I serve clients who need assistance in their interactions with the New Hampshire legislature or executive branch departments in the areas of legislation, administrative rulemaking, adjudicatory proceedings, government contracts, licensing, and regulatory matters.

My clients span many different industries, including religious institutions, business, and transportation, but much of my work is focused in the area of health care, especially long-term care providers, hospitals, and nursing.

More than anything, I love spending time with my family. We are big fans of the Bruins, the Red Sox, the Patriots, and the Tour de France, and for many years I enjoyed coaching youth hockey in Manchester. I am an avid reader of books on American history (especially the Civil War), and I closely follow classical and Irish traditional music.

Representative Clients

  • New Hampshire Health Care Association (trade association representing private nursing homes and assisted living facilities)
  • Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester
  • Catholic Medical Center
  • Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce
  • FairPoint Communications
  • NH Catholic Charities
  • NH Nurses’ Association
  • NH Nurse Practitioners Association
  • NH Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • AAA – Northern New England
  • Brain Injury Association of NH
  • NH Library Association

Publications

  • "Liturgy and Politics in the 21st Century”, Church Life: A Journal For The New Evangelization (University of Notre Dame, Institute for Church Life), Volume 2 Number 4 (2014)
  • "Lawyers and Lobbying in New Hampshire," 41 New Hampshire Bar Journal 2 (June 2000)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Update on the 2017 Legislative Session," breifing to attendees at 2017 Catholic Day at the State House Event, March 2017
  • "Catholics and Governmental Budgets as Moral Documents," breakout session at the 2017 SDASH Event, March 2017
  • "The Mission in the NH Public Square," remarks to Annual Meeting of the Diocese of Manchester Deacons, February 2017
  • "Why the Lobbyist?," Remarks to Leadership Greater Nashua, December 2016.
  • "Catholics and the 2016 Election," St. Joseph Cathedral Speaker Series, October 2016.
  • “Catholic Advocacy in Concord”, Remarks at Catholic Day at the NH State House, March 2015.
  • “Four Ethical Foundations For Catholic Lawyers”, CLE Presentation to NH Catholic Lawyers Guild, October 2014
  • “Freedom To Act: Religious Liberty And Catholics in the Public Square”, Fortnight for Freedom Event, Manchester NH, June 2014.
  • “Effective Advocacy by Catholic Citizens”, Remarks at Church In The Public Square event, Diocese of Manchester, November 2013
  • “Politics, Holiness and The Liturgy”, St. Martin de Porres Conference on Social Justice, Hanover NH , November 2013
  • “Religious Liberty And The Constitution”, Fortnight for Freedom Event, Laconia NH, June 2013
  • “Making the Case: Lobbying and the Public Library,” NH Library Trustees Association Annual Meeting, May 2013
  • “A How-To Guide On the New Hampshire State Budget Process,” The Church in the Public Square 2012 , Diocese of Manchester, November 2012
  • “Catholics and the Church’s Mission in the Political World,” Theology on Tap Series, Dartmouth University Catholic Student Center, October 2012
  • “Caesar’s Rivals: The Kingdom of God and Catholic Citizenship,”  Rockingham County Deanery of the Diocese of Manchester, September 2012

Community Involvement

  • Bishop's Charitable Assistance Fund, Board of Directors
  • Bishop's Charitable Assistance Fund, Campaign Committee Member
  • Concord Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • NH Nuclear Decommissioning Finance Commission (former member)
  • State of New Hampshire Civil War Memorials Commission (former member)
  • Diocese of Manchester Pastoral Council (former member)
  • Diocese of Manchester Liturgical Commission (former member)
  • NH Motor Carrier Advisory Board (former chair)
  • NH Council on Resources and Development (former member)
  • NH State Breath Machine Advisory Committee (former member)


Get in touch

        Services & Industries

        Energy & Regulated Industries

        Healthcare - Devine Health

        Long-Term Care Facilities

        Lobbying

        Public Relations & Crisis Management

        Regulatory Compliance

        Strategic Consulting

        Bar Admissions

        New Hampshire

        First Circuit of Appeals

        Education

        Georgetown University, JD, 1986

        Holy Cross, BA, Valedictorian and Bean Classics Scholar1983

        Awards & Affiliations

        Named Top Lawyer Lobbyist in New Hampshire by Business NH Magazine, 2015

        Recipient of the 2016 Chairperson's Award from the NH Health Care Association

        Recipient of the 2016 Advocate of the Year Award by the NH Nurse Practitioner Association

        Recipient of the 2015 St. Thomas More Award from NH Catholic Lawyers Guild

        Profile Service Award, N.H. Association of Counties, 2007

        President's Award, New Hampshire Nurses' Association, 2006

        President's Award, N.H. Health Care Association, 2003


        Adjunct Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire Law School