The Team of Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough
Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough was founded in 2006 and is a full-service law firm staffed with a diverse, highly experienced team of attorneys. We provide aggressive representation and legal services in the Burlington, Vermont area, handling personal injury, medical malpractice, criminal defense, family law, and more. Our firm is committed to maintaining the highest standards of professional excellence for all and maintains a distinguished rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
We believe that superior representation begins with understanding our clients' concerns and addressing their questions about the legal system. We allow the client to tell us the story and see how we can help. We understand that many clients approach the law with trepidation; when our clients are experiencing difficulty and turn to us, we provide assurance that the legal system can work in their favor. Firm partners Richard Goldsborough and Mary Kirkpatrick are both high-profile litigators. If you would like to meet with an attorney at our firm, you are welcome to contact our office to set up an appointment.
Firm co-founding partner Mary Kirkpatrick has broad experience covering personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, immigration, and family law. Her skills have proven valuable to a wide range of clients, for whom she has provided effective dispute resolution, trial representation, and appellate argument before the Vermont Supreme Court.
With more than 30 years experience, Ms. Kirkpatrick has conducted more than 50 trials to resolution and has handled many successful appeals. Her capital punishment defense advocacy work was recognized in 1998, when she received the prestigious Thurgood Marshall Award from the New York City Bar Association. She has been a long-time board member of the Vermont Association of Justice, and is a former Co-Chair of the Vermont Bar Association Tort Liability Committee.
With more than 25 years of litigation experience, co-founding partner Richard Goldsborough has an impressive trial and appellate record in personal injury, criminal defense, workers’ compensation, and family law. He is known to be a formidable insurance opponent, protecting the interests of clients in liability, bad faith, uninsured motorist, and other cases. He has secured several million dollar recoveries for injured clients, including a $1.63 million uninsured motorist arbitration verdict, and has had several high-profile product liability successes against General Motors.
Mr. Goldsborough has appeared before the Vermont Supreme Court and Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and served two three year terms on Vermont’s Judicial Conduct Board after appointment by the Supreme Court and served as the vice chairman from 2009-2015. Mr Goldsborough receives ad hoc appointments for the Vermont Professional Responsibility Program to investigate ethical misconduct complaints against lawyers.
Associate Jennifer Everts Agnew practices civil litigation and family law at our firm. A native of Vermont, she is admitted to practice in state and federal court here as well as in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In almost a decade of practice, Ms. Agnew has capably handled complex civil litigation cases, including business torts, class actions, and antitrust suits.
Ms. Agnew is a 2007 graduate of the highly rated Rutgers School of Law. She formerly served as an appellate law clerk to the Hon. Jack M. Sabatino in New Jersey, where she handled civil, criminal, and family law appeals.