Why Gravel & Shea

Gravel & Shea prioritizes excellence, honesty, integrity and fairness with our clients, the courts and adversaries. We provide a rewarding work environment for our employees and place great importance on supporting and improving the community we live and work in. If your priorities are aligned and this sounds like an environment in which you could thrive, we’d like to hear from you!

Comprehensive healthcare

We offer health insurance coverage with a choice of plans from BCBS of Vermont or MVP. The Firm covers approx. 80% of the premium depending upon chosen plan. The HDHP (high deductible plans) have an option of a Health Savings Account (HSA). Employees who do not open HSAs have the option of a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
Dental and Vision coverage can be purchased at a group rate.

Save for the future

We offer a generous 401(k) and profit sharing plan. Eligibility starts after 90 days for the automatic 3% employer 401(k) contribution and optional employee deferral. Employee must have completed one year of employment and be an active employee as of the last day of the calendar year for profit sharing contributions.

Generous paid parental leave

Four weeks of paid parental leave to focus on, and bond with, your new child. Eligibility starts after one year of employment with the firm.

Remote work flexibility

Find more work/life balance with our flexible hybrid work model, giving you the choice of working two days/week remotely.

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

Employees have the option of making pre-tax contributions to a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account.

Paid volunteer time

Donate your time to something you are passionate about with up to eight hours of additional paid time off to engage in volunteer work at an organization of your choosing.

Current opportunities

Litigation Associate

Our litigation department is comprised of accomplished attorneys who have a broad range of experience and have worked at major national law firms and served as Assistant U.S. Attorneys.  A junior associate will have the opportunity to participate meaningfully in cases almost immediately – drafting complaints and motions, arguing in court, taking depositions, and leading discussions with clients.

We are seeking a highly motivated junior litigation associate with 1-4 years of experience. The successful candidate must have outstanding academic credentials and exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellent client service, and a self-starting work ethic are a requirement for this position. Judicial clerks are encouraged to apply.

We offer excellent mentorship and training, as well as leading technology, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package, including market-leading paid parental leave and a generous retirement plan.

Apply now

Estate Planning Of Counsel Position

Gravel & Shea is looking for a qualified attorney with over 5 years of experience to fill an of counsel position in a mature, diverse estate planning practice. The qualified candidate will be self-directed, comfortable with client interaction, and have substantial experience in general estate planning, estate & gift tax planning, estate & gift tax return review and preparation, probate administration and trust administration. Experience in trust and estate litigation and tax controversy a plus. CPA or LL.M. in Taxation not required, but preferred.
We offer excellent mentorship and training, as well as leading technology, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package, including market-leading paid parental leave and a generous retirement plan.

Apply now

Headshot of Michelle N. Farkas, hiring partner and featured lawyer

Attorney applicants can submit a cover letter and résumé by mail to:

Michelle N. Farkas, Hiring Partner
Gravel & Shea PC
P. O. Box 369
Burlington, VT 05402-0369

Professional headshot of Florence W. Miller

Non-attorney applicants can submit their cover letter and resume by mail to:

Flossie Miller
Gravel & Shea PC
P. O. Box 369
Burlington, VT 05402-0369


Equity and inclusion statement

Equity. Inclusion. They are more than just words. They are guiding principles that inspire us to be strong advocates for our employees, our clients and our community partners. They are why we strive to offer a workplace that empowers all employees to be their authentic selves, to do their best work, and to achieve their highest potential.

Learn more about Vermont Equal Pay Compact

Gravel & Shea PC is an Equal Opportunity Employer