Benjamin M. Leoni
Ben Leoni focuses his practice on litigation, land use, and energy law with a particular interest in Takings law, beachfront property rights, and renewable energy.
Ben was selected by the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement as a winner of the 2011 Distinguished Legal Writing Awards. Ben was the first Vermont Law School student to win the award, which is the highest honor in legal writing in the United States. He received the award at the Library of Congress from Justice Sotomayor.
J.D., Vermont Law School magna cum laude, 2011; Head Note Editor, Vermont Law Review; summer coursework in environmental law
B.A., Political Science, Bates College, 2005
Ben serves on the board of Beyond Ktaadn. He also serves on the Programs Board Committee for the Northern Forest Center and the Corporate Regatta Committee for Sail Maine.
Prior to Law School, Ben taught sailing in mid-coast Maine, worked as a backcountry caretaker on the Appalachian Trail, and competed on the U.S. Freeskiing Tour. When not in the office, Ben still skis for photographers and ski film production companies.