About Us


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Our Focus is on Personal Injury

Alan, Michael, Amy, and Mark have spent their combined 125+ years in the legal profession dedicated to representing persons injured by the negligence of others.  Michael joined Alan in 1981 at Sylvester & Maley, and Amy joined the plaintiffs’ personal injury lawyers at Sylvester & Maley in 1992.  In 2013, Alan, Michael, and Amy announced the continuation of their Personal Injury Law Practice under the name of Sylvester & Brow, PLLC.  In 2016, Attorney Mark Sylvester, formerly of the Florida based personal injury law firm, Leesfield Scolaro, joined Sylvester & Brow.  Since 1981, their offices have been located in the historic downtown district of Burlington, Vermont, in close proximity to the state and federal courts.  Our attorneys are admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Vermont, Florida and Massachusetts.

Our Experience

The experience and excellence of Sylvester & Brow’s trial attorneys is reflected in the success they have had representing injured individuals, and the recognition they have received.  We have been successful in recovering by jury verdict and settlement sums ranging from $1 Million to $5.4 Million on 20 occasions.  The jury verdicts include the highest Wrongful Death award in the United States District Court, and the highest Recreational Accident award in Vermont Superior Court.  In 2015, we recovered over $1.2 million dollars on behalf of victims of medical malpractice.

Each of the lawyers at Sylvester & Brow has received the highest rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability. Lawyers who receive the AV Preeminent status have been awarded the highest peer review rating for their professional excellence.  Our lawyers are consistently ranked among New England’s Best Lawyers by Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of personal injury litigation and medical malpractice.

Our lawyers have held positions in a number of professional organizations, including President of the Chittenden County Bar Association, and President and Members of the Board of Governor’s of the State Trial Lawyers’ Association. We have also served on a number of professional organizations, including the Judicial Nominating Committee, Board of Bar Examiners, the Professional Conduct Committee, and several committees relating to protecting the rights of injured victims.

Our Services

At Sylvester & Brow, we offer a free case evaluation. We also represent clients on a contingency fee basis so you do not pay legal fees until we have successfully resolved your claim.

We represent individuals who have been injured throughout Vermont as well as Vermont residents who have been injured out of state.

Attorney Referrals

Sylvester & Brow provides referral fees to referring attorneys within the statutes and ethical guidelines of their respective states and jurisdictions. Many attorneys refer cases to us for a variety of reasons, including cases that arise in areas where we have demonstrated a history of success, cases that require extensive commitment of time and resources, and cases that present complex or unusual legal issues.

We regularly represent out-of-state residents who are in Vermont, traveling through, vacationing, attending college, or who have received medical treatment at one of the many institutions in Vermont.Alan F Sylvester Best Lawyer of 2011 badge

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