Robert H. Rushford

Bob Rushford was admitted to the Vermont bar in 1988. After serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Albert W. Coffrin, U.S. District Court Judge, District of Vermont, from 1988-1989, he practiced in a general practice firm which had a strong concentration in real estate and land use development law. He joined Gravel & Shea in 1996 and became a partner in 2000.

At Gravel & Shea, Bob’s practice focuses on real estate and land use development, providing a full range of real estate services including title work, commercial property purchases, sales and leasing, subdivision and planned unit project development and permitting, and residential purchases and sales.


  • Yale University, LL.M. 1991
  • University of Pittsburgh, J.D. 1988, summa cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • David Stahl Memorial Award
    • Note Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review
  • University of Vermont, B.A. 1984


  • Named 2011 Burlington Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate Law in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2003
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Chittenden County, Vermont and American Bar Associations


  • Author, Under a Cloak of Olive Drab, 47 University of Pittsburgh Law Review, 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Vermont (1988)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Vermont (1988)