Betsy Catlin has worked as an attorney at the Burlington, Vermont law firm of Dunkiel Saunders since the fall of 2009. Betsy's main interests lie in renewable energy and smart growth as she builds a practice around helping to solve environmental problems in ways that also encourages positive economic development. She assists clients in the full spectrum of their legal needs, from permitting and compliance to strategic advice, risk assessment, and litigation. Her recent work has included permitting various aspects of wind, solar, and thermal biomass energy developments in Vermont, as well as land use permitting for municipal projects in the City of Burlington.
Betsy joined Dunkiel Saunders after clerking for Justice Brian Burgess at the Vermont Supreme Court. She graduated summa cum laude from Vermont Law School in 2008, where she worked as a research associate for Vermont Law School's Land Use Institute and the Institute for Energy and the Environment. Betsy also spent one of her law school summers as an intern for the Conservation Law Foundation. Betsy is an avid equestrian who trains horses and riders and competes in hunter/jumper horse shows around the Northeast, her home base is in East Montpelier, Vermont where she cares for two retired horses and enjoys being surrounded by farm land preserved by the Vermont Land Trust. Betsy will begin teaching in the Distance Learning Program in Spring 2014 and will teach Energy Law & Policy in a Carbon Constrained World.