John T. Pendleton

Dwyer Donovan & Pendleton, PA, Portsmouth, NH
Contact: 603.433.7105
Experience:
Law School: University of Richmond School of Law - University of Richmond
Jurisdictions: Massachusetts
New Hampshire
1st Circuit

OVERVIEW

About John T. Pendleton
John Pendleton has been a lawyer for more than 18 years. He has an active personal injury and consumer bankruptcy practice. Attorney Pendleton is a former felony prosecutor, who today as a criminal defense lawyer works in federal and state courts throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. John is a highly effective DWI defense lawyer and is certified in the National Highway Safety Administration's standardized field sobriety test.

Attorney Pendleton also practices in the areas of water law, public utility law before the NH Public Utility Commission, business, land use, personal injury and toxic waste and oil spill matters. His clients include water companies, such as Pennichuck Corporation, municipal water and sewer districts, developers and individuals relative to land use, water and environmental issues.

Attorney Pendleton is a past recipient of the Robert Kirby Award, recognizing a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association as an outstanding attorney, 35 years old or younger, demonstrating excellent advocacy and personal characteristics.

Attorney Pendleton received his B.A. degree from Trinity College and his J.D. degree from the University of Richmond. He currently serves his community as the Vice President and Executive Board Member of Seacoast Mental Health, a community mental health facility primarily serving Rockingham County in New Hampshire. He is a Board member and Executive Board Member for New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the Vice President of the Board for the New Hampshire Legal Advice and Referral Center. Attorney Pendleton has twice been on the NH Bar Association's Board of Governor's and served a number of years on the New Hampshire Bar Association's Ethics Committee and Committee for Legal Services to the Poor. He currently serves on the NH Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission. Attorney Pendleton has served the State of New Hampshire over the past ten years as Vice Chairman of the New Hampshire Plumbers Licensing Board, where he also acted as an administrative judge at times. He has previously served on the Governor's Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission and the Board of Bridges, Rape & Assault Support Services of Nashua, New Hampshire.

Please feel free to contact Attorney Pendleton by email at jpendleton@granitestatelawyers.com or by telephone at (603) 433-7105.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Health Care Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    • MC/VISA
  • Contingent Fees
  • Free Consultation
    • Injury cases and some other matters.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • Available on request.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
1st Circuit
Professional Experience
Partners/Shareholder, Dwyer Donovan & Pendleton, PA, Portsmouth, NH
-Current
Shareholder/Partner - Active civil and criminal practice. Represent both large and small businesses, including publicly traded companies. Representations of medical doctors in business disputes and in practice set up. Regulatory work before NH Public Utility Commission, local land use boards, and NH Department of Environmental Services. Represent municipal entities and individuals in oil spill matters, toxic chemical spills, toxic torts, and water issues. Consumer protection cases. Administrative duties in firm.
Lawyer, Gottesman & Hollis, PA, Nashua, NH
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Active civil and criminal practice. Business representation for large and small business entities. Regulatory work before NH Public Utility Commission, local land use boards, and NH Department of Environmental Services. Represent municipal entities and individuals in oil spill matters, toxic chemical spills, toxic torts, and water issues. Consumer protection cases.
Lawyer, Gleason Law Office
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Active criminal and civil practice, federal and state court. Represent businesses in formation and day to day business needs.
Attorney, Shaheen & Gordon, PA, Dover, NH
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Worked on federal multi-district litigation matters representing American Honda Motor Company.
Assistant County Attorney., Strafford County Attorneys Office, Dover, NH
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Assistant County Attorney - Tried approximately 24 jury trials while at office. Worked primarily on domestic violence, assaults and fraud matters.
Education
University of Richmond School of Law - University of RichmondJ.D.
Honors: Selected for Appeal of Dr. Mudd project - See Activities.
Details: Co-wrote brief for Defense in Appeal of Doctor Samuel Mudd, a mock appeal argued by F. Lee Baily before a celebrity panel of military judges. Case was covered by national news media. Brief was later published, in Dr. Mudd and the Lincoln Assassination: The Case Reopened. Contributors: John Paul Jones - editor. Publisher: Combined Books. Place of Publication: Conshohocken, PA. Publication Year: 1995. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=100318685
Professional Activities
Facilitator for Professionalism Day 2008-2009 NH Bar Association 2008-Current
Details: Served as Rockingham County Facilitator for NH Bar Sponsored Professionalism Day.
Vice President and Executive Committee - Board of Directors NH Legal Assitance 2006-Current
Details: Vice President of the Board of Directors and member of the Executive Committee of NH Legal Assistance as well as the Legal Advice and Referral Center, a separate agency, and member of the associated Campaign for Legal Services. Served multiple years as prior fund raising captain for NHLA's Campaign for Legal Services in Southeastern New Hampshire.
Vice President - Board of Directors Seacoast Mental Health 2006-Current
Details: Vice President of Board of Directors - Seacoast Mental Health, a community mental health provider in Southeastern New Hampshire. The Board actively oversees a 10 million dollar budget and large staff. Current challenges include dealing with changes in funding sources and federal medicare/medicaid systems as well as a difficult economy.
Member NH Association for Justice 2000-Current
Details: Formally NH Trial Lawyers Association. Active member who participates with the legislative committee.
Member New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1999-Current
Details: Active member since 1999. Participates with the legislative committee.
Panel Member/Attorney Criminal Justice Act Panel 1997-Current
Details: Active member of NH CJA Panel - Acted as CJA Panel Representative for District of New Hampshire at the National Conference of Criminal Justice Act Conference, San Antonio, TX 2005.
Board of Governor's NH Bar Association 2002-2004
Details: Represent Hillsborough County, NH Bar Association's Board of Governors or Board of Director's. 2002 - 2004
Ethics Committee Member NH Bar Association 1998-2002
Details: Responsible for issuing ethics opinions and setting ethic guidelines for NH Bar Members.
Board of Govenor's NH Bar Association 1999-2000
Details: Merrimack County Governor - NH Bar Associations Board of Governor's or Board of Directors.
Legal Services Committee NH Bar Association 1997-1998
Details: NH Bar Association, Legal Services Committee responsible for oversight of NH Bar Pro Bono Service Program and Reduced Fee Services. 1997 - 1998
Awards
Robert Kirby Award, NH Bar Foundation
The Robert E. Kirby Award was established in 1996 to honor the memory of Bob Kirby, a young lawyer "of great skill, civility and good humor" who died that year at the age of 35. The Kirby Award is given to one member of the NH Bar Association each year. The recipient is an attorney 35 years old or younger who demonstrates the traits of civility, courtesy, perspective and excellent advocacy. Prior recipients include NH Federal District Court Judge Joseph Laplante and current NH Attorney General Kelly Ayotte.

PUBLICATIONS

Articles & Publications
  • Lien on Me - Medical Liens; Paying Creditor Bills with PI Settlement
    NH Association for Justice
  • NH Superior Court Rules and Final Trial Preparation
    NH Association for Justice
  • Lien on Me - Medical Liens; Paying Creditor Bills with PI Settlements
    NH Association for Justice/NH Trial Lawyers
  • Fundamentals of Water Law in New Hampshire: Protecting Water Rights, Use and Quality, What to Expect (a summary of federal and state regulatory and statutory changes in Water Law)
    National Business Institute
  • Fundamentals of Water Law in New Hampshire, Use and Quality, Water Quality Challenges and Opportunities
    National Business Institute
  • District Court Practice & Judicial Forum, Arraignment through Trial, Bail, Pleadings, Negotiations
    NH Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
  • What the State Court Criminal Defense Lawyer Should Know about the Federal Criminal System
    NH Public Defender's Training Materials
  • The Appeal of Doctor Mudd
    Combined Books

WEBSITES & BLOGS

Website: Website

CONTACT & MAP

461 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
USA
Telephone: 603.433.7105