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About John

Experience and Knowledge

Hiring an attorney can be a daunting process. Who can you trust? Will they look out for your best interest?

John Bloomer Jr. comes from a trusted, local family of legislators and lawyers. He's been serving Rutland County for 30 years and has a loyal clientelle who know he's got their back. As a longtime attorney and Vermont state legislator, he knows the ins and outs of the legal system in Vermont.

  • Native Rutland County resident
  • Former Vermont legislator
  • Family history of law and public service
  • College professor

30+ Years Legal Experience

20+ Years Legislative Experience

250+ Successful Cases

Our Primary Areas of Focus

We focus on these areas of practice

Legal Services

Types of Cases

John Bloomer Jr is an experienced Rutland County attorney who works on civil and criminal cases. Below are the types of cases he focuses on.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives, or whoever is allowed to file the claim according to statute.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a legal cause of action that occurs when a medical or health care professional deviates from standards in his or her profession, thereby causing injury to a patient.

Product Liability

Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause.

Auto Accidents

Automobile accident law refers to the legal rules that determine who is responsible for the personal and property damage resulting from a traffic accident involving one or more vehicles.

Personal Injury

Personal injury refers to a type of tort lawsuit in which the person bringing the suit has suffered harm to his or her body or mind. These lawsuits are filed against the person or entity that caused the harm.

Business Torts

Business (or economic) torts, are torts that provide the common law rules on liability which arise out of business transactions such as interference with economic or business relationships and are likely to involve economic loss.

Insurance Coverage

Insurance law is the practice of law regarding insurance policies and claims, including regulation of the insurance industry, the content of insurance policies, and claim handling.

Toxic Torts

A toxic tort claim is a specific type of personal injury lawsuit in which the plaintiff claims that exposure to a chemical or dangerous substance caused the plaintiff's injury or disease.

Criminal Defense

Criminal defense law consists of the legal protections afforded to people who have been accused of committing a crime. Much of this work often involves trial preparation.

Representation You Can Trust

Bar Admissions
1987 - Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
1987 - Supreme Court of New Jersey
1987 - United States District Court, Court of New Jersey
1987 - United States District E.D. Pa.
1990 - Third Circuit Court of Appeals
1990 - Supreme Court of the State of Vermont
1992 - United States District Court of Vermont
2009 - Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Current Memberships
Vermont Bar Association; Pennsylvania Bar Association; New Jersey Bar Association; Rutland County Bar Association; VBA Tort Liability Committee; VBA Practice and Procedure Committee

Education

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW - Camden, NJ
Juris Doctor - May 1987

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW - Syracuse, NY
Member, Sigma Nu Phi Legal Fraternity

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS - Philadelphia, PA
Masters of Arts - December 1985
Prior Economics Doctorate Candidate
Areas of Study: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Finance, Law and Economics
Specialized Fields: Finance, Law and Economics

WILLIAMS COLLEGE - Williamstown, MA
Bachelor of Arts, honors in economics - 1982

Experience

Secretary of the Vermont Senate (2011 - present)
Law Offices of John H. Bloomer, Jr., P.C. - Rutland, VT (2013 - present)
McClallen & Bloomer, P.C. - Rutland, VT (2001 - 2013)
Bloomer & Bloomer, P.C. - Rutland, VT (1992 - 2000)
Chazkel & Bergenfield - East Brunswick, NY - Associate (1991 - 1992)
Shur & Guttman - Philadelphia, PA - Of Counsel (1991)
Kanner & Guttman, P.C. - Philadelphia, PA - Associate (1990-1991)
Sprecher, Felix, Visco, Hutchinson & Young - Philadelphia, PA - Associate (1987-1989)

CASTLETON STATE COLLEGE - Castleton, VT
Financial Management – Business 3230 (Fall 2019)
Studies in Financial Accounting – Accounting 5010 (Fall 2019)
Financial Management – Business 3230 (Spring 2019)
Financial Management – Business 3230 (Fall 2018)
Studies in Financial Accounting – Accounting 5010 (Fall 2018)
Financial Management – Business 3230 (Fall 2017)
Studies in Financial Accounting – Accounting 5010 (Fall 2017)
Financial Management – Business 3230 (Spring 2017)
Studies in Financial Accounting – Accounting 5010 (Fall 2016)
Financial Management – Business 3230 (Fall 2016)
Financial Management – Business 3230 (Spring 2016)
Studies in Financial Accounting – Accounting 5010 (Fall 2015)
Financial Management – Business 3230 (Fall 2015)
Financial Management – Business 3230 (Spring 2015)
Studies in Financial Accounting – Accounting 5010 (Fall 2014)
Financial Management – Business 3230 (Fall 2014)
Issues in U.S. Politics – Political Science 2610 (Fall 2014)
Microeconomics in Context – Economics 2050 (Spring 2014)
Studies in Financial Accounting - Accounting 5010 (Fall 2013)
Financial Management - Business 3230 (Fall 2013)
Microeconomics in Context - Economics 2050 (Spring 2013)
Studies in Financial Accounting - Accounting 5010 (Fall 2012)
Financial Management - Business 3230 (Spring 2012, Fall 2012)
Studies in Financial Accounting - Accounting 5010 (Fall 2011)
Cases in Civil Liberty - Political Science 3240 (Spring 2011)
Microeconomics in Context - Economics 2050 (Spring 2011, Fall 2011)
Microeconomics in Context - Economics 2050 (Fall 2010)

AMERICAN BANKING INSTITUTE, NEW-MONT CHAPTER - Rutland, VT
Personnel and the Law (1996)
Money and Banking (1995)
Economics for Bankers (1994)
Money and Banking (1993)

UNIVERSITY OF DELEWARE, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS - Newark, DE
Microeconomics (1991)

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS - Philadelphia, PA
Law and Economics (1987, 1990)
Intermediate Economics (1986)

American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (2011 - present)
United States Civil Rights Commission, State Advisory Committee (2008 - present)
Commission of Healthcare Reform (2005 - 2011)
Vermont Commission on Family Recognition and Protection (2007 - 2008)
Access to Criminal History Record Information Committee (2006)
Criminal Code Study Committee (2004)
Member of the Vermont Senate (1997 - 2004)
Senate Minority Leader (1999 - 2004)
Judiciary Committee (1997 - 2004)
Appropriations Committee (2001 - 2004)
Institutions Committee (1999 - 2000)
Health and Welfare Committee (1997 - 1998)
Legislative Council Committee (1999 - 2004)
Joint Rules Committee (1999 - 2004)
Senate Rules Committee (1999 - 2004)
Joint Judicial Rules Committee (1997 - 2004)
Joint Judicial Retention Committee (1997 - 2004)
Joint Fiscal Committee (2003 - 2004)
National Legislative Association on Prescription Drug Prices (2000 - 2004)
Higher Education Funding Commission (2003 - 2004)
Vermont Civil Unions Review Commission (2000 - 2001)
Commission on Alcohol, Tobacco and Substance Abuse Addiction (2001)
Design Review Advisory Committee for Rutland Family District Court

Rutland High School Foundation, Inc. - Director and President
Channel 15 - Public Access Television - Past Director
Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Past Director
Fair Realty, Inc. - Past Director and Vice President
Wales Realty, Inc. - Past Director and President
West Rutland Development Corporation - Past Director

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