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Eliza H. van Lennep

Eliza H. van Lennep

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Eliza has a diverse litigation practice. Her civil litigation practice includes, but is not limited to, employment discrimination matters, landlord/tenant law, contract disputes, Title IX proceedings and investigations, and post-secondary educational matters.

In her family law practice, Eliza seeks common-sense outcomes that will improve relationships between parents and parent and child. She engages in collaborative and mediated settlements in divorce and family matters, as well as litigation when the parties are unable to reach an agreement. Her family law practice includes divorce, parent/child contact and parental rights and responsibilities, child support, and other family court matters.

In her probate court work, Eliza is experienced in guardianship proceedings and adoptions—including second-parent adoptions for same-sex couples and stepparent adoptions.

Eliza lives in Westford, where she enjoys gardening, downhill skiing, and cross-country skiing. Eliza grew up in Southern New Hampshire and was an All-American rower, rowing in Boston after college at Riverside Boat Club.

Law School Honors/Clerkships:

  • Clerked for the Vermont Attorney General’s Office in the Civil Rights Unit, Summer 2016
  • Clerked for Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP, Summer 2017
  • Clerked for the Chittenden County State’s Attorneys’ Office, Spring 2018
  • Law Review 2016-2018
  • Head Notes Editor of the Vermont Law Review 3L year
  • Dean’s Fellow at Vermont Law School
  • Co-Chair of the Women’s Law Group
  • Member of the Moot Court Advisory Board
  • Competed at the Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition in 2017
  • In 2016-2017, awarded an Albert Schweitzer fellowship, for which she completed a service project to inform college students and academic institutions about rights and obligations under Title IX.
  • Awarded at graduation, the National Association of Women Lawyers award for her contributions to Vermont Law School


Vermont Law School (J.D. 2018); Smith College (B.A. 2009)

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to state courts in Vermont
  • Admitted to the United States Court for the District of Vermont
  • Admitted to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals


American Bar Association; Vermont Bar Association; Vermont Association for Justice; National Association of Women Lawyers