Professor Brian Marsicovetere developed a firm interest in criminal law and civil rights litigation during his first year of law school. Upon graduation from VLS in 1999, he was hired by Law Offices of Kevin W. Griffin, P.C.. In 2005, they formed Griffin, Marsicovetere and Wilkes, P.C. Prof. Marsicovetere served as President of the Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and for three years he served as one of four coaches for VLS’s trial advocacy team.
In 2013, upon Attorney Griffin’s appointment as a Vermont Superior Court Judge, Prof. Marsicovetere established Marsicovetere Law Group, PC., for which he is shareholder and President. Staffed with seven attorneys and four support staff, the Group focuses on the investigation and defense of criminal cases involving indigent and non-indigent defendants, including but not limited assaults, possession of controlled drugs, homicides, and child abuse allegations. He also has a very active DUI defense practice and litigates civil rights violations in federal courts (due process, free speech limitation/retaliation, unlawful searches/arrests, malicious prosecution, excessive force, prisoner's rights, prison medical malpractice, etc.). The Group services two contracts for public defender services through the Vermont Defender General’s Office, and will also accept select cases involving landlord-tenant and family law matters.
Prof. Marsicovetere continues to teach trial advocacy at the Green Mountain Criminal Defense Institute’s annual defender trainings. Along with Anna Saxman, Robert Sand and David Cahill, he co-teaches the class for the Criminal Law Clinic and supervises students for the practicum component that involves working on real criminal cases.