Estate Planning

Can’t just any attorney do my estate planning?

Special Needs Planning

How do I protect my disabled daughter after I’m gone?

Trustee Services

What are the benefits of a professional and impartial trustee?


My mother passed away and 
I don’t know what I am supposed to do next. Help!

Experience. Integrity. Compassion.


At The Law Office of Claudia I. Pringles, PLLC, we provide the legal services, support and guidance you need to protect yourself, your legacy, and your loved ones. With a full range of Legacy Planning services, including Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Probate, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, and Trustee Services, we deliver personalized, expert attention along with invaluable legal advice. Get the priceless peace of mind that can only come from having a clear, solid plan in place. Because your loved ones are counting on you. And you can count on us.

Estate Planning

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Advance Directives
  • Power of Attorney
  • Pet Trusts


  • Executor/ Administrator
  • Avoidance of Probate
  • Probate Administration
  • Beneficiaries & Heirs
  • Last Will & Testament
  • Intestacy

Special Needs

  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Special Education
  • Medicaid
  • SSI
  • Guardianship
  • ABLE Accounts

Elder Law

  • Long-Term Care Advance Planning
  • Long-Term Care Crisis Planning
  • Medicaid Nursing Homes

Trust Admin

  • Trustee
  • Trust Administration
  • Independent Trustee
  • Special Needs Trustee
  • Revocable Living Trust
  • Successor Trustee


  • Guardianship for Adults, including Adult Children
  • Guardianship Hearings
  • Decision-Making for Adults



I had a great experience working with Claudia to craft my Will, Power of Attorney and Advanced Directive. She was open-minded and understanding. She guided me in better directions when I needed it and was clear and helpful throughout the process. And she’s a lovely person.

G. D.

My sister-in-law visited Claudia’s office with me to have a Will and a Power of Attorney drawn up. I had been procrastinating. Claudia was so personable and professional and made the whole process pleasant and painless. I would definitely recommend her and visit her again for legal matters.

S. G.

Claudia is not only an expert in Special Needs Law, she is also one of the most caring and compassionate persons I have ever met. Her goal is to give as much information and assistance as possible in a way that makes it accessible to families and individuals who have autism and other developmental disabilities. Her kindness, friendliness and professionalism make it a pleasure to work with her.

L. M.

News & Events


Off to College…

Our long-time legal assistant, Lili Pringles, will be leaving the law office August 17th. Lili has been a valued contributor to the family business here since she started as a teenager, handling many behind-the-scenes duties, including legal research, scheduling,...

Phone System Update

We are updating our office phone system during the week of August 14th and our phone system may be temporarily unavailable during that time. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please go to the Contact page to send us a message...



Estate Planning

Special Needs

NAMI Vermont Resource Guide 

NAMI Vermont Resource Guide 

This Resource Guidebook aims to provide practical answers to relevant and important questions for family members. It begins with basic information about the major mental illnesses and their treatment. Such information should enable you to have more productive...


What is a Trust? 

What is a Trust? Trusts are mentioned everywhere: movies, shows, articles, books. But what are they?  A Trust is an agreement between a person with the intent to make and (usually) fund the Trust (Grantor), the person in charge of fulfilling the instructions...


Choosing the Right (or Wrong) Executor 

Choosing the Right (or Wrong) Executor 

Among my Vermont Estate Planning workshops my clients most appreciate is the one called “Thrills, Chills, and Probate-Related Horror.” The probate process can seem deceptively simple to people who’ve never been through it. But in probate, seemingly minor errors or...