The ELA is proud to welcome our newest member firm: LOGOS  in Iceland!
The ELA is proud to welcome our newest member firm: LOGOS  in Iceland!
Kendall Hoechst

Kendall Hoechst
Vermont Employment Lawyer


My Approach

I take a collaborative approach to achieving the best possible outcome for my clients. I excel at synthesizing and organizing complex information and presenting it in a compelling and persuasive way, both orally and in writing. I strive for excellence, professionalism, and efficiency.

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation
I practice general civil litigation, including in the areas of employee/employer related disputes, higher education, medical malpractice, personal injury, and commercial disputes. I also conduct workplace and other independent investigations, and provide compliance training and counseling on higher education and employment law related topics.

My special interests include the Clery Act, a federal statute that applies to higher education institutions. I assist colleges and universities as they prepare and review their annual security reports and related policies and procedures. I am also interested in issues related to website accessibility and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act that affect all of our clients.


  • Prior to Dinse, clerked for the Honorable William K. Sessions III in the U.S. District of Vermont.
  • Recipient of the Francis Wayland Prize for proficiency in preparing and presenting a case in negotiation, arbitration and litigation.

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • New England Super Lawyers Rising Star (2017, 2018 & 2019)