Stephen L. Saltonstall has practiced law since 1976. He grew up in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and moved permanently to Vermont in 1980. He graduated from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and Northeastern University School of Law. Steve's areas of concentration include civil trial work of all kinds (including cases in the federal courts), personal injury and wrongful death, criminal defense, and civil rights and civil liberties.
Steve has received awards for his legal work from the American Civil Liberties Union, Sierra Club, Green Mountain Forest Watch, and the Bennington County Bar Association. He is a past President of the Vermont Bar Foundation and The Nature Conservancy, Vermont Chapter. Steve was elected to membership in the American Law Institute, an organization that drafts the Restatements of the Law, scholarly treatises which are relied upon by American courts as definitive legal authorities. Steve has served on the boards of the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont and Vermont Legal Aid.
Steve lives on a mountainside in Sandgate, Vermont with his wife Ellen, a public school teacher, and their yellow Labrador, Bodhi. He was Chairperson of his Town's Select Board for five years. In his spare time, Steve enjoys reading, walking his dog, watching the Boston Red Sox,and exploring the wilds of Vermont and Arizona.
Steve's law office is located on Route 7A (Main Street) in Manchester Center, Vermont, within easy walking distance of the downtown.
- Rated AV (highest peer-review rating), Martindale-Hubbell law directory
- Member, American Law Institute
- Past President, The Nature Conservancy, Vermont Chapter
- Past President, Vermont Bar Foundation