Burlington 802.864.0217       Middlebury 802.388.6356 Payments

Devin McLaughlin


Devin focuses his practice on litigation – primarily criminal law, DUI/DWI law, family law, and personal injury. He also frequently handles appeals to the Vermont Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Devin joined Langrock Sperry & Wool in 1994 after clerking for the Hon. Ellsworth A. Van Graafeiland, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and the Hon. Frederic W. Allen, Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court. He was selected by the judges of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals as a CJA attorney to represent indigent defendants in federal criminal appeals. He was appointed to the Criminal Rules Advisory Committee of the Vermont Supreme Court, and is an active member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys and the Vermont Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Devin lives in Middlebury with his wife and three children. He currently serves on the school board for Middlebury Union High School and Middle School. Devin enjoys a variety of outdoor sports and restoring the old house in which his family lives.


Georgetown University (J.D., magna cum laude, 1990); Princeton University (B.A., with honors, 1986)

Bar Admissions

Admitted to state and federal courts in Vermont; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


Vermont and American Bar Associations; Vermont Association for Justice; Vermont Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers


Devin has been annually recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®— the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession — as a leading attorney in Criminal Defense for both White-Collar and General Practice since 2010. He was named by Best Lawyers as Vermont’s “Lawyer of the Year” for Criminal Defense: General Practice in 2021 and for Criminal Defense: White-Collar in 2022. Devin’s numerable recognitions also include Vermont’s only state-wide business publication, Vermont Biz, which has repeatedly featured him in its yearly list of “Top Business Lawyers”.