Law Office of Brian K. Marthage


The principle of the firm, Brian K. Marthage, Esq., grew up in Victor, New York.  After graduating from St. Lawrence University in 1985, Brian worked in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Mason, Fenwick & Lawrence as a paralegal in Federal court patent, trademark and copyright litigation.   He was encouraged to go to law school by this firm, and returned to his rural roots to attend Vermont Law School.  After graduating in 1994, Brian became an associate at the Poultney, Vermont law firm of DeBonis, Wright & Winpenny, eventually rising to a partnership there.  In 2000, Brian left DeBonis, Wright & Marthage to gain more trial experience.  He joined the Bennington County State's Attorney's Office as a deputy state's attorney.  In this role, Brian was lead trial counsel in complex sexual abuse and domestic violence matters, as well as co-counsel in a homicide trial.  Brian was trial counsel in the matter of State v. Brillon, which found its way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009 and is reported at 556 U.S. 81 (2009).  

In 2007, Brian opened his own firm at 185 North Main Street in Bennington, Vermont, which remains his office location today.  Brian's practice focuses on two primary areas:  family law matters which include divorce, custody, support, adoption and guardianships;  and advising and assisting small businesses and non-profit organizations in negotiations, contracts, litigation and other matters.