Valente, James A.

51 Putney RoadBrattleboro, VT 05301- 2985

Updated: 07/31/2017


James Valente is a native of Marlboro, Vermont, and read for the law under the tutelage of Thomas W. Costello.  James is now the managing partner of Costello, Valente & Gentry, P.C..  He concentrates his practice on civil, criminal, and family litigation, with an emphasis on the trial of cases.  James has also been involved in a number of significant decisions, including as the principal author of the Appellant's Brief in Kennery v. State, 191 Vt...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • President


  • English

Practice Areas

  • Criminal 30%
  • Civil 30%
  • Family Law 30%
  • Land Use and Permitting 10%


  • 90%


Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont, 2011
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2013

Other Affiliations

  • Vermont Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • Vermont Association for Justice, 2011 - Present
  • Brattleboro Development Review Board, 2014 - Present (Chair)
  • Brattleboro Planning Commission (Past Chair)
  • Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Treasurer)
  • Vermont Democratic Party (Past Vice-Chair)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • Top 40 under 40: National Trial Lawyers - 2015, 2016
  • National College for DUI Defense, 2015
  • Excellence in cross examining police officer in DUI cases: Your DUI Pro, 2014
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star - 2015, 2016
  • Vermont Business Magazine Rising Star - 2015


  • Drew University, Madison , New Jersey
    Major: History
    Major: Political Science


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Office Information


51 Putney RoadBrattleboro, VT 05301- 2985


  • (802) 257-4289


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