Litigation

Our firm has six trial lawyers whose practice is devoted almost exclusively to litigation. Supported by experienced paralegals, our litigation attorneys have handled hundreds of trials and have also successfully represented clients in appellate level work. Our litigation attorneys regularly practice in the state and federal trial courts and provide appellate representation before the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In addition, our practice brings us to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire, as well as the United States Tax Court. Our litigation attorneys also represent clients before state and federal regulatory agencies on a variety of complex matters. Our appellate practice has included the successful advocacy of clients’ interests in many areas of law and has resulted in several important changes and clarifications of existing law.

Our litigation attorneys’ collective knowledge, skill, and experience allows us to serve the needs of a wide range of clients, ranging from individuals to large, national corporations, in virtually all types of civil litigation. Our litigation attorneys also regularly support our business and tax attorneys by providing litigation analysis, by suggesting litigation avoidance measures and by assessing the costs and benefits of contemplated lawsuits.

Our litigation attorneys also share their know how with other practitioners by serving as panel members at local and nationwide seminars on complex federal and state law issues, including environmental law, federal takings law under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, civil rights, and police conduct. Our litigation attorneys also give frequent presentations to professional and industry groups on liability issues, including civil rights, sex discrimination, and tort liability, and they advise such groups on loss prevention and risk management issues. In conjunction with the firm’s business attorneys, our litigation attorneys advise a wide variety of business clients on employment policies and procedures and other employment law related issues.

Our litigation attorneys work closely with clients to establish clear objectives for each matter. An integral part of our representation is the development of a practical and cost-effective plan geared towards achieving client goals in an expeditious and efficient manner.

Areas of extensive practice concentration include:

Commercial Litigation

  • Business Law
  • Patent Infringement Litigation
  • Unfair Competition Litigation
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Bankruptcy
  • Tax Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Anti-Discrimination Litigation
  • Banking Law
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Leasing and Tenant Evictions

Insurance Litigation

  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Workers’ Compensation

General Litigation

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability

Municipal Litigation

  • Civil Rights
  • Regulatory Takings
  • Zoning and Planning Appeals
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • General Municipal Constitutional, Tort and Contract Law
  • Anti-Discrimination Law