Neil Nicholson

Neil Nicholson is a dedicated, experienced, and compassionate trial attorney.

As a trial attorney, Neil leverages his experience to service his clients. Neil applies a substantial skill set to interview witnesses, investigate, analyze facts, and develop appropriate strategies to achieve results in preparing his cases for trial. Neil takes the time to understand your goals in litigation.

Neil believes that community commitments foster a productive and responsible civil society. He serves on the Board of Governors for the New Hampshire Association for Justice, a trial lawyers’ group dedicated to fighting for the principles of justice. Neil is a member of the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Christian Legal Society, and participates on the Executive Committee for the Manchester Bar Association. As a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Neil serves on the Public Protection Fund Committee, which works to reimburse victims of theft committed by other attorneys. He currently serves on the Manchester Christian Church Administrative Leadership Team. For several years, Neil also was a member of the Board of Directors of the Manchester Regional Youth Hockey Association.

Neil attended Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated magna cum laude. While there, he received several awards, including the school’s Best Oral Advocate Award in his first year and Jurisprudence awards in Property Law and Environmental Law. He also was selected as a representative from Suffolk University Law School to participate in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Prior to law school, Neil was educated at Trinity High School in Manchester, New Hampshire, and Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. At Liberty University, Neil received a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice, cum laude, and participated on the school’s hockey team. Upon graduation from Liberty, Neil gathered unique professional experience as a police officer in Goffstown, New Hampshire, which enables him to better defend clients facing criminal charges.

Neil lives in Auburn, New Hampshire, with his family and cat. He remains an avid hockey player and enjoys skiing, hiking, fishing, and camping.

Education
Suffolk University Law School, Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude
Liberty University, Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice, cum laude
National Institute for Trial Advocacy – Advanced Trial Skills Graduate
120th Police Academy, New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council, Top 3
Word of Life Bible Institute
Trinity High School

Bar Admissions
New Hampshire
Massachusetts
United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Recognition
New Hampshire Union Leader Top 40 Under Forty Recipient
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards; 2016, 2015
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
SuperLawyers, New England Rising Stars, 2015, 2014
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, recipient
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers Recognition
Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Suffolk University Law School Jurisprudence Award: Property Law
Suffolk University Law School Jurisprudence Award: Environmental Law
Suffolk University Law School Best Oral Advocate Award
Goffstown Police Department: Lifesaving Award
Goffstown Police Department: Chief’s Exemplary Service Award
Goffstown Police Department: Officer of the Year Award

Professional Memberships & Community Involvement
Manchester Christian Church, Administrative Leadership Team
New Hampshire Association for Justice, Board of Governors; Treasurer 2015-2016
New Hampshire Bar Association Public Protection Fund Committee; 2012-present
Trinity High School Advisory Board, past member
Manchester Bar Association, past executive board member
Pinkerton Academy Law Advisory Committee, member
New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, member
Christian Legal Society, member
American Association for Justice, member
New Hampshire Bar Association, member
Manchester Regional Youth Hockey Association Board of Directors, past director
New Hampshire Amateur Hockey Association, past director
International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local #371, past-president
Goffstown Police Association, past-president

Articles

  • January, 2016: Unveiling the Mysteries of Med Pay Coverage, New Hampshire Trial Bar News
  • December, 2014: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Replacement Litigation, NHAJ Trial Bar News
  • October, 2014: “NCAA Concussion Litigation,” New Hampshire Association for Justice Trial Bar News
  • July, 2013: “Multidistrict Litigation Briefing,” New Hampshire Bar Association Bar News
  • April, 2013: “Litigating Transfer Issues in MDL,” New Hampshire Association for Justice Trial Bar News
  • December, 2012: “Protect Your Customers’ and Employees’ Personal Information – Top 10 Data Security Guide for 2013,” Portsmouth Herald – Seacoast Online
  • June, 2012: “Guarding Patient’s Personal Information: You’re the Sentry,” Portsmouth Herald – Seacoast Online
  • April, 2011: “Can I Ask a Potential Employee to Take a Lie Detector Test to Evaluate the Accuracy of His or Her Application?” New Hampshire’s Union Leader
  • June, 2010: “What Types of Wages Can be Withheld from the Employee?” New Hampshire Union Leader
  • April, 2010: “Deductions From Wages,” New Hampshire Union Leader
  • August, 2009: “Data Security: No Longer Someone Else’s Problem,” New Hampshire Business Review

Presentations & Lectures

  • October, 2015: NH Driver’s Education Teachers Association: Liabilities for student teachers
  • September, 2015: Protecting the Flock (& the Shepherds): Mandatory reporting laws primer
  • June, 2015; December, 2014; March, 2013: New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council: “Cross-Examination”
  • June, 2013; May, 2012: National Business Institute: “Effective Use of Technology and Exhibits in Courtroom;” Manchester and Portsmouth, NH
  • March, 2013: New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council: “Cross-Examination”
  • May, 2011: Keynote speaker: “Data Security;” Portsmouth, NH
  • October, 2010: “Red Flags Rule and Data Security,” New Hampshire Society of CPAs; Manchester, NH
  • September, 2010: “How to Navigate a Criminal Case through the NH Courts;” Woburn, MA
  • December, 2009: Panelist at Private School Update in Manchester, NH, “Risk Management for Administration Confronting Criminal Issues and Cell Phone Use”
  • December, 2009: Keynote presenter on Massachusetts Data Security Regulations as a CPE seminar for New Hampshire Society of CPAs in Manchester, NH