John Shullenberger, Senior Strategist


John Shullenberger


25 years


Community Service


John has served as Of Counsel to the firm since 2000, targeting his efforts on appropriations for affordable housing and farmland and natural area conservation; tobacco control programs; regional planning; and Vermont’s Area Agencies on Aging. He also supports Necrason Group’s work on behalf of organized labor and the Vermont Association for Justice. In addition, he is an advisor to members of the Vermont Trial Judges Association relating to judicial retention and other legislative issues that affect the work of trial judges and magistrates.

He previously held posts as Acting Deputy Director and Interim Litigation Director for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago; Partner at Mickenberg, Dunn, Sirotkin & Dorsch in Vermont; Executive Director of Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.; and full-time faculty instructor and Legal Clinic attorney, Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.

John is married to Dianne Shullenberger, an artist, avid skier and hiker and the owner of the Dianne Shullenberger Gallery. They have a son who lives and works in Vermont; and a daughter who works in sports administration in Colorado. John and Dianne live in Jericho in the home once owned by the Bentley family, the place where Wilson “Snowflake Bentley” made his pioneering snowflake photographs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.