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- Personal Injury
- Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Area
I offer a free half hour consultation in most matters--after that my normal hourly rate applies. Personal injury consultations are free, and you don't pay a fee unless we win.
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- New Hampshire
- English: Spoken, Written
- Spanish: Spoken, Written
- Judicial Intern
- United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- Boston College Law School
- J.D. (2015)
- Activities: Moot court, Law review
- Bates College
- B.A. (2012) | Politics; Music Performance
- Massachusetts State Bar
- New Hampshire State Bar
- Nashua Bar Association
- - Current
- American Bar Association
- - Current
Articles & Publications
- Trees or Towers: The Battle Over Northern Pass
- Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
- Confusing Regulatory Takings with Regulatory Exactions: The Supreme Court Gets Lost in the Swamp of Koontz
- Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review
Websites & Blogs
- Firm profile
- Nashua New Hampshire personal injury blog
42 Questions Answered
- Q. can a life insurance beneficiary payout be contested by family if the insured suffered from a mental illness (bipolar)?
- A: It would be very difficult to prove that a beneficiary designation was changed due to mental capacity or undue influence. Basically, whichever beneficiary is on the policy is unlikely to be changed after death. A lawyer would need to investigate the facts and case law for a more specific answer.
- Q. I am 13 years old,am I allowed to go to court to support my family member?
- A: Anyone is allowed in a courtroom. It is open to the public, with certain very limited exceptions. I'm not sure I understand your question.
- Q. My neighbors tree has large branches over hanging onto my property. Can I legally cut them if it’s their tree?
- A: There is no clear answer to this question in New Hampshire, surprisingly. The Vermont Supreme Court case of Alvarez v. Katz has some guidance (Vermont law): https://law.justia.com/cases/vermont/supreme-court/2015/2014-385.html. Practically speaking, if you cut without permission, you are risk the possibility of a claim against you (particularly if it would damage the health of the tree). Best to reach some sort of written agreement/permission with your neighbor.
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