Kaveh S. Shahi

Principal and Shareholder

Kaveh S. Shahi, Esq.
Location: Rutland, Vermont
Fax: 802-775-8809
Contact: Contact Me

Kaveh S. Shahi was admitted to practice in California in 1983. After a clerkship for the Santa Clara County Superior Court, Mr. Shahi worked for litigation firms in the San Francisco Bay Area before relocating to Vermont in 1989. He was associated with predecessor firms of Cleary Shahi & Aicher and became a shareholder in 1997.

Mr. Shahi is engaged in a diverse trial and appellate practice in the areas of insurance defense, insurance coverage, civil rights, construction, medical, legal and dental malpractice, employment law, and commercial SEC cases. He was an adjunct professor at Vermont Law School on the topic of internet law. Mr. Shahi is a Fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He carries the highest rating from Chambers and Partners Guide and the Best Lawyers in the USA. Mr. Shahi is a member of Defense Research Institute, Supreme Court Historic Society, International Association of Defense Counsel, and other professional associations. Mr. Shahi is admitted in California, Colorado, Vermont and New Hampshire.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Employment Law
  • Securities
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Law
  • Professional Liability

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1983
  • Colorado, 1986
  • Vermont, 1989
  • New Hampshire, 2009
  • U.S. District Court New Hampshire District, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California (J.D. – 1983)
    • Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law
    • Law Review: Santa Clara Law Review, Articles Editor, 1982 – 1983
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (B.A. – 1980)
    • Honors: With Distinction in General Scholarship

Published Works

  • Note, A Private Right of Action May Not Be Implied Under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act of 1899, 22 University of Santa Clara Law Review 949
  • Comment: The Constitutionality of a Federal Ceiling on State Severance Taxes, 23 University of Santa Clara Law Review 867


  • Adjunct Professor, Internet Law, Vermont Law School, 2003-2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Vermont Bar Association, Member
  • Rutland County Bar Association, Member
  • California Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Northern New England Defense Counsel Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

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