Our clients benefit from the traditional advantages of a small law office: personal service, responsiveness, and individualized attention from experienced attorneys. From our first contact we are on your side and committed to yielding the best results possible.

We provide uncompromising and aggressive representation in personal injury cases so that our clients receive full compensation for their injuries. Whether large or small, each claim is given the highest quality representation.

McCarty Law Offices, P.C. was originally founded by William McCarty, who was a successor to McCarty & Rifkin, which had been in existence from 1971. Starting with the local, sole practice, the firm now serves the entire state of Vermont and specializes in litigation of all matters, especially recreational litigation, civil litigation, ski litigation, criminal litigation and domestic relations, including divorce and business partitioning.

Our track record...
For more than 45 years, McCarty Law Offices, P.C. has secured significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of its clients. We are uncompromising in our representation by aggressive litigators and have earned the recoveries our clients are due. We are not controlled, nor indebted to any person, system or organization. We represent our clients and only them.

Practical trial experience...
At any given moment,William McCarty is either engaged in trial or carefully preparing for one. William M. McCarty has more than 45 years of trial experience in both state and federal courts. The firm's experience is further demonstrated by active participation and leadership positions in organizations such as the Windham County, Vermont, and American Bar Associations, National Council of School Attorneys, American Judicature Society, Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Vermont Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

  • Business & Contract Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Divorce Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wills and Probate
  • Family Law
  • Ski and Recreational Law
  • Real Estate
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Municipal Law
  • Negligence Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Tort Law

William M. McCarty
William M. McCarty was born in Trenton, New Jersey on January 17, 1938. After attending local schools, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, in which he served in various commands and was in the Silent Drill Team and Honor Guard at Marine Barracks 8th & I in Washington, D.C. until 1960. Upon discharge from the U.S.M.C., William McCarty enrolled at American University and later transferred to Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In 1964, he received his B.A. in Economics. He then went on to Dickinson School of Law. While there, he was nominated to Dickinson Law Review, served as a National Vice President and served on the Board of Governors of the American Law Student Association (1966-1967). He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1967.

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William M. McCarty was born in Trenton, New Jersey on  January 17, 1938.  After attending local schools, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, in which he served in various commands and was in the Silent Drill Team, Honor Guard at Marine Barracks 8th  & I in Washington, D.C., and the Presidential Security Guard at Camp David, until 1960. Upon discharge from the U.S.M.C., William McCarty enrolled at American University and later transferred to Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  In 1964, he received his B.A. in Economics.  He then went on to Dickinson School of Law.  While there, he served as a National Vice President and served on the Board of Governors of the American Law Student Association (1966-1967).  He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1967.

He is admitted to the Bars of the State of Vermont, the United States District Court for the District of Vermont, Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

From 1967-1971 He was an associate at Fitts & Olson in Brattleboro, Vermont.
In 1971 he formed his own firm and later entered into a partnership with James Rifkin, as McCarty & Rifkin.  In 1978-2009 he was the president and managing partner of McCarty Law Offices in Brattleboro, Vermont and employed up to six attorneys and support staff.  As of 1 January 2010, the firm has been known as McCarty & Buehler.

Mr. McCarty is active in many civic and professional organizations.  He is a member of the Windham County, Vermont Bar Association, the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Vermont Association for Justice and the American Judicature Society.


Attorney McCarty practices law in the areas of Ski and Recreational Litigation, Negligence Law; Tort Law; Family Law; Divorce Law; Business Law; Personal Injury Law; Corporate Law; Municipal Law; Wills and Estate Planning.  He handles trials in all Vermont and Federal Civil Courts. 

Throughout his years in Vermont, Attorney McCarty has been active in many civic and professional organizations.  He is a member of the Windham County, Vermont and American Bar Associations, having served as President of the Windham County Bar Association (1992-1993) and as the State Chairman of the Standing Committee on Membership of the American Bar Association (1970-1976).  From 1989 to 1997, Bill McCarty was the Chairman and a Member of the  Windham County Bench-Bar Liaison Committee.  Other professional memberships include: membership as a selected Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates; National Council of School Attorneys; American Judicature Society; Vermont Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Vermont Criminal Defense Attorneys Association; Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates; Master, Vermont Inns of Court; and as Membership Chairman of the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society (Vermont) from 1999-2003. He is a member of the “100 Best Trial Lawyers” of the National Trial Lawyers Association.  He also served with Vermont Legal Aid as a Trustee from  1970-1982,  Treasurer of the Board of Trustees from 1972 to 1979, and as President of the Board in 1979-1980.  William McCarty was honored to win the Vermont Trail Lawyers Association “Outstanding Litigation Achievement” Award in 1994.

Bill McCarty’s civic involvements include serving as the Brattleboro Representative to the  Windham Regional Planning and Development Commission from 1968 to 1970; Clerk for the Brattleboro Zoning Board of Adjustments, 1968-1973;  Brattleboro Winter Carnival as a Member of the Board of Governors (1968-1973) and as President (1971-1972).  He is a long-standing member of the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Board of Managers, 1971-1972.  He has served as Moderator, Council member and Council Chair of the Centre Congregational Church.

Attorney McCarty has been active with continuing legal education as a speaker and lecturer with many organizations, including: the Vermont Bar Association; the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association and the National Education Network.  His lectures have focused on the subjects of Litigation and Advocacy; Ski Area Liability; Automobile Liability; Personal Injury Law; Family Law; Discovery; The Art of Cross Examination; Depositions and Discovery; and Litigation and Trial Techniques.

Attorney McCarty has been listed in many publications of notable citizens and attorneys, among them Who's Who in American Law (1983-1984, and 1998-1999); Who's Who in America (2001, 2002, 2004); Who's Who in Finance & Industry (2000-2001); Who's Who in the World (1991, 1992); Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (2000-2011); and National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2009-2011). He has been voted Best attorney in Brattleboro for 12 consecutive years since 2000.

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