THE FIRM

Pierson Wadhams Quinn Yates & Coffrin, LLP was founded in 1962 by Douglas C. Pierson and Albert W. Coffrin. Judge Coffrin left the firm for the federal bench, and later became Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont.  For over fifty years, the firm has served individual and corporate clients nationwide in traditional and emerging practice areas.

The firm is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and provides a range of services to its clients, ranging from estate planning and real estate transactions to civil litigation, construction disputes, and professional malpractice claims.  The firm also represents individual and insurance clients in workers compensation, personal injury, and products liability claims, as well as insurance coverage issues. The firm is well-equipped to handle all aspects of representation for an entity, ranging from corporate formation, finance, and dissolution to civil litigation to business sales and acquisitions.

Pierson Wadhams Quinn Yates & Coffrin, LLP is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services while remaining sensitive to costs and client needs.

DOUGLAS C. PIERSON

DOUGLAS C. PIERSON

Co-Founder of PIERSON WADHAMS LAW FIRM

February 11, 1932 – August 18, 2016

Mr. Pierson founded the firm with Albert W. Coffrin in 1962. He attended Cornell University
obtaining his B.A. degree in 1954 and his L.L.B. degree in 1956. He actively practiced law for
over 60 years until his death. Mr. Pierson’s practice focused on every aspect of business,
corporate and insurance law.

Mr. Pierson was one of Vermont’s most respected and distinguished trial and business attorneys.
He was active in the Vermont Bar serving as chair of the Vermont Judicial Ethics Committee.
He was an active leader of his communities serving as alderman, town councilman, vice-mayor
and head of the building committee. Mr. Pierson was a devoted steward of the firm. We are
greatly appreciative to have had him as our mentor and colleague.