Hayes, Windish & Badgewick is a boutique litigation and general practice law firm located in Woodstock, Vermont. We have been serving clients throughout Vermont and New Hampshire for more than 25 years. Our firm was originally founded as Eaton & Hayes on April 1, 1991, by Harold “Duke” Eaton (now an Associate Justice on the Vermont Supreme Court) and Thomas Hayes. Richard Windish joined the firm in 2000, followed in 2001 by Bonnie Badgewick. Steve Saunders joined us in 2015. Jeffry White joined the firm in 2018, followed by Helena Gardner in January 2019. All of the attorneys at Hayes, Windish & Badgewick are proud to carry on the tradition of the firm’s founders, in providing top quality legal services to businesses and individuals in a variety of matters.
The firm’s primary focus is on the defense of litigated matters in state and federal court, along with an active local general practice focusing on real estate transactions and land use, estate planning and probate, and family law. Our attorneys are active members of local and national professional legal associations and regularly provide counseling and education for corporate and institutional clients. We are also active members of many local and statewide organizations and non-profit groups, as well as enthusiastic citizens of our local communities.
Our mission is simple: to provide excellent service for our clients in a cost-effective manner. We take a results-oriented approach to each legal problem we tackle for our clients, and strive to obtain the best outcome possible. We particularly enjoy helping our clients navigate complicated legal issues that require strategic thinking and creative lawyering. We have obtained successful results for hundreds of clients, and look forward to helping you with your unique legal matter.