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Donna M. Sims

Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C. 

30 Main Street, 6th Floor

P.O. Box 66

Burlington, VT 05402-0066

Phone:  (802) 864-9891

Fax:  (802) 865-6815

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Working on Behalf of Paralegals throughout the State of Vermont


I started my legal career in 2011 as a Docket Clerk and eventually the Motions Clerk with the Chittenden Civil Division.  I left in 2016 and joined Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C. (“SFB”) as a Legal Administrative Assistant and was promoted to a Paralegal in 2017.  I graduated from Castleton University (formerly, Castleton State College) with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.  While at the Civil Division, I was given an opportunity to learn very quickly about the actual practice of law and how powerful it can be.  I enjoyed working with other members of the Judiciary, attorneys, administrative staff, pro se litigants, and various local and state agencies and organizations.  My proudest moment as a Docket Clerk was working with Vermont Legal Aid and volunteer members of the Bar on the Rent Escrow Clinic in its inaugural year.  Now the Rent Escrow Clinic has moved beyond Chittenden County and I’m proud to have been a part of such an important program that provides legal services to those in need.  

My work at SFB is focused in our civil and criminal litigation practices.  This allows me to work on medical malpractice defense matters, complex civil matters, criminal matters in both state and federal court, and on matters in front of various administrative bodies.

While I am new to the Vermont Paralegal Organization, I am excited for the opportunity to serve its members to the best of my ability.

While I’m not a native of Vermont, I recently surpassed my twenty years here and feel as though I can finally consider myself a Vermonter.  I enjoy so much of what Vermont has to offer and feel as though we are incredibly lucky to have such a unique legal community here.  I enjoy traveling nationally and internationally, spending time with my family especially my young nephew, snuggles with my Boston Terrier, being an avid sports fan, and going to concerts. 

Vermont Paralegal Organization, Inc.
P.O. Box 5755
Burlington, VT  05402-5755

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