Education & Experience

Mike received his B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton (Harpur College) in 1978.  He obtained his J.D. degree from Indiana University in 1983 and served a legal clerkship in the federal courts in Indianapolis in 1983 and 1984.  Mike then returned to Vermont to practice law.  For the first half of his career, Mike represented insurance companies.  He was principal Vermont counsel for many of the largest insurance companies.

Mike now represents injured parties seeking compensation and his previous experience on behalf of insurance companies gives him unique insight into resolving cases and maximizing recovery.  Mike is one of the most successful trial lawyers in the state, having had well over 100 jury trials.

Bar Admissions

Indiana Bar and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1983; Vermont Bar 1985; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1988; United States Supreme Court, 1990.


Vermont and American Bar Association, American Association of Justice, Vermont Association of Justice, J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

Practice Areas

Trial lawyer experienced in medical malpractice law, insurance coverage and practices, civil litigation and personal injury.


Mike is routinely invited to teach seminars to attorneys and in the areas of personal injury law and insurance.

Michael J. Gannon, Esquire
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Mike lives in Essex Junction with his family and Labrador retrievers.  He enjoys skiing, photography and riding his Harley Davidson.