Phil Cykon
Phil Cykon
Affiliated with Criminal Justice, Law, Master of Science in Law

Phil Cykon will be on sabbatical leave for Spring 2019 semester. 

Professor Cykon began his current position at Champlain College in July 2011.  He had been teaching as an Adjunct Professor in the Champlain College Masters in Law Program since 2007.

Professor Cykon received his B.A. from the Ohio State University in 1972 and his J.D. from Capital University Law School in 1976, both in Columbus, Ohio. He practiced criminal law as a public defender from 1976 to 1985 in Ohio and Vermont. In 1985, he was appointed an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Vermont, and he prosecuted criminal cases, served as legislative liaison to the Vermont Legislature, and handled various civil and administrative law matters.

From 1995 through 2008, Professor Cykon practiced in the private sector, working primarily in administrative regulatory law. During that time, he served as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the Vermont Board of Medical Practice and for the Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Health Care Administration. From 2008 through 2011, he served as Assistant General Counsel with the Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Health Care Administration, working primarily with the Securities Division. In 2011, Professor Cykon briefly returned to the Vermont Attorney General's Office, Corrections Division, before accepting the position of Program Director and Assistant Professor for Criminal Justice at Champlain College.

Professor Cykon had previously taught for several years as an Adjunct Professor at both Woodbury College and Norwich University.  He specializes in teaching Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Justice, Constitutional Law, and Legal Systems & Legal Principles.  Professor Cykon designed both the Legal Systems and Legal Principles course and the Constitutional Law course for the Champlain College Masters in Law Program, and has taught the Legal Systems and Legal Principles course since its inception.

Professional Experience

Active practice of law for 34 years.

Professional Associations

Vermont Bar Association; American Bar Association.

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law.