Eliza H. van Lennep
Eliza practices in a wide range of criminal, family, and civil litigation matters. Her civil litigation practice includes, but is not limited to, employment discrimination matters, landlord/tenant law, Title IX, and post-secondary educational matters. Additionally, Eliza represents individuals in state criminal and family court on a variety of 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.
During law school, Eliza clerked for the Vermont Attorney General’s Office in the Civil Rights Unit, for the Chittenden County State’s Attorneys’ Office, and for Langrock Sperry & Wool. At Vermont Law School, she was the Head Notes Editor of the Vermont Law Review, a Dean’s Fellow, and Co-Chair of the Women’s Law Group. She was also a member of the Moot Court Advisory Board and competed at the Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition in 2017. Eliza was 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. At graduation, Eliza was honored with the National Association of Women Lawyers award for her contributions to Vermont Law School.
Eliza lives in Westford, where she enjoys gardening, her dogs, and bike rides in the area. As a collegiate and post-collegiate rower in Boston before attending law school, Eliza now enjoys cross-country skiing, and is improving her downhill skiing every season. Eliza grew up in Southern New Hampshire.
Vermont Law School (J.D. 2018); Smith College (B.A. 2009)
Admitted to state courts in Vermont
American Bar Association; Vermont Bar Association; Vermont Association for Justice; National Association of Women Lawyers