American Association for Justice – Peer Reviewer – Trial Magazine
New Hampshire Bar Association – Author - Civil Practice Chapter – New Hampshire Practice & Procedure Manual
New Hampshire Brain Injury Association – Board of Directors, 2008-present
Manchester and New Hampshire Bar Associations
Author and co-author of numerous journal articles and presenter/organizer of numerous legal education seminars on medical malpractice and products liability law and procedure.
Question & Answer
Q:You were born and raised in NY and went to Mercy College. What was your college major?
A: History with a minor in political science.
Q:What did you do between college and law school at Franklin Pierce?
A: I worked in a bank.
Q:You joined Abramson, Brown & Dugan in 1996. How did you make the decision to join the firm?
A: I actually started working here in my second year of law school in 1992. They were looking for a law student to help with a case that was going to trial and one of the professors recommended me. I stayed on doing projects through law school then worked here on a contract basis from 1993 through 1995 until I was hired as a direct employee starting in 1996.
Q:As a lawyer, what case has provided you with the most satisfaction?
A: We represented a middle-aged teacher who was rendered a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic in an auto accident. At the beginning of our representation, he was a nursing home patient and deeply depressed. At the end of our representation, he was able to build a handicapped-accessible home, buy an accessible vehicle, and hire personal medical assistants. He was able to return to work as a guidance counselor and his wife was able to continue her job as a therapist instead of being his constant care-giver. They are wonderful people and it was immensely satisfying to help them make the best of the terrible situation they were put in.
Q:What are your other interests outside of the law?
A: My two children keep me very busy. I coach youth baseball and basketball and I love to help out at school whenever I can.
Q:As a trial lawyer, what’s a “typical day” look like?
A: There is no such thing as a typical day. Even the tasks that we do over and over, like taking depositions, working with experts, and meeting with witnesses, are always different because no two cases are alike.
Q:Professionally, how would you like to be remembered?
A: I’d like to be remembered by my clients as someone who genuinely helped them in a time of need and by my colleagues/opponents as someone who was always fair, honest, prepared, and tough.
New Hampshire Bar Association; Manchester Bar Association; New Hampshire Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire (Board of Directors)
Medical Malpractice; Plaintiff's Personal Injury; Products Liability
1993, New Hampshire; 1999, U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
"As a lawyer, my duty is to protect and preserve my clients’ rights. My job is to seek justice even when it is hidden or the situation makes it difficult to obtain. My clients are my first and only priority."