Reputable firm of individually distinguished attorneys, confidently and skillfully representing clients with integrity, compassion, and respect.

If you are going through a divorce, or have been charged with a crime, you need a law firm that will have your back. You need an attorney with experience and skill, and someone who will listen to you, guide you through the legal process, and give your case the attention it deserves.

And, if you are building your family via assisted reproductive technology or adoption, you need an attorney with sophisticated expertise in the legal aspects of family formation.  Our firm has the only two Vermont resident attorneys who are Fellows in the distinguished and highly-selective Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys.

At Murdoch Hughes Twarog Tarnelli, our attorneys will be there for you.

We have been recognized by our Vermont peers and nationally for our legal representation of clients in all areas of divorce, parentage, guardianship, family law, and state and federal criminal defense. We also have teams that concentrate on adoption and assisted fertility law, including gestational surrogacy agreements, gamete (egg and sperm) and embryo donor contracts, and pre-birth and post-birth parentage orders. In case of an after-hours emergency, our 24-hour answering service makes us available when you need us most.

Schedule a Virtual Consultation

Meet the Team

At MHTT, we are a team. Our attorneys bring both individual and unique expertise, as well as collective knowledge and experience, to provide clients with skilled representation and advocacy. We understand that emergencies can happen outside of regular business hours, which is why our 24-hour answering service makes the MHTT attorneys available when you need us most. We also understand how stressful, overwhelming and emotional these matters can be, and we pride ourselves on personal service and thoughtful, consistent attention and commitment to your case. We invite you to learn more about our team of attorneys and our areas of practice, and look forward to working with you.

Legal Practice Areas

Murdoch Hughes Twarog Tarnelli is recognized by their peers as outstanding advocates in the areas of divorce and family law, state and federal criminal defense, adoption law, and assisted reproductive technology (ART) law, and landlord/tenant matters. If you are looking for a team of attorneys that will provide you with personal service and attention to detail, you’ve found them.


Upcoming Collaborative Law Introduction

Vermont couples have the option to choose collaborative law to avoid the stress and expense of adversarial court battles. Find out why the collaborative process may be best for you and the long-term well-being of your family as you move into two households.

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

Clarifying Misconceptions: The Law of Gestational Surrogacy in Vermont

Surrogacy and adoption law have completely different legal foundations. Medical providers need to know the difference!


VBA Statement Regarding George Floyd

VBA President Elizabeth Novotny has released the official statement from the Vermont Bar Association concerning the homicide of George Floyd. We here at Murdoch Hughes Twarog Tarnelli share in the collective grief of the Floyd family and of our nation, and in the determination that the time for change is long overdue.