Since 1986, Charlie Buttrey has been one of the premier personal injury lawyers in the Upper Valley. He has tried cases in courts throughout both New Hampshire and Vermont, and has obtained verdicts and settlements that have resulted in millions of dollars of compensation being awarded to his clients.

Headshot of CharlieIf you have been injured, just getting through the day can be a challenge. You may be hospitalized for a period of time, you may miss work, you may need lengthy therapy, you may be in pain, you may not be able to care for your loved ones, you may simply be overwhelmed. Having an experienced, compassionate attorney at your side will go a long way to easing your anxiety. Charlie will deal with all of the legal matters – your medical expenses, your unpaid bills, the claims adjusters – while you can focus on what’s important: getting back on your feet. There is never a charge for an initial consultation, and clients may choose to hire Charlie on a contingency basis, which means that they do not pay any legal fees until they have been fully compensated.


Charlie graduated in 1977 from the Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, where he was captain and MVP of the Varsity Wrestling Team, and a New England interscholastic champion in his weight class. In 1981, he graduated from Princeton University, where he was a varsity athlete and Senior Class President. He graduated, with honors, from Vermont Law School, where he was chair of the Honor Committee, in 1986.


Charlie has practiced law in New Hampshire and Vermont for over 35 years, and has represented thousands of clients in that time. He has tried over 60 cases to jury verdict in courts through both states, and has won before the Vermont Supreme Court and the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Charlie has served on many boards and committees in his home town of Thetford, Vermont, including the Recreation Committee, the Budget Committee, the Board of Civil Authority and, for over 25 years, on the Thetford Board of School Directors. An avid runner, Charlie has run marathons from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas, finishing in Boston Marathon-qualifying times on five different occasions. He has coached youth, middle school and high school football, soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, cross-country and track. He was voted 2015 Coach of the Year by the Vermont Indoor Track Association.

Charlie is also active in community theater, is an accomplished pianist, and sings in his church choir.