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William Cristman

William Cristman

Managing Attorney
Saint Albans, Vermont

The Law Office of William Cristman, P.L.L.C., represents clients in Saint Albans, Burlington and throughout Northern Vermont in criminal defense and personal injury claims. The law firm combines experience and knowledge with a zealous, aggressive approach to protecting clients' interests. William V. Cristman, Attorney at Law, understands the seriousness of the charges you are facing or the personal injuries you have endured. He is ready to protect your interests aggressively.

Criminal Defense

The Law Office of William Cristman, P.L.L.C., defends clients against a range of criminal charges, including:

  • DUI/DWI - including second and multiple offense DUI, felony DUI, DUI for CDL drivers and related DUI/DWI matters
  • Drug crimes - including possession of large quantities, trafficking, cultivation and manufacturing
  • Sex crimes - including sexual assault and related charges

The firm focuses on nullifying evidence obtained from breath tests, field sobriety tests and blood tests in DUI/DWI cases. With more than a decade of experience and study regarding these techniques, William V. Cristman, Attorney at Law, breaks down the scientific and legal problems associated with the standardized tests, with a particular focus on the Data Master DMT - the device used in Vermont to check breath-alcohol content (BAC) levels.

Personal Injury

The firm also represents plaintiffs throughout Northern Vermont in car accidents, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, farm accidents, third-party work-related accidents, wrongful death and other serious personal injury claims.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Drug Violations
  • Drug Sale and Possession
  • Sex Offenses
  • Sexual Assault
  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Theft and Shoplifting
  • Robbery and Burglary
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Other Misdemeanor and Felony Crimes

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Vermont, 2008
  • Georgia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 2012


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Law Review: Member 2000-2001, Assoc. Editor for Student Writing, 2001-2002
  • Georgia State University School of Policy Studies
    • B.S. summa cum laude - 1999
    • Honors: Dean's List, 1997, 1998, 1999
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Research Paper Contest Winner 1999
    • Honors: Economics Award 1999
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Chandler V. US: Does the Defense Attorney Have a Legal Obligation to Present Mitigation Evidence, 18 GSU L. Rev. 563, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member 2008-2009, Board of Directors 2009-2010, Treasurer 2010-2011, President-Elect 2011-2012, President 2012-2013
  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Member 2009-2011; Vermont State Delegate 2012-2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, Staff Attorney, 2005 - 2008
  • Private Practice, Criminal Defense Attorney, 2003 - 2005
  • Fulton County Conflict Defender, Staff Attorney, 2002 - 2003
  • Law office of Nicholas Hadden, Staff Attorney, 2009 - 2013

Office Location

The Law Office of William Cristman, P.L.L.C.

67 Fairfield Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478
Phone: 802-393-4154
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