About the Practice
State of Vermont
U.S. District Ct. District of Vermont
U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Ct. Eastern District of New York
State of New Hampshire
U.S. District Ct. District of New Hampshire
James M. Dingley has been a practicing Vermont attorney for the past 25 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York. Jim is also a graduate of Western New England University School of Law, where he received an L.L.M. degree with honors in Estate Planning and Elder Law.
Jim serves as an adjunct professor at Western New England School of Law, Springfield, MA, in its LL.M. (Letter of Law, Masters) program.
He is also an alumni of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. After moving to Bennington County in 2002, Jim opened up his own practice in Manchester, Vermont. Jim is licensed to practice in federal and state courts in Vermont and New Hampshire as well as in several state and federal courts around the New England region, and before the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jim is a member of the National Academy of Elder Lawyers (NAELA), Vermont NAELA chapter. He is currently serving as President of the Bennington County Bar Association.
Jim is also a frequent presenter on elder law and estate planning issues, landlord and property owner education,.
He lives in Manchester with his wife Kelly. They have two adult daughters.
Kelly (O'Connell) Dingley works as the is the administrative assistant and paralegal. She holds a masers' degree from the University of Vermont. After teaching health education and special education in Vermont schools for many years, Kelly joined Jim's office in 2012 as his main support staff.