John T. Pendleton

John T. Pendleton

Dwyer Donovan & Pendleton, PA, Portsmouth, NH
  • Divorce, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence...
  • Massachusetts, New Hampshire
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Summary

John Pendleton and his partner Elizabeth Donovan have both been in practice for 23 years. We represent clients in personal injury, Divorce, DUI/DWI, and criminal law. The firm has a strong district court criminal defense practice, including DWI defense. Attorney Elizabeth Donovan and Attorney Pendleton have practiced in all areas of family law, domestic relations, child support and custody areas. 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 Immediate Past President and Executive Board Member of Seacoast Mental Health, a community mental health facility primarily serving Rockingham County in New Hampshire. He is a past board member and Executive Board Member for New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the former 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 has also served on the NH Supreme Court's Access to Justice Comm

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Health Care Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Injury cases and some other matters. This may be limited to a phone consultation for divorce, depending on the advice requested.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    MC/VISA
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fee cases are accepted only for personal injury cases, and only at the discretion of the lawyer.
  • 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
J.D.
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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
Honors: Selected for Appeal of Dr. Mudd project - See Activities.
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.
Professional Associations
NH Bar Association
Facilitator for Professionalism Day 2008-2009
- Current
Activities: Served as Rockingham County Facilitator for NH Bar Sponsored Professionalism Day.
NH Legal Assitance
Vice President and Executive Committee - Board of Directors
- Current
Activities: 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.
Seacoast Mental Health
Vice President - Board of Directors
- Current
Activities: 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.
NH Association for Justice
Member
- Current
Activities: Formally NH Trial Lawyers Association. Active member who participates with the legislative committee.
New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
Activities: Active member since 1999. Participates with the legislative committee.
Criminal Justice Act Panel
Panel Member/Attorney
- Current
Activities: 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.
NH Bar Association
Board of Governor's
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Activities: Represent Hillsborough County, NH Bar Association's Board of Governors or Board of Director's. 2002 - 2004
NH Bar Association
Ethics Committee Member
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Activities: Responsible for issuing ethics opinions and setting ethic guidelines for NH Bar Members.
NH Bar Association
Board of Govenor's
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Activities: Merrimack County Governor - NH Bar Associations Board of Governor's or Board of Directors.
NH Bar Association
Legal Services Committee
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Activities: NH Bar Association, Legal Services Committee responsible for oversight of NH Bar Pro Bono Service Program and Reduced Fee Services. 1997 - 1998
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