Caroline S. Earle is an experienced trial lawyer whose 18 year career has bridged both the public and private practice sectors in Vermont. Professor Earle held Associate and Shareholder positions with Wilson & White, P.C. where she litigated employment law, personal injury, tort, and contract matters. She also served Of Counsel with Legus & Bisson, PLLC focusing largely on insurance defense. In the public realm, Ms. Earle was Chief of the Civil Litigation Division of the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, where she led a team of 14 attorneys and paralegals. As Chief, Ms. Earle litigated employment law, tort defense, wrongful death, contract, and constitutional claims. Most recently, Ms. Earle served as Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources, where she was responsible for administering the State of Vermont’s largest workforce. This role included evaluating and pursuing human resources policies and initiatives, reviewing employment related legal and administrative strategy and decisions, selecting and administering the State of Vermont’s health care benefits, and administering four collective bargaining agreements that governed the terms and conditions of employment for over 7,000 state employees.