I assist employers and self-insured trusts in navigating the complexities of the New Hampshire workers’ compensation statute. Knowing how to stay in compliance with the statute and how to avoid work-related injuries can require legal guidance. Once claims are made, I work closely with employers to negotiate settlements when possible and prepare cases for New Hampshire Department of Labor litigation. Employment law issues and workers’ compensation issues frequently go hand in hand, which means I also work with employment law lawyers at Devine Millimet. I am the author of the New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Treatise and a member of the National LexisNexis panel of experts.  Workers’ compensation is a topic I’m often invited to speak about at national roundtable discussions.  
 
I have defended workers’ compensation claims on a daily basis for 26 years. The clients I work with are almost exclusively self-insured employers and self-insured trusts. This client base requires both exceptional service and exceptional communication. Representative clients include the New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association, the New Hampshire Motor Transport Association, Primex3, Lowe’s, Osram Sylvania, the City of Manchester, and the City of Nashua.
 
My first priority is spending time with and taking care of my family. I also love music, movies, and books. I feel that lessons learned from books and movies make me a better person and a better lawyer. Music makes me a happier person.

Publications

  • "Advanced Workers' Compensation," Lorman Seminars,  March 2013
  • NH Workers' Compensation Manual, Author, Third Edition, 1995 - 2015
  • NH Workers' Compensation Manual, Editor,1995 - 2015
  • "Discerning Between Events Occurring in the Workplace, and Work-Related Events or Injuries,” New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association's Dateline:NH, December 2011
  • "Employees and Independent Contractors under New Hampshire Worker's Compensation law: Exclusion from Compulsory Coverage under New Hampshire Worker's Compensation law," Lexis Nexis Expert Commentaries, 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • "Handling the Workers' Compensation Case from Start to Finish," National Business Institute, June 24, 2015
  • Worker's Compensation Seminar, NHHA, Fall 2013
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar, New Hampshire Bar Association, 2012
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar, New Hampshire Adjusters Association, 2011
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation, Lorman Seminars, 2007, 2008, 2013
  • New Hampshire Adjusters Association, Speaker Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2007
  • Workers' Compensation, FMLA Lecture, 2007
  • "Managing Workers' Compensation from a Defense Perspective," 2006
  • "The ABC's of Workers' Compensation," 2006
  • Workers' Compensation, FMLA & LOA, 2006
  • Speaker on Workers' Compensation, New Hampshire Adjusters Association, 1989, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation in NH, NBI Lecture, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Workers' Compensation in New Hampshire, NBI Lectures, 1995, 1996
  • Labor Industrial and Rehabilitation services Committee on Workers' Compensation - Guest Speaker, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation, New Hampshire Bar Association C.L.E. Lecture, 1994
  • Office of Court Administration Workers' Compensation Seminar, 1994
  • Labor and Employment, NBI Lecture, 1993
  • Labor and Employment Law, NBI Lecture, 1992
  • Injuries in The Work Place: New Hampshire Workers' Compensation Claims Process, NBI Lecture, 1992
  • Workers' Compensation in New Hampshire Issues and Answers, NBI Lecture, 1991


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        Services & Industries

        Dispute Resolution & Litigation

        Insurance Defense

        Regulatory Compliance

        Regulatory Compliance for Businesses

        Workers' Compensation

        Bar Admissions

        New Hampshire

        Education

        Boston College, JD, 1984

        Dartmouth College, BA, 1980

        Awards & Affiliations

        Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the field of Workers' Compensation Law/Employers. 

        Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in the field of Workers' Compensation Law/Employers. 

        Recognized in Chambers USA, 2015

        Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, 2003-2015

        AV® "Preeminent" rating, the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell

        Named "Top Attorney," Workers' Compensation, New Hampshire Magazine, since 2002

        Voted one of best workers' compensation lawyers in the state, New Hampshire Magazine, since 2002.


        American Bar Association, member

        New Hampshire Bar Association