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Bernard Lisman

Trustee Emeritus

Fort Myers, Fla.  (VLS Trustee from 1974 To 1993, Trustee Emeritus since 1993)

While still in his 20s, Mr. Lisman was appointed a municipal court judge, in which capacity he served for two years as one of the youngest judges in the nation. In 1952 he and his brother, Louis, formed Lisman and Lisman, the predecessor of today's firm of Lisman, Webster, Kirkpatrick & Leckerling, P.C. of Burlington, VT.

Mr. Lisman's many civic and professional contributions include service on the Burlington City Council and as first president of the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, and membership in the American Judicature Society. He is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and has served on its board of directors. He is listed in "Who's Who in American Law" and in the first edition of "The Best Lawyers in America."

Mr. Lisman was one of the law school's earliest supporters in the Vermont legal community and his 19 years of board service exceeds that of any other trustee.

Mr. Lisman received his PhD from the University of Vermont in 1939 and his LLB from the Harvard Law School in 1942, where he was the winning speaker in the finals of the AMES Moot Court Competition. He served on Gen. Eisenhower's staff in World War II and was decorated with the Bronze Star.