Michael D. Sirotkin

Michael is a founding and managing member of the firm. In his 25 years of lobbying at the Vermont Statehouse, Michael has distinguished himself as the chief lobbyist on dozens of pieces of challenging legislation, many of which were precedent-setting or nation-leading. Examples of just a few of these are mental health parity, family and medical leave, right to counsel in guardianships, prohibition of balance billing of Medicare patients, minimum wage increases, ban on smoking in the workplace, the nation’s first state healthcare ombudsman, civil liberties protections in drug testing, the clean indoor air act, and prohibition of age discrimination in employment.

Practice Areas

Judiciary & Legal Practice; Human Services; Consumer Protection; Labor; Commerce; Transportation; Health Care; Aging; Mental Health; Higher Education; Licensing & Professional Occupations; Appropriations; Special Projects.

Education

University of Denver College of Law (Juris Doctor, 1975)
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (Bachelor of Science, 1970).

Professional Background

Founding and Managing Partner of Sirotkin & Necrason, PLC (1998 to present)
Partner, Law Firm of Mickenberg, Dunn, Sirotkin & Dorsch (1981-1998)
Vermont Senior Citizens Law Project (1975-1980).

Community Involvement

Member, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Town of Essex
Member, Planning Commission, Town of Essex
Member, Vermont Department of Aging & Disabilities Advisory Board


Michael and his wife Sally Fox have two sons (19,22).