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Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Criminal Misdemeanors and Felonies
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Administrative Law
  • Professional Licensing
  • Fish & Game


Jon has been a member of the Valsangiacomo, Detora & McQuesten law firm since 2000. He was admitted to practice law in Vermont in 2000.  He was admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont in 2003.  His primary practice area is litigation, both criminal and civil.  He is a member of the Vermont Bar Association, Washington County Bar Association, and American Bar Association. 

Jon is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law (JD 2000) and Providence College (BA History 1993).  Prior to attending law school, Jon worked for the governmental and public relations firm of Kimbell, Sherman & Ellis as a lobbyist from 1994-1997.  He also worked with the governmental relations firm of William Shouldice & Associates in 1994.  Jon was an intern for United States Senator Patrick Leahy in 1993 in the Senator's Washington, DC office. 

Jon was born in Omaha, Nebraska.  He attended schools in Barre, Vermont.  Jon is an avid outdoorsman.  He also has been active in political campaigns in Vermont, Rhode Island, and Maine.


  • University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine
    • J.D. - 2000
  • Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: History

Bar Admissions

  • Vermont, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 2003

Professional Associations

  • Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Washington County Bar Association, Member
  • Vermont Bar Association, Member

Pro-Bono Activities

  • CAPSTONE Community Action, Chair of Board of Directors
  • Barre Town Development Review Board, Vice Chair
  • City of Barre Civic Center Committee, Member
  • Barre Unified Union School District Policy Committee, Member

Past Positions

  • Kimbell, Sherman & Ellis, Lobbyist, 1994 to 1997
  • United States Senator Patrick Leahy in the Senator’s Washington DC Office, Staff Intern, 1993 to 1993