Our People Frederick W. Coombs
Frederick W. Coombs

FredErick W. Coombs

Attorney Frederick W. Coombs has been engaged in the general practice of law in Chittenden County since 1979.  Over the past 20 years he has primarily represented buyers, sellers, lenders and developers in commercial and residential real estate transactions.  When not in the office, Fred can be found running, hiking, skiing, sailing or trying to play golf.



Marjorie D. Lissor

Marjorie L. Davis

Attorney Marjorie L. Davis began practicing law in Chittenden County, Vermont in 1984 and was a founding member of Coombs, Davis & McAllister (fka Coombs and Lissor) in 1992.  She has focused on Real Estate for the past 17 years and previously practiced in both real estate and a variety of civil and criminal areas.  A native of Connecticut, she spent 8 years in Boston prior to coming to Vermont and worked on asbestos litigation cases while in law school.  She is a former member of the Town of Jericho Planning Commission and spent many years playing flute in the Williston Town Band.  Her other interests include horseback riding, skiing, hiking, sailing and watercolor painting.



Scott McAllister

Scott McAllister

Scott joined Coombs, Davis & McAllister in September of 2013. Scott concentrates his practice in the areas of Residential and Commercial Real Estate and Estate Planning and he also enjoys representing community associations throughout Chittenden County. He has been practicing in the Burlington area for eighteen years and prior to joining the firm, Scott was of counsel at the Burlington firm of Mickenberg, Dunn, Lachs and Smith.

Scott graduated from Syracuse University in 1987 with a B.S. in Television, Radio, and Film and graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1995, where he was a founding member of the University of Connecticut Insurance Law Journal.

Scott lives in Williston with his wife, Sandra, and two children, Will and Kate. When not practicing law he can be found at home working on a follow up to his critically acclaimed CD of instrumental guitar music or on the fairways in a pair of plus fours working on his hickory golf game.



Terrie Bothfeld

Terrie Bothfeld

Terrie Bothfeld joined Coombs, Davis & McAllister in 2001 and has been involved in the legal field since graduating from Champlain College in 1977.  For more than 25 years Terrieā€™s primary focus has been facilitating real estate closings with a heavy emphasis on client, realtor, lender and attorney coordination.  Terrie grew up in Chittenden County, loves to tend to her numerous flower gardens and has always been an avid horsewoman.



Mary Black

Mary Black

Mary Black has been with Coombs, Davis & McAllister since April of 2010.  For nine years prior to that, she was an Assistant Town Clerk in Stowe, and before that was a Real Estate Paralegal for a Lamoille County law firm for several years.  She has been married to John for 28 years, and has three young adult children.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, kayaking and/or snowshoeing.


Erin Murphy



Erin has recently joined our firm.  Her job consists of many duties, including coordination and preparation of closings and drafting legal documentation.  She is often the person you hear when you call the office.  She recently moved back to Vermont after spending 16 years in Connecticut.  She loves being back in this beautiful state and being so close to her family again.