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The following list was determined using a number of factors including both objective and subjective criteria. Lawyers were selected based on their career accomplishments, high profile and famous cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications. This list represents some of the most highly accomplished lawyers currently practicing in New Hampshire, including criminal law, civil law, personal injury law, and family law.

When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • It is impossible to accurately determine a statewide shortlist of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing law.
  • It is difficult to compare lawyers who practice in different areas of the law.
Leonard D Harden
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Lancaster, NH
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Jeffrey A Runge
Bankruptcy Lawyer
Concord, NH
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David E. Buckley
Family Law and Personal Injury Lawyer
Nashua, NH
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Michael Stephen Bowser Jr
Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyer
Chelmsford, MA
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Joseph Piper
Copyrights / Trademarks Lawyer
Belmont, NH
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Mike J Demers
Family Law and Estate and Probate Lawyer
Nashua, NH
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Nadine M. Catalfimo
Estate and Probate Law and Trusts Lawyer
Salem, NH
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Matthew Newborn
Personal Injury Lawyer
Keene, NH
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Joe Russo
Personal Injury Lawyer
Nashua, NH
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Andrew Winters
Criminal Defense and Family Lawyer
Concord, NH
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Alexander Buchanan
Real Estate Law and Estate Planning Lawyer
Nashua, NH
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Joseph Caulfield
Family Law and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Lyndeborough, NH
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New Hampshire Legal Resources

New Hampshire Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

New Hampshire Bar Association - Membership in the New Hampshire Bar Association has been mandatory since 1969 to ensure a high degree of professionalism among New Hampshire attorneys. In addition to multiple yearly live continuing legal education programs, the bar also offers CLE through videotape rental programs and comprehensive written material programs. In order to continue good standing in the bar and keep practicing, New Hampshire lawyers must complete 12 credits of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) every year.
NHAJ - New Hampshire Association for Justice - The NHAJ is a nonprofit professional association of attorneys who represent plaintiffs in personal injury and other civil cases throughout New Hampshire. The organization provides networking opportunities and educational resources to its members including Continuing Legal Education (CLE) events. The New Hampshire Association for Justice (NHAJ) advocates for fair access to the civil justice system in New Hampshire and the Constitutional right to a civil jury trial.
NHACDL - New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - The New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NHACDL) supports criminal defense lawyers practicing in New Hampshire and oversees pending legislation and a lobbying presence in Concord, New Hampshire. The NHACDL sponsors CLE courses and training programs for criminal defense lawyers. The NHACDL promotes the effective assistance of counsel in criminal cases and advocates for a fair criminal justice system.
Legal Associations in New Hampshire - Legal organizations in New Hampshire create a vibrant network for legal professionals to connect, learn, and grow. Covering diverse practice areas, these associations offer valuable resources, networking events, and educational opportunities. By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, they contribute significantly to the development of legal expertise, professional relationships, and the overall advancement of the legal field in New Hampshire.

Multicultural Bar Associations in New Hampshire

Law Schools in New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law - UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Concord, New Hampshire. Founded in 1973, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law is a Public school with approximately 305 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

New Hampshire Government and Court Resources

New Hampshire Department of Labor

New Hampshire Department of Labor - The New Hampshire Department of Labor (NHDOL) manages a variety of responsibilities focused on supporting the state's workforce, enforcing labor laws, and ensuring workplace safety. Its primary duties include administering unemployment insurance benefits, enforcing wage and hour laws, and overseeing workforce development programs. NHDOL administers unemployment benefits, providing financial assistance to eligible individuals during periods of job loss or reduced hours. Additionally, the department enforces labor laws related to minimum wage, overtime, and fair employment practices to protect workers' rights and maintain equitable workplaces.

New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families

New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families - The New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) is responsible for safeguarding the well-being and safety of children and families across the state. DCYF oversees child welfare services, including child protective investigations, foster care placements, and adoption services. The division works to ensure the safety and stability of children by investigating reports of abuse or neglect, providing supportive services to families, and facilitating safe and permanent homes for children when necessary. The DCYF collaborates with community partners, offers preventive services, and advocates for the best interests of children, striving to protect vulnerable children and promote family stability throughout New Hampshire.

New Hampshire General Court

New Hampshire General Court - The New Hampshire General Court, the state's legislative body, operates as a bicameral assembly, comprising the New Hampshire Senate and the New Hampshire House of Representatives. The Senate has 24 members serving staggered two-year terms, while the House consists of 400 members serving two-year terms as well. The General Court is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and public safety.

New Hampshire Judicial Branch

New Hampshire Judicial Branch - The New Hampshire Judicial Branch has a historical legacy rooted in the state's colonial past and early American history. Established in 1784, its duties encompass interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, safeguarding individual rights, ensuring due process, and overseeing family law matters such as divorce and child custody. New Hampshire's judiciary, deeply influenced by its colonial heritage, is committed to fairness and accessibility.

New Hampshire Public Defender

New Hampshire Public Defender - The New Hampshire Public Defender was established in 1972 under New Hampshire Legal Assistance, becoming independent in 1985. It solely provides defense services to indigent citizens facing criminal charges. The Public Defender, now a nonprofit, operates in every county with attorneys, legal assistants, investigators, and IT specialists. The organization represents indigent individuals facing crimes carrying jail time, from misdemeanors to felonies, indigent juveniles, and appeal cases

New Hampshire Supreme Court

New Hampshire Supreme Court - The New Hampshire Supreme Court functions as the highest appellate court in the state, responsible for interpreting and applying the law. Its primary duty involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the accurate interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court hears a wide array of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners throughout New Hampshire. Additionally, the New Hampshire Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and ensuring the professionalism and ethical conduct of lawyers across the state.

Office of the Attorney General of New Hampshire

Office of the Attorney General of New Hampshire - The Office of the Attorney General of New Hampshire, led by the Attorney General appointed by the Governor, serves as the chief legal advisor for the state. This office is responsible for providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, representing New Hampshire in legal matters, and overseeing law enforcement. The Attorney General plays a pivotal role in prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, issuing legal opinions, and addressing various legal issues, including consumer protection, public safety, and environmental concerns.

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