Maguire Law Associates

Our Team

Who We Are

Maguire Law Associates, PLC has been defending Vermonters charged with crimes and supporting those with legal issues since it opened in 2002. The expansive experience of our firm allows us to be efficient with hours but highly effective in our outcomes. Maguire Law Associates, PLC is also a small business and we understand Vermonters. Your need for a hometown touch with respect for your views can be expected. This means that you will see results, experience follow through and be respected about the number of hours necessary to do the work.

Criminal defense is a specialty. It takes attorneys who stay up on the law. A good lawyer must keep their eyes open at all times when dealing with the prosecution and recognize the evidence for what it is and not what the prosecution might present it to be. This is exactly what you will find with Maguire Law Associates, PLC. Your phone call to us will be your best call on your worst day.


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We at Maguire Law know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Daniel Maguire

The founder of Maguire Law Associates, Dan has practiced in Vermont for nearly 30 years. His repertoire of experiences spans superior, district and federal court. Admitted in Vermont and Rhode Island, Dan served as the Chair of the Criminal Law Section for the Vermont Bar Association (VBA) for 9 years, sat as a VBA representative to the New England Bar Association for 5 years and served on the Board of Bar Managers for the VBA for 9 years. His civil trial experience includes several years as an Assistant Attorney General with the State of Vermont. He has been an adjunct faculty member of Woodbury College and Community College of Vermont and was nominated for the VBA Pro Bono Award in 2009. He tries cases regularly with positive results and works to ensure his clients are represented with respect.

Dan has successfully advocated for reasonable and beneficial plea deals and worked through countless criminal cases to completion. He has also supported many clients with family court challenges, Termination of Parental Rights proceedings, divorce cases, and with a multitude of other general legal challenges.



Juris Doctor

Activities & Affiliations

• Serious Felony Unit
• Vermont Bar Association
• Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
• Supreme Court Criminal Rules Committee Member

Bar Admissions

• Vermont and Rhode Island





Andrew Schmidt

Andrew is the newest member of Maguire Law Associates. Before attending Vermont Law School, Andrew began his career as psychological researcher. This experience left Andrew with an understanding that the impacts of a legal issue extend far past the laws found in a statute book. While in school Andrew worked in the South Royalton Legal Clinic. His time in the clinic showed Andrew the difference an attorney can have on an individual’s life and created a desire in Andrew to help people navigate challenging legal issues.

Andrew started as a student intern at Maguire Law Associates, where he internalized Maguire Law Associates’ motto of “Efficient, Responsive, and Effective.” Andrew completed the Vermont Clerkship requirement with the firm and has joined the firm as an associate. Andrew is constantly on the lookout for new technology that makes the practice of law more efficient and accessible to more people.

Andrew’s practice areas include both Family and Criminal Litigation. Andrew spends the time with the client to fully understand their needs and works hard to achieve their desired outcomes.



Juris Doctor

B.A., Psychology and Philosophy

Activities & Affiliations

• Student Clinician
• VTLS, Member

Bar Admissions

• Vermont




Jennifer Veronneau

Jennifer brings a warm and welcoming face to the front of our office. Her education in criminal justice and her attention to detail gives our clients a high quality of experience during, and outside of visits. She supports our office to provide timely responses, accurate documentation and detail oriented support services.