Michael J. Sabbeth, Esquire
Mike has many years of experience as a partner at one of the Upper Valley’s personal injury law firms and is passionate about helping injured persons get the compensation they deserve. Mike is uniquely caring and personally supportive of his clients while at the same time diligent, aggressive and knowledgeable in fighting the insurance companies in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. Being licensed to practice in both Vermont and New Hampshire affords Mike tremendous flexibility when handling complex personal injury cases that have jurisdictional overlay between the states, which happens quite often as Vermonters are regularly injured in New Hampshire and vice-versa.
Mike grew up outside New York City, and attended Vermont Law School. While studying, he fell in love with Vermont and decided to stay and join an injury law practice in the area. After six very successful years handling cases in both Vermont and New Hampshire, Mike decided to open his own personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm with an emphasis on the study and practice of cutting edge trial practice to afford the best possible representation for his clients.
Education: Brooklyn College, (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, with honors in Political Science); Vermont Law School, (Chair of Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team).
Memberships and Awards:
- Vermont Bar Association
- Vermont Association for Justice
- New Hampshire Bar Association
- New Hampshire Association for Justice
- United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum (lifetime member)
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers (as selected by the National Trial Lawyers)
- Premier Trial Attorney (as selected by the National Academy of Jurisprudence)
- Trial Lawyers College – Regionals
- Top 10% of Lawyers in the USA for Personal Injury (as selected by Lawyers of Distinction)
- Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
- American Association for Justice
- Golden Key International Honours Society.
David M. Crocco Jr., Esquire
David’s previous legal work experience includes work with Denver City Attorney’s Office, Municipal Operations; working with Colorado State Representative Mike Foote as a Policy Analyst; an internship with the Public Employees’ Retirement Association of Colorado; and a clerkship with the Honorable Judge LaBuda at the Boulder Colorado District Court.
Prior to attending law school David was a RADAR Technician in the United States Marine Corps. While in the Marine Corps, he earned a bachelor’s of science degree, summa cum laude, in Technical Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. David was also recognized as Marine of the Quarter for Marine Corps Installations West as well as the Marine Air Traffic Control Technician of the Year.
David and his wife and two children moved from Colorado to Vermont in an effort to be closer to extended family, while still enjoying the many activities the mountains have to offer, such as hiking, camping, fishing, and rock climbing. David also volunteers his time as a coach for the Hartford Recreational League Track & Field Team.
David brings a high level of professionalism to the Sabbeth Law family and looks forward to getting the injured citizens of Vermont and New Hampshire the compensation they deserve.
Education: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, (B.S., Summa Cum Laude); University of Colorado Law School (Barrister’s Council, Transactional Drafting Competition Team).
Memberships and Awards:
* Licensed to practice law in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Colorado.
* Vermont Association for Justice
* Vermont Bar Association
* New Hampshire Association for Justice
* New Hampshire Bar Association
* American Association for Justice
* Trial Lawyers College – Regionals
Crystal Honkala, Legal Assistant
Crystal has worked directly with attorney Michael J. Sabbeth for several years, shouldering the myriad important administrative duties required to take pressure off of our clients’ shoulders. She deftly navigates the matrix of medical records, medical bill processing, coordinating with care providers, addressing liens, and countless other responsibilities inherent to handling personal injury and workers’ compensation claims.
Crystal is a great asset on our team because she simply gets things done. When a brick wall appears out of nowhere, she doesn’t turn back, but figures out a way around it. Of equal importance, she is exceptionally sensitive, responsive, and caring to the needs of our clients.
Victoria Richardson, Legal Assistant
Victoria is a lifelong Vermonter who is dedicated to helping the people of Northern New England. In her duties as a legal assistant, she regularly performs difficult tasks such as identifying and tracking down insurance carriers, securing medical records, addressing liens, and generally being a kind and caring resource for our clients. Dedicated and tenacious, Victoria looks forward to assisting our clients and meeting the challenges that present themselves throughout those processes.