Montroll & Backus, PC Attorneys At Law View of Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT


All of our attorneys have experience prosecuting, defending, and serving as hearing officer, in administrative cases. As General Counsel for the Vermont Agency of Education, Mark Oettinger prosecuted educator licensing cases, and served as hearing officer in a broad range of administrative proceedings, including residency appeals, tuition disputes, and special education audits. He contracted with, and oversaw, independent hearing officers and mediators in special education, licensing and home study cases. He also served as vice-chair of the Interagency Committee on Administrative Rules (ICAR). He trained hearing officers who conduct hearings under the Administrative Procedure Act, and is therefore intimately familiar with the Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Rules of Evidence. Prior to working for the State of Vermont, Mark defended licensing cases for doctors, nurses, engineers, surveyors, and many other licensed professions. Rob Backus served as senior prosecutor of licensing cases for six years at the Office of Professional Regulation. Andy Montroll has served as hearing officer in licensing, special education, and home study cases for the Vermont Agency of Education.

Attorneys Experienced in Administrative Law

Rob Backus, Esq.

Rob Backus

Rob has been an attorney since 1985, giving him deep knowledge in a variety of areas. Rob is experienced in Administrative, Appeals, Criminal Defense, DUI, Family, Juvenile, Government, Civil & Commercial Litigation, Neighbor Disputes, Professional Licensing and Traffic Offenses.

Mark Oettinger, Esq.
Andy Montroll, Esq.
Montroll & Backus, P.C. Attorneys At Law Burlington, VT
Montroll & Backus, P.C. Attorneys At Law Burlington, VT


Montroll, Backus & Oettinger, P.C.
135 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 540-0250
(802) 540-0263

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Other times by appointment.