Call of the Wild, Ben Leoni JD'11

​​When VLS alum Ben Leoni JD'11 is not focusing on land-use​​​ and zoning disputes, he's hitting the slopes as a professional backcountry skier.

Attorney, Curtis Thaxter, LLC
Fully-Sponsored Backcountry Skier


The Work // Focuses on land-use and zoning disputes, energy matters, and administrative appeals.

Recent Accomplishment // Starred in 2013 web series “Working for the Weekend,” produced by Meathead Films and Ski the east. Was among the Maine environmentalists, officials, and business leaders invited to speak at a March 2014 press conference about the effects of climate change on the ski industry.

Outdoor Passion // Backcountry skiing.

In Her Own Words // “My segment in the film ‘No Matter What’ won the best powder award at the 2013 Powder Video Awards. At Vermont Law School, I wrote a peer-reviewed legal article on resolving environmental disputes that won the highest award in legal writing in the U.S.—I received the award from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the Library of Congress. Winn​ing the Powder Award and the National Legal Writing Award are my best achievements from my separate lives.”


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