Holly B. Haines

Experience and Accolades

  • Practicing more than 13 years
  • AV Rated – Preeminent – Martindale Hubbell
  • 2016 Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice New Hampshire
  • New England Super Lawyers Rising Star 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • 2011 – Robert E. Kirby Award Recipient from New Hampshire Bar Foundation
  • Co-Author – Chapter 18 - Medical Discovery – A Practical Guide To Discovery And Depositions In New Hampshire (2011)
  • New Hampshire Women's Bar Association
    • Immediate Past President (2012-2014)
    • President (2010-2012)
    • Treasurer (2009-2010)
    • Public Relations Officer (2006-2009)
    • Board of Directors (2006-present)
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice, Board of Governors (2014-Present)
    • Executive Committee, Member (2015-present)
    • Membership Services Committee, Chair (2014-present)
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors
    • Membership Oversight Committee (2014-2017)
    • Public Affairs Committee (2015-2018)
    • Public Education Committee (2014-2017)
    • Women’s Trial Lawyers Caucus (1998-present)
  • Revitalization Governor for New Hampshire
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
    • Editorial Board New Hampshire Bar News (Chair, 2006-2010)
    • Editorial Board New Hampshire Bar Journal
    • Gender Equality Committee
  • American Bar Association – Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
    • Dean's Advisory Council, 2011-2013
    • New Hampshire Alumni Advisory Group, 2010-2013
  • Former Judicial Law Clerk to Justices of NH Superior Court
  • Former Judicial Law Clerk to Hon. Joseph P. Nadeau, NH Supreme Court
  • Former Judicial Intern to Hon. Norman Stahl, US Court of Appeals for First Circuit
  • Author and co-author of numerous journal articles and presenter/organizer of numerous legal education seminars on medical malpractice law and procedure.

Question & Answer

Q: You're now the Immediate Past President of the NH Women's Bar Association. Other than the fact that the members are women, what's the difference between the NH Bar Association and the Women's Bar Association?

A: Our members are not all women and we do actively encourage men and women to join our organization. The two major differences between the bar associations are in our mission statements and our membership compositions, because the NH Women's Bar Association is a voluntary membership organization while the New Hampshire Bar Association is a mandatory membership organization, which means membership is required in order to practice law in New Hampshire. The mission statement of the NH Women's Bar Association is to promote and support the advancement and interests of women in the legal community through leadership, professional interaction, education and the exchange of ideas between our members and the community. Contrary to popular belief, we are not an all woman membership, we do have male members and we encourage male members of the New Hampshire Bar Association to join our Association to aid us in our mission of promoting women in the profession, since historically they have been an underserved minority.

Q: Tell me about some of the issues that interest you in your work with the NH Women's Bar Association.

A: Women have been a historically underrepresented minority in law firm leadership, business, government agencies and the judiciary and women are an increasing majority of the population being admitted to the practice of law and in society at large. As such, the promotion and advancement of women in the profession is a necessity to maintain the integrity of the legal profession. The Women's Bar Association is also a great resource for professional development, continuing legal education and networking, as well as for women to create their own referral networks for business and to engage in public service initiatives.

Q: You're in your 14th year of practicing law. What's the most important lesson you've learned during that period?

A: That all of the lessons I have learned are the most important.

Q: What's been your biggest triumph as a lawyer?

A: Every time I am able to successfully resolve a case on behalf of a client, I consider it a triumph. Our clients come first at our office and our clients are the most important part of our practice.
 

Membership

American Bar Association; New Hampshire Bar Association (New Hampshire Bar News Committee , Editorial Board; Chair, Gender Equality Committee, New Hampshire Bar Journal Editorial Board Member); New Hampshire Women's Bar Association (Former Public Relations Officer, Treasurer, President, Immediate Past President, Sustaining Member); Manchester Bar Association; New Hampshire Association for Justice (Board of Governors) Sustaining Member; American Association for Justice (Board of Governors, Revitalization Governor for New Hampshire); Trial Lawyers for Public Justice; the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME); New Hampshire Supreme Court Society; University of New Hampshire School of Law (Dean's Advisory Council; NH Alumni Advisory Group); American Bar Foundation Life Fellow.

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice; Plaintiffs Personal Injury

Admissions

2000, New Hampshire; U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire; 2001, Massachusetts

Publications: 

Presenter or Moderator

The Annual New Hampshire Practice Series CLE (UNH School of Law, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014); Handling Medical Negligence Claims (National Business Institute, 2007); Tackling Advanced Medical Malpractice Issues (National Business Institute, 2007); Preparing a Civil Case for A Successful Outcome, Paralegal Association of New Hampshire, 23rd Annual Meeting (September 22, 2006); Developments and Issues in Medical Malpractice, Merrimack Valley Christian Academy (August 15, 2005).