John Klesch

  (802) 660-2555

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Municipal Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Education Law


  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT, 1995 J.D.
    Honors: Cum Laude; Environmental Moot Court Team; AmJur Award
  • Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, 1991 B.A.

Bar Admissions & Experience

  • Vermont Supreme Court, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, District of Vermont, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1998
  • Vermont Board of Bar Examiners, Associate Member, 2009-2014

Joined Stitzel, Page & Fletcher

  • 2007

John Klesch is a seasoned advocate with experience that makes him well-suited to serve the firm’s clients.  John has litigated matters both in Vermont’s state and federal courts as well as before regulatory agencies.  Whether he is in a courtroom or at a table with others helping resolve issues in a more collaborative manner, John is comfortable and experienced.

John stepped-aside from litigation practice in 2003 to serve as Executive Director of the Vermont Retail Association, a statewide trade organization representing the retail industry in the state.   For nearly four years, John was the chief lobbyist in Vermont for the Association, advocating on behalf of the industry before Vermont’s Legislative and Executive branches.

“My professional career has afforded me the opportunity to work as an advocate before all three branches of state and federal government on behalf of clients and members.  In every forum, my goal has always been the same: to achieve the most favorable outcome possible within the context of time, cost, and risk involved.”

John now counsels and represents the firm’s clients in a variety of areas including open meetings, public records, contracts, labor and employment, insurance coverage, land use, personal injury, tax appeals, and education.