Philip R. Braley


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Administrative Law
Employment Law
Land Use Law
Environmental Law
Tax Abatement


JD, University of Virginia (1992)
BA, summa cum laude, Boston University (1989)

Bar Admissions

New Hampshire (1992)
U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire (1992)

Professional Recognition

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
Bracewell-Patterson Oral Advocacy Award, University of Virginia (1990)

Professional Memberships

New Hampshire Bar Association
Federalist Society
New Hampshire Association for Justice


  • Advocates for clients before the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, all New Hampshire state courts, various administrative tribunals and agencies, municipal land use boards, and the state legislature.

  • Administrative practice includes representation before the New Hampshire Board of Tax and Land Appeals, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, the New Hampshire Waste Management Council, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and the New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services.

  • Substantive areas of law include contracts, employment law, corporate governance, tax abatement, administrative law, municipal law, land use law, energy law, constitutional law, government contracting and personal injury.

Representative Cases

Petition of Governor & Executive Council, 151 N.H. 1 (2004) (with Bryan K. Gould).

Appeal of Town of Bethlehem, 154 N.H. 314 (2006) (with Bryan K. Gould).

Residents Defending Their Homes v. Lone Pine Hunters’ Club, 155 N.H. 486 (2007) (with Bryan K. Gould).

North Country Environmental Services v. State of New Hampshire, 157 N.H. 15 (2008) (with Bryan K. Gould).

Lillie-Putz Trust v. Downeast Energy Corp., 160 N.H. 716 (2010) (with Bryan K. Gould).


Know Your Duties Under the New LLC Act,” Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Business Focus Column, March 2014

"Business Law and Business Litigation: The Problem of the Corporate Client and the Attorney-Client Privilege," New Hampshire Bar News, December 14, 2012 (with Bryan K. Gould).

Charitable and Civic Activities

Community Services Council of New Hampshire
Board of Directors (2005-2008)
Chairman (2007-2008)

St. Paul’s Church, Rector Search Committee
Chairman (2008)

New Hampshire Board of Professional Geologists
Public Member

Concord Historical Society

Philip R. Bralely
Philip R. Braley
Two Capital Plaza
P.O. Box 1137
Concord, NH 03302-1137
(603) 224-7761 ext. 1032
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Legal Assistant
Brenda Barnard
(603) 224-7761 ext. 1027

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