In The Community

Serving Vermonters In & Out of the Courtroom

Every member of our team is here because we truly enjoy helping people. In addition to working hard for our clients on their legal claims, we are also active volunteers in our neighborhoods and the Vermont legal community. We give our time, our skills, and our financial support to many different worthwhile causes. We find it rewarding to help our clients and their families by strengthening our communities through sponsorships and volunteer work.

Volunteer Work

Vermont Foodbank

Our entire office volunteers at the Vermont Foodbank twice a year. We do whatever is needed that day, whether it’s sorting produce, packing supermarket donations of frozen meat, or filling boxes with a month's worth of meals for seniors.

Every holiday season we make an annual donation to the Foodbank.

Lawyers Fighting Hunger Food Drive

September is designated National Hunger Action Month by the Vermont Foodbank. Every September, our office collects donations of food and money for the Lawyers Fighting Hunger Food Drive . Organized by Vermont Attorney General, TJ Donovan, the food drive aims to raise awareness and fight hunger in Vermont during National Hunger Action Month.

Kids' Chance of Vermont

Attorney and partner Heidi Groff has served as the Vice President of Kids’ Chance of Vermont since 2014. This non-profit organization awards college scholarships to the children of injured workers who cannot afford higher education. BFS supports Kids’ Chance with monetary donations, administrative assistance, and fundraising efforts. From 2014-2019, Kids' Chance of Vermont awarded scholarships totaling over $51,000 to five young Vermonters.

Photo: Attorney Heidi Groff (center) asks Vermont Lake Monsters fans to support the 50/50 raffle benefiting Kids’ Chance of Vermont. Left to right: Attorney Keith Kasper (Kids’ Chance president), Heidi Groff, Kimberly Evans-Tetreault (a BFS client whose daughter was awarded a Kids’ Chance scholarship), and young raffle ticket sellers.

Sponsorships Past and Present

Pro Bono Work — For The Public Good

Our attorneys believe in giving freely of their time and legal expertise for the public good. They are effective advocates for justice through their service on boards, committees, and the courts.

Vermont Association for Justice (VTAJ)

VTAJ is a professional development organization for lawyers that works for the administration of justice in Vermont. Attorney Kelly Massicotte serves on the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee as Treasurer. Attorneys Pat Biggam and Ron Fox both previously served on the Board of Governors. Ron Fox serves on VTAJ’s Committee for Public Good.

Advocacy at the Legislature

Our attorneys actively support or oppose legislation and regulations that affect our clients.

Washington County Small Claims Court

Attorney Heidi Groff serves central Vermont as a small claims judge.

American Association for Justice

Attorney Kelly Massicotte previously served on the Board of Governors of the AAJ, which works to promote a fair and effective justice system in the US.

Washington County Bar Association

Our attorneys are longstanding active members of our county bar association.

"Pat Biggam and Becky Sahlin are amazing. They went above and beyond my expectations. They both made me feel like family with the care and sensitive consideration they showed to me concerning my case. Very grateful."
- Judy, Essex Junction, VT