Following my clerkship, I enjoyed two years at the Vermont Land Trust where I honed my real estate skills and gained extensive experience with conservation easements. After admission to the Vermont Bar, I worked as an associate attorney at the law firm of Monaghan Safar Ducham PLLC, expanding my practice to include LGBTQ+ issues, business, and family law. During this time I worked with the Pride Center of Vermont to start the first LGBTQ-focused legal clinic in the state.
Working as an attorney, it became apparent what a difference a good lawyer can make in people's lives, and also, how difficult it can be for folks to access legal services. I decided to take a leap and launch a solo practice to broaden the reach of my services. The goal is to keep vital legal services as accessible and affordable as possible.
When I am not lawyering, I am outside, playing ice hockey, snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, or visiting my excellent nieces. I live in Hinesburg with my wife, Tamara, and our very fluffy cat, Izzy.