J.J. Tyzbir is a lawyer in private practice in Burlington, Vermont, concentrating on civil and business law matters. Mr. Tyzbir also proudly serves as a Judge Advocate in the Vermont Air National Guard.
In that capacity, Captain Tyzbir (USAF) advises commanders as to military law and operational issues, and provides legal assistance to service members on all legal issues that may affect them, including wills and trusts, employment discrimination, as well as civil and criminal matters.
Formerly Assistant Attorney General of the Vermont Attorney General's Office, Mr. Tyzbir defended the State and its employees against major claims - arguing before the Vermont Supreme Court numerous times and appearing on behalf of the State of Vermont in trial courts throughout the State. Before then, Mr. Tyzbir was an associate attorney at one of Vermont's largest law firms, practicing litigation and business law, assisting clients on business organization and strategy. Before returning home to Vermont to practice, and while earning a master's degree in international law with honors from Georgetown University, Mr. Tyzbir was associated with a large Washington, D.C. firm, practicing international business law, dispute resolution, and complex civil litigation.
Mr. Tyzbir graduated from the University of Vermont in 1995, majoring in Community Development and Applied Economics. Upon graduation, and after two years as a PSIA-certified ski instructor at Stowe Mountain Resort, Mr. Tyzbir attended law school at the University of Richmond, graduating with honors in 2000. During his course of study there, Mr. Tyzbir studied international law at Cambridge University (Emanuel College, 1998); interned as a legal adviser at the United Nations in New York (1998); and studied counterintelligence at Boston University's Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. (1999-2000).