Boston University School of Law
Juris Doctor Degree
Hanover, NH 03755
AB Degree- Religious Philosophy
Mount Saint Joseph Academy
Rutland, VT 05701
High School Diploma
Distinction - State and Local Government from Boston University School of Law
Graduated with Distinction in Religious Philosophy from Dartmouth College
Graduated Salutatorian from Mount Saint Joseph Academy
Vermont Supreme and State Courts - October, 1975
Federal District Court for the State of Vermont - April, 1976
Associate - Parisi & Broderick, Castleton, Vermont - 1975-1980
Partner - Parisi & Broderick, Castleton, Vermont - 1980-1990
Sole Practitioner - Castleton, Vermont - 1990-Present
Adjunct Professor of Law - Castleton State College, Castleton, VT 1986-Present
John is the sole practitioner in a general practice with emphasis on family law, civil
estate, zoning/municipal and estate law.
Referring all bankruptcy, tax,
and social security cases.
John has been an adjunct Business Law Professor at Castleton State College for the last
Classes have an emphasis on contracts, remedies, the Uniform Commercial
Code, and real estate.
John has been certified as an Acting Magistrate for Family Court.
He has acted as mediator in the Windham Superior Court Program at the time when the
Honorable Richard Norton presided, as well as for Rutland Small Claims Court.
PROFESSIONAL, CIVIL AND PUBLIC SERVICE
John has served on the Rutland County Bar Association, Family Court Committee and
Real Property Committee, as well as on the VBA Municipal Law Committee. Also, in the
early 80's he chaired the Rutland County Bar Committee that challenged Kissell Corp., a
mortgage servicer for all the old Rutland Savings Bank mortgages. This company had
been the cause of several failed closings, and after the drafting of a class action suit, the
company negotiated acceptable terms for obtaining discharge information and issuing
discharges. He formally served as a Director of the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank.
He served the town of Castleton as an Auditor, as Chairman and as a member of the
Recreational Committee, and presently as Town Agent and Town Moderator. He has
served as the President of the Castleton Cemetery Association since 1985.
John has been a member of the Vermont Bar Association and Rutland County Bar
Association since 1975 and has been a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association
and Vermont Trial Lawyers Association since 1981.
He has been awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship, the highest award given by the Lions
Club International Foundation. He was presented with a service award for his 15 years of
volunteer service as the golf coach at Fair Haven Union High School. Also was presented
an award for his "many years of service" by the Castleton Cemetery Association. John
received an Outstanding Service Award from Vermont District 45 Lions in 1980 and
1995. He was the Castleton lions Club "Lion of the Year" in 1984, 1988, and 1992.
John has served a three-year term on the Dartmouth College Alumni Council and has
served his class (1972) from Dartmouth since 1972 on the Executive Committee, as Class
Secretary from 1972-1977, and was named Class Secretary of the year in 1976. He was a
Class Reunion Chairman for their 15th Reunion in 1986, and again for their 25th Reunion in
1997. He has belonged to the Castleton lions Club since 1975 and has held the offices of
Director, Secretary, Vice President and President.