Benjamin M. Leoni
Ben Leoni focuses his litigation and appellate practice on land use and zoning disputes, energy matters, and administrative appeals. Ben has a particular interest in 5th Amendment takings law, easement and boundary disputes, and natural resources management.
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 and the Programs Board Committee for the Northern Forest Center and the Corporate Regatta Committee for Sail Maine. He also serves as a Trustee Fellow for the Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
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.